Hope you all had wonderful hot Christmases and ate as much food, drank as much wine, and had lots of hugs like I did! I spent a traditional English Christmas at family friends in Swindon on the same road I grew up on. A bit surreal but very relaxing. We went for a walk in the wild weather up Barbury Castle (remember flying kites up there Sam?) a bike ride down the old railway path past a whole new housing development by the green belt, and played lots of boardgames. I had turkey for the first time that I can remember!
I can’t believe it’s 2012 already. Last year flew past! I noticed lots of people were talking on Facebook about how good or bad 2011 was - I think that it’s kind of odd to lump an entire year as ‘bad’, but maybe that’s because all my years are pretty good! 2011 was definitely a year of learning, exploring and growing as a person. It seems a long time ago that I arrived in the UK, and this year I’ve been to Sweden, Berlin, Greece, Venice, Madrid twice, Croatia, and Amsterdam. Not quite the country a month of my New Year’s Resolution, but not bad! Hopefully Paris next month, and Scotland this month.
This year’s resolution is probably more ambitious – something new every week. Maybe it’ll get me blogging a bit more. Haaa…
Anyway, on more Christmas news, I want to come home this year for Christmas. Christmas just isn’t the same when it’s cold and miserable and there’s no pavlova, barbeque or crayfish! The ice skating is good though. :D
I’ll try to reply to all the emails that I’ve let build up, and leave you with the BBC video of the fireworks for NYE in London. Amaaaaazing.