I hope you all had a splendid Christmas with loved ones around you.
I have had a lovely Christmas starting on Christmas Eve. As always my friends from school reunite to celebrate the year. It's an opportunity to catch up with everyone who has been scattered across the country and, this year, the world. It's great to hear the tales of dancing in Disneyland, German language courses and beautiful new nephews. Everyone is following their dreams. They are all individual to them and so exciting. As these stories were recounted there was a palpable enthusiasm in the room. I'm so happy and proud to have such motivated, inspiring friends.
Next stop was Christmas day which was spent with my immediate family. I love giving gifts and had spent time picking out ones that my family would appreciate. The smiles definitely showed the time was worth it. The biggest smile has to go to my Mum who ever since I can remember has been asking for a holiday to Scotland. My present to her is a long weekend in Edinburgh, but she'll have to wait until October as that's my next little bit of time off. I can't wait!
Jump forward a couple of days to Saturday and I received my Mum's present. I knew we were going to London and personally wasn't that fond of the 6am train journey. However this was forgiven when it turned out we were going to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory. The chocolaty magic was definitely there and I was astounded at the many effects used. Well work a watch even for big kids like me!
And to today, the last day of Christmas week. A long walk as the sun was setting with my brother and Ben. I live in such a fantastically beautiful part of the world and I should remember this. Above are the photos of the walk.
Hope you had a fantastic Christmas.