Christmas went well. Even though I wasn't able to visit with my family, I still had a lot of fun. Sagar and I opened our presents in the morning. I got him some practical gifts- like a new wallet, watch and cuff links, and a fun gift of remote controlled helicopter. He got me some lovely earrings, a scarf, and an owl that I wanted that you can warm up in the microwave.
Sagar's family came for the afternoon at Christmas and we made a nice dinner and played Monopoly. The British version is totally different from the American version, which was really cool. However, it ended as all Monopoly games usually end...we just let Sagar's sister Avni win...:)
|Vegetarian Christmas dinner. It was very tasty!|
|Festive beer served in the UK|
|Sagar, in the hat I made him for Christmas. There is also a matching scarf...somewhere underneath his coat I think...|
|Us in the snow!|
|Kenilworth in the snow|
Right before Christmas, I met with John Stuart and Tim Brotherhood from PTC about my EngD project. Steve had found some grant money available for post-grads to do an internship, but with a catch. The grant money needed to be spent by the end of March. The timing could not have worked out better though, because I've gotten to a point in my project where I feel I would like to know a lot more about PTC. Therefore, this coming Sunday, I am shipping off to PTC's headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts! I will be working with them for 8 weeks. I hope to document my experience here on the blog.
This past weekend, Sagar and I went to London on Sunday to meet up with his family and say good-bye before I went away for a couple of months. There was a lovely double rainbow on our drive.