The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and Other Stories is one of my favourite Agatha Christie novels – especially the foreword where Christie describes her own childhood Christmas experiences! All that lovely food – turkey, oyster soup (which Christie didn’t sound too enamored of, but which I thought sounded pretty damn fine) and chocolates galore! An old-fashioned English Christmas with snow, a suitably warm country manor and a Christmas pudding with a generous dose of brandy sauce – yum!
Advent Calendar Quote #2
A gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host or a salonnière, held to refine the tastes and increase the knowledge of its participants through conversation; an exchange of ideas; aims to please or to educate; to provoke debate and passion; to amuse and entertain; to converse and engage; to create and express oneself; to inspire and be inspired by.