Celebrating Christmas in both Canada and England can be hard. And expensive! This year I opted for having an early Christmas with my family in Canada. This week consisted of:
- A very long, boring flight with no individual movie screens and delayed 45 minutes. Thankfully I followed one of my favourite flight rules and brought a bunch of snacks onto the plane to keep me sane
- Quality time with my parents, playing board games and hiking in the snow
- Visited my Grandma for lunch and catch-ups
- Drove around the neighbourhood looking at Christmas lights in the middle of a snow storm with my family
- Dinner and games with my best friend while scoping out her new boyfriend (that’s what friends are for, right??)
- An early Christmas morning with a fire in the fireplace, a full breakfast with my parents and lots of meaningful presents
- A big Christmas dinner (turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, veggies, etc) with my family where I ate way too much (as you do)
- Errands! I always get my haircut when visiting home (way cheaper), deposited Christmas money and did some shopping
- Made sure to eat all those things I was craving: A&W burgers and root beer, my favourite local pizza, goldfish, all-dressed chips..
- Tims date with my sister, IceCaps and Timbits included (duh)
- Running around after my nephews while my sister and her husband came for a visit
- A long, boring wait at the airport while my plane was delayed 1.5h (damn snow!)
- Resulting in a very tired Alanna in England
Merry (Early) Christmas!