Runes and Rhinestones

I'm a modern day Viking, navigating my way through a stormy sea of stuff.

Home at last.

on December 29, 2012

It’s been a lovely Christmas down in Kent, I’ve had a lovely time but I can’t deny how amazing it is to be back home again with just Hairy. We’ve eaten two Christmas dinners, way too much cheese and chocolate, seen enough family to last all year and we’ve drunk enough port to sink a battleship. Sister mine and I cooked the second Christmas dinner together – lots of vegetables, stuffing and awesome flavours πŸ˜€

Mum’s also donated me an old silk shirt dress of hers, and her old sewing box so I have lots of wonderful new things πŸ˜€ Hairy and I actually managed to buy a duplicate of Tangled for each other as well as the other presents! In the end, my best presents for him were a red panda teddy that I turned into a ninja, and a pair of red paw print cufflinks.

IΒ  managed to squeeze in seeing some of my friends but I felt like I missed out either way. I didn’t get to spend the day with them because I didn’t know what was going on, Hairy couldn’t afford to come with me to the pub and I missed out on spending silly time at home with Hairy and the other family. But anyway, as Hairy said I like to follow sad bits with happy bits, and although some parts of Christmas you wouldn’t get me to relive even if you offered me a hundred pounds, I did manage to save a dog from getting lost!

It hasn’t exactly been an easy holiday either because I’m still worried about my university work and haven’t really had a chance to work because of family visits and constant socialising! With Hairy around for the next few days I should be able to crack on and get a lot done because he’ll ignore me but feed me tea until it’s coming out of my ears!

We’re putting together a plan to go travelling soon after I’ve finished my degree. There’s a company that employs couriers to look after camp sites throughout Europe; the season is from March to November which would be a right pain for housing but I really want to get abroad. One of my friends has also said that we should join up after a little while and go wwoof-ing and travelling in the southern hemisphere as a group. We’ll get her travel experience, and she’ll get the comfort of travelling with company and a big hairy man!

I feel so lucky – after being taken to see the Hobbit which was fantastic in my opinion, Hairy’s setting up the TV so that we can watch Return of the King, extended edition in near HD quality because I’m a massive Lord of the Rings geek. The Hobbit was fuller than the book was and I think it worked because it got a lot more background into it, plus it was pretty! On top of that, my Kindle is full to bursting with the 900 odd books I got for it over Christmas and I’ve spent the train journey home sorting them into collections and working out how to actually delete things off it! I need a case for it I think, bearing in mind how accident prone I am!

I’ll be back posting once I’ve recovered from the holiday and the stupid amount of food and drink I’ve had πŸ˜€ How were your Christmases? Did you see family or friends, or stay at home and make it a quiet one? Have you seen the Hobbit yet? I’ve just reaffirmed all my love for Andy Serkis πŸ˜€

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