I will start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope your holidays have been fun and enjoyable.
Christmas celebrations started Christmas Eve with the girl and I heading out to one of her Aunties house's for a Christmas bash with her fathers side of the family. I suffered through it last year for the first time but this time to my surprise was a lot better. Last year I was the new boyfriend so no one really talked to me and it was a struggle but this year I spoke to a few of the family and actually spoke to the girls dad. It hard because her dad lives about 5 hours away so we don't see him a lot or enough for me to have regular conversations with him so having a chat was good. We ate a lot that night. That side of her family is German so there was a lot of German food and a lot of seafood which I don't like so I ate a lot of German food.
Christmas day was celebrated at the girls mum's house. My mum and dad came round for brunch and we ate and opened presents and ate and ate and then slept for a little. After tea with her mum we headed back to my house to say hi to my parents and there guests before heading over to Sam's place for drinks. For the last few years we had all caught up Christmas night at Susi's house. This year the tradition was going to be broken because Susi is over in Europe but Sam decided to have drinks at his and he did it well. There was so much food, wine, beer and food and even presents for us chums. In the end it was a really good night and a pretty good crowd turned up.
Boxing day was a slow day. The girl and I got up pretty late and just watched the cricket on the couch all day. We drifted in and out of sleeping and eating tomato soup and it was a good day. In the night we hit the Coopers Ale house for chicken parmy's and to say goodbye to our friend Celeste who is heading overseas again. It sucks to say goodbye but the parmy's were really good.
Going back to work after a few days off was hell. It was the last thing I wanted to do and it was hot. God it was hot. Today was the same and its only going to get warmer, but I guess it is summer.
So far its been a good festive season and for a person who doesn't enjoy Christmas that much that is saying a lot. Hope you all got good presents.
I also posted more photos over on my Photo Blog. Bye now.