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Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Day 19 (25th Dec ) : CHRISTMAS 2015 HAS ARRIVED ! Merry Christmas everyone. Hope your day ahead may be filled with family and giving and taking a moment to remember why we celebrate Christmas. I feel like a little girl for a second and do a little squeal that today has arrived. Even though I am not jumping up and down and leaping out if my bed like I would when I was a little girl it still is Christmas and it is an exciting day. An alarm shocks me out of my sleep at 6:05am, someone’s alarm was left on and they had gone to the beach for a run. I crawl out of bed to go and find the noise to turn it off but Robs gets to it first. I run into her room imitating as it was when I was little and it was Christmas morning running into my sister’s room. We lie on her bed for a while discussing how Christmas has changed over the years and the fact that we should get up soon. We eventually pull ourselves out of bed again and stroll into the kitchen to make ourselves some breakfast. The others get back and we all get ready before opening a few gifts from one another. I was not expecting anything this year as I thought we had a no prezzy rule due to me traveling and not being able to take with me any many gifts to give. I had packed a few New Zealand chocolates that I would give them anyway as a small gift and to say thank you for having me. All my family has been so lovely to me on this journey allowing me to stay and taking me to different places in town. I am truly grateful to be part of such a loving and giving family.
We prepare for lunch and Robs and I set the table for lunch with crackers, poppers and little chocolates for each person. The grandparents arrive and the Hundlings (my uncle’s parents) and now it starts to feel more like Christmas. We serve up for lunch and sit down at the dressed table. After filling ourselves until we are about to pop we chitter chatter for a while before making room for dessert coming up. The day goes fast and before we know it, it is five in the afternoon and we are all siting on the front lawn talking about old memories.
The grandparents return to the home for an afternoon nap after a full day. After the chaos had died down we tried our luck at tennis but again unfortunately the gates were closed. Leftovers are for supper as it is most years. I stay up trying to last out the night for as long as my eyes will allow me. I snuggle down in to my covers and I think to myself Christmas is over for another year. I feel slightly sad but I know the new year is ahead and that brings new beginning and more opportunities to travel. I am excited for what is to come.
xx Kirsty claire xx