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A lot to be thankful for.

November 29th, 2003 by MrLuxuryFashionGuru

I’m back!  πŸ™‚  I’ve had a fantastic Thanksgiving in New Hampshire with Peter Lee and his wonderful family and friends – thanks for the hospitality!  I could rave on and on about the lovely house, the great company, the breathtaking scenery and good weather, the serene nights and days of congenial conversation, James Bond films, cluedo, scrabble, Gran Turismo 3 and Eye Toy, sightseeing in the area, the scrumptious food (home-baked bread, waffles and apple pie!  sausage stuffing!  turkey!!  ham!!!)…  but you’ll just have to take my word for it πŸ˜‰  Or just look at the photos.  Also, if you have the patience to download it, there’s a brief video of the Thanksgiving dinner spread here (14.2Mb).

The place:

Taken the morning after I first arrived – what a glorious day that was, weather-wise.

The Hitching Post Village Inn in Ossipee, New Hampshire (27 Nov 2003)

Taken in the warm covered porch on the east side of the house.  Through the window is the dining room.

The covered porch (27 Nov 2003)

The whole house relies on traditional wood-stoves and fireplaces for heat.  Very charming πŸ™‚

Lighting a fire (27 Nov 2003)


The people:

Hans actually worked with Sony over the past summer to help develop console games like the uber-cool "Eye Toy", the first social, physically-active video game.  Here, Hans, Christina and Krister are playing a ‘dish spinning’ game.

Hans, Christina and Krister playing Eye Toy (27 Nov 2003)

Peter’s cousin Brendan with his two-year old son Jamus.

Father & son (28 Nov 2003)

Isn’t Peter’s nephew Jamus adorable?  He was recovering from a bad viral infection so he wasn’t feeling terribly frisky.  Here, Dad (Brendan) and Grandma are trying to get him to play with them, but Jamus just wanted to sleep.  Aww.

Baby Jamus, Dad & Grandma (28 Nov 2003)

And here I am, sitting at breakfast on the covered porch.

Sitting on the covered porch (27 Nov 2003)


The food:

I helped to make these apple pies πŸ™‚ 
Freshly baked bread and pies (27 Nov 2003)

I was taken by the effect of the light streaming through the kitchen window at breakfast on Thanksgiving morning – the whole house is filled with moments and spaces like this.

Jason Jong at breakfast (27 Nov 2003)

“Thanksgiving Dinner (27 Nov 2003)”

And finally, a picture I took an hour before leaving Ossipee, NH.  Good times, great memories:

On the front steps of the Hitching Post Village Inn in Ossipee, New Hampshire, run by Peter Lee’s parents.  It was snowing a little just before this picture was taken – very pretty πŸ™‚

Top left to right – Peter’s father, older brother Hans, Peter’s mother (Linda), and Christina
Middle: Peter’s suitemate Krister and Peter
Bottom: Peter’s uncle, Catherine, Jason Jong, cousin Richard and me.

Thanksgiving at the Hitching Post Village Inn (29 Nov 2003)



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