It is very strange that the festive season is over and people have gone back to work already. My office is closed until next Monday which has worked out perfectly as we have had a hectic old festive season and so now I have a few days to relax, catch up on everything and get ready for that return to work.
I have found that going away at the end of November actually made the festive season feel a bit less festive, I think it probably wasn’t helped by the fact that I had not prepared anything beforehand and we were then delayed a few days on our trip to Bali. Also work was crazy busy as we had a few absences and so the last week was a big catch up week.
Christmas started at 12pm on the 22nd December for me when I finished work for the year. The Aussie and I were joined by Naomi and we headed off to the local mall where Naomi and I had our nails done, a photo with Santa and went to watch an early premier showing of Pitch Perfect 3 in between dinner with the Aussie.
I loved the film and laughed through out, I would say it was better than the second film but the first film will always be my favourite.
The day was a big infusion of Christmas all in one hit and just what was needed.
On the Saturday I did my usual gym session and then popped over to our American friends house for some vision boarding in the evening. Altogether a lovely evening catching up with them both and their friend from Germany who is currently travelling around Australia and New Zealand.
On the Sunday it was clean up the house day as we had guests arriving to stay, cooking sausages wrapped in bacon and chocolate brownies for Christmas lunch, present wrapping and some Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas with the Cranks viewing.
The afternoon got super hot and as we have no air con in our house I suggested we go to the movies and watch the new Star Wars film and was glad the Aussie agreed it was a good plan. I quite enjoyed the movie (and the cool breeze!) though I am not a die hard fan really so I may not be the best judge of the film.
Christmas morning we woke up at 4.45am to drive to the airport and pick up our friends from Darwin. We had a bit of a Nanna nap before heading over to our American friends for a pot luck dinner which was very nice indeed. It was a lovely day, albeit a tad warm with great company and a big cheer when it rained!
When we got back home the possum came for a visit so I was able to show my family him/her when I called them to wish them a Merry Christmas. The day was topped of by being able to call and FaceTime with my mum and Grandma before crashing out in bed.
Boxing Day we went for a wander to the local mall for brunch and then Mel and I took a little walk around the shops to see what the sales had to offer. The sales were not that great to be honest but I managed to pick up a few new additions to the wardrobe.
The rest of our Boxing Day was spent at home just relaxing, nanna napping and eating good food!
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas Day and Boxing Day!