29th December 2015
Well, that’s it. Christmas is over for another year. Next stop: New Year celebrations and my 22nd birthday.
This Christmas was a strange one for me because I couldn’t come home until December 23rd. After I’d finished work on the 23rd, Tyrone and I caught the train home, ready to start our Christmas break. I used to go home in the middle of December because that was when I finished university for Christmas, but nothing stays the same forever.
Going home so late made it difficult to get into the festive mood, however, arriving home on Wednesday night was such an incredible feeling. In fact, I was more excited about going home on the 23rd than I was for Christmas day!
As per tradition, my Christmas Eve comprised of going to church, then to my aunt’s house for food, and then to the pub for drinks with friends and family.
Christmas Day itself was a quiet one this year as there was only four of us (my parents, myself and one of my brothers) for Christmas lunch, but it was really laid back and fun. In the evening my nan, my uncle and Tyrone came over to visit for more food and present opening.
I received some wonderful gifts this year and I was so touched by the generosity of my loved ones.
Tyrone gifted me a limited edition Animal Crossing New 3DS. I was planning on treating myself to one after Christmas but Ty beat me to it. In fact, he had put up with me discussing the idea of buying one for months running up Christmas, and all along he already had one wrapped up in the very same room as me. Crazy!
He also bought me a copy of #GIRLBOSS, Amiibo cards for the new Animal Crossing game and a set of Portal cookie cutters. My friend Darren had been planning my Christmas present with Tyrone so he bought me a charger for my DS and Animal Crossing New Leaf.
I received lots of other gifts from family and friends including perfume, Lucky Charms, an adult colouring book, gift vouchers, Soap and Glory goodies, fairy lights, a phone case and a new electric toothbrush.
I’m staying in Shropshire for New Year but we will be keeping it low key because nobody in my family really likes New Years Eve.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all a very happy New Year!