24th December 2012
Happy Christmas Eve to all of you. And a Merry Christmas for tomorrow.
I can’t help but feel this year has just flown by. It only seems like yesterday that I was celebrating my 18th birthday. Or on a cruise ship sailing around the Mediterranean Sea. Or moving into my flat in Liverpool. Or seeing Madness in concert.
This year has brought a lot of change for me. I remember last Christmas my mum gave me a diary. It was so special to me as it had The Who and The Beatles on the front cover. My mum said that I had to keep it up-to-date in 2012 as it was going to be a big year for me. I managed to keep us with writing it until I started university and I forgot all about it. I suppose it’s a good job I have my blog to look back at and remember the year.
Last night I met up with my friends Becky and Becca to exchange Christmas gifts with a traditional turkey dinner. We decided to open our presents early and I felt very lucky. My friends bought me wonderful gifts. Becky gave me a basket, wrapped up with snowflake cellophane and filled with goodies such as chocolate, drinking chocolate sachets, microwave popcorn and a Starbucks mug. She also got me a bauble for the Christmas tree which has the view of Liverpool on it. It’s so pretty! Becca gave me a cupcake candle (which smells amazing), a cute little hand warmer and a box of chocolate truffles.
Tonight I am going to a Christingle service at church with my mum, my nan and aunty. This will probably be followed by drinks and food at my aunty’s house. I’m spending Christmas day with my family. Everyone is coming over to our house. Tyrone is coming over in the afternoon as well so I can give him his presents.
I’ve been so excited about Christmas; I feel like such a child. I think this year is extra special as it’s the first time I have been living away from home. Coming home for Christmas and spending time with the people I love is really magical. The only problem is that I don’t want it to end and I don’t want to go back.
To end, here are some pictures of the gifts from my friends and our Christmas tree.
The basket of goodies from Becky.
Bauble with Liverpool on it.
Gifts from Becca.
Our Christmas tree.