Well, here we go again. Another Christmas away from home and this one’s going to have to be amazing to make up for the past two.
2 years ago in (my god) 2004, my family were in sunny Australia, around 10000 miles away from our family, who until that year, we had never spent a Christmas away from. Christmas day was different to say the least. As we were staying with some old family friends, who are both Australian, we wanted to have a nice Australian Christmas dinner, cooked on the BBQ. This wasn’t going to happen however as one of them wanted a traditional English roast dinner: Turkey, roast potatoes and lots of veggies. So we took the middle ground and cooked the traditional meal on the BBQ. Not a good plan as it took 10 hours to cook and it was way past lunch time when we got to eat it.
The present were interesting that year as well. We all got Boomerangs off Santa (:P). What a great present that was. Going down to the local cricket field and learning to throw a boomerang on Christmas day in Australia. That hasn’t happened to me before : D
That year was matched the next year with our 4th trip to my aunt and uncle in the French alps for a ski trip. What could be better than spending Christmas day on the ski slopes with Santa hats on, -15C :S The snow really makes the holiday so much better.
This year is possibly going to end up as one of the best Christmas’ away so far. I’m going for 5 days to the south of France, along with 25 other members of my overly large family. Hopefully it will be as good as the other two years.
I’ll see you again next Thursday everyone.