Susannah and I set off mid morning for West Edmonton Mall. I love being in the malls right before Christmas - when I have nothing I HAVE to get or HAVE to do :) We can just stroll around, soak in the atmosphere, enjoy the lights, decorations and music...have coffee...
I was really surprised at how empty the roads were - and the mall was very quiet until about 4pm - but by that time we were leaving anyway.
We went to the World Vision 'One Life' exhibition - you are given and MP3 player and headphones, and walk round an African village, learning about one child from Africa - ours was named Beatrice and she was seven. Her Parents had died and her older sister was having a baby but then died in childbirth - Beatrice ended up raising her Niece - even though she was only seven herself :( Then Beatrice had to go to the clinic to be tested for HIV - and thankfully we found out that she was negative.
Now we are watching 'The Holiday' and late tonight we are going to get our fresh groceries.
It's been a lovely festive day :)