Christmas unsettled. A Christmas tagine rather than a Christmas tree!

RASHMEE ROSHAN LALL December 25, 2017

A few presents, a Christmas tagine pot and red and green candles. Photo: Rashmee Roshan Lall

This is a very different Christmas for us. The Tunis house is in the process of being packed up and put into boxes large and small for dispatch across the seas. We don’t have a tree, decorations, a big Christmas dinner with family and friends to entertain. In some ways, it’s not much like Christmas – except that it is.

We have a few presents. Instead of a Christmas tree there’s a Christmas brass tagine (it’s roughly the same shape! and we are, after all, in the Maghreb) and there are red and green candles.

And a tandoori turkey leg is marinating, ready to go into the oven when it’s time to take a break from packing.

Merry Christmas

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”
– Jack Kerouac