23 December, 2011
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or is it?
For the first time in a long time, Christmas is going to be a fairly low key affair for me. They say having divorced parents is great for double presents and while that is true, they forgot to mention the twice as many places to go at Christmas thing.
Usually rushing around between families, this year my mum and step dad have opted out of the Christmas craziness and are currently off cruising around New Zealand. Which means I only need to go and spend time with my dad and my step mum.
They are currently managing a caravan and holiday park in Pittsworth, west of Toowoomba so my sister, brother-in-law and I will be slowly making our way there on Christmas day for a nice, chilled celebration with a big Christmas dinner.
We'll be staying at a cabin at the park for a couple of days (yeah, no roughing it for me please!) so I think it will be a really nice chance to just chill out, relax and have a few drinks and quality time with the family. All things I have really been missing of late. I'm also hoping the weather holds out so that I can take advantage of the pool.
I have the whole Christmas week off work and I intend to do very little to be honest. I'm saving myself for the epic New Years Eve party we're going to. Large property, space for camping or sleeping in the car, big pool with waterslide AAAAAND an adult jumping castle!! Really, need I say more??
A nice early little Christmas present for me is I also have another 6-page feature in the current issue of Cruzin magazine! It went on sale on Wednesday so if you haven't already checked it out you can either buy a copy, sneak into your newsagent and have a look then put it back or take the even lazier option of trying to decipher the text on the first page from this image.
It's been a strange year. Lots of bad things have happened to so many people. But I am very grateful, there have been many good things that have also happened to me in the last 12 months. But I have to say, I have a very good feeling about next year. I can't explain it, but I feel that in the way this year has been so unkind to so many people, 2012 will hold lots of good things for everyone.
Thanks for all your support this year. Thanks to you guys I have achieved much in the short time this blog has been running and it's very encouraging for what else I can achieve next year.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, a wonderful holiday season and I hope you all find a fun or cosy way to see in the new year with those you love. Take care over the Christmas period, but most of all ENJOY YOURSELVES!!