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Travelling home for Christmas dinner

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Monday 22nd December:

Yes, this is me and my incredibly pretty bag travelling home for Xmas. I am so excited to be off for one whole week, and finally get to experience a Christmas tree and fairy lights. I haven’t quite managed to get my London home as festive as I normally would.

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Christmas Day:

As Christmas Day comes to an end it’s been a whirlwind of a day! First I woke up later than usual to find out that my mum had already opened her presents without me. There was a definite role switch this year as I wanted to make tea before opening my presents. I’ve drank at least 1 million cups of tea since Monday (for those who don’t know how passionate I am about Scottish tea – I love and miss this everyday).

After a not so traditional breakfast (for me) we made our way to my aunties house to celebrate the day with my gran, aunties, uncle, cousin, family friends; including my own friend Cleo who has experienced Scotland for the first time. Thankfully my tour guide skills of the homeland have continued to improve from previous attempts. There was no driving up the road to Stirling Castle and non-stop cruising back down the hill into KFC. What can I say, I’m a classy chick. 🙂

There were a few cocktails before dinner, and feasting on my personal favourite starter; Tesco’s finest Brie and cranberry parcels. They are so delicious I could eat the whole box. It was hard to resist their 3 for 2 deal, so I am super excited to be taking a box home with me!

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Of course, I was also found stuffing my face with the classic turkey, with stuffing and roasts. For the first year in many embrace the newly discovered truth that my family have lied to me for years, by feeding me turkey instead of chicken – I guess they both really do taste similar. I refused to on the basis of a school trip to a turkey farm.

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For the first time in a few years Jonathan managed to get me to watch Doctor Who’s Christmas special, which I thought was ok; but apparently it was wasn’t good this year at all. It did resemble the film inception thought, with the addition of Santa Claus.

There was no gathering for the Queens speech this year, but I hear it was really good so I will catch up on this later. Instead myself, mum, Jonathan and Cleo were battling head to head over a game of Scabby Queen. Let’s just say there we’re many laughs and jokes made. …Not to mention some very poor jokes from our Christmas cracker.

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I’ll continue my post on what I got for Christmas later, and fill you in on a few more events of my week back home. I have been baking, and if you follow me on vine you will see some first hand action.

Do you have any good/bad jokes from your Christmas crackers to share? Any traditions you would like to share?

Hope you all have had a Merry Christmas too, and a happy Boxing Day!

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