On November 25, 2011 Americans celebrated that lovely holiday of giving thanks and eating turkey. In honor of the day we invited the two American students at the College (which boasts of students not only from England and France but also places such as American, Poland, Spain, and even Russia) over for our festive meal and a little American football too. We feasted on the usual fare of appetizers such as chips and dip, cheese and crackers, and the main meal complete with homemade old fashioned stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, savory corn, and I tried my first ever pumpkin pie, (made from an actual pumpkin rather than a can) and my first turkey (Barefoot Contessa style with lots of butter stuffed under the top layer of skin). Thankfully everything turned quite well, if I do say so myself. Most importantly we prepared plenty of food because everyone ate quite a bit! Which, to be honest, is also a Thanksgiving tradition. We had a lovely time. Just don’t tell our English neighbors; I’m sure the headmaster wouldn’t want decenters in the ranks.