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I’ve always lived in a small town. Some people call it a village. Growing up I didn’t like it. It was too small. I felt like I didn’t fit in. I wanted to live in a bigger place, somewhere that had a bigger population. More shops. More coffee shops to drink at. More things to see.
When my family moved here when I was 13 years old, I didn’t like it. I wanted to move.
I made the most of it as I grew up.
When I moved to South Korea for a year. I wasn’t looking forward to returning to the small town that I had grown up in. Therefore I considered moving straight to London.
Long story short, I moved back home.
After been away for a while it allowed me to really appreciate the place that I grew up in. I found myself appreciating the smallness of the town. How it felt nice walking around the small streets that felt so familiar. The overwhelming memories I felt as I walked some of the route I used to take to high school. It was weird but nice at the same time.
I love how small the town is. The quaint shops that we have. The cosy little tea shops. I’m not sure that a city is the place for me. Maybe someday though.
I always wanted to live in New York.
It was my dream place to live.
Maybe someday. But for now, I’m very happy to stay here 🙂
Thank you for reading. ❤
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Getting into that Christmas spirit can be a bit tough from time to time especially when there is work, chores, Christmas gift buying as well as lots of other stresses.
A cheerful playlist will never fail to lift your mood and get you into that Christmas spirit!
Here’s a short list of my favourite Christmas songs. I would be very happy to just listen to this playlist on repeat for hours.
Michael Buble – It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You
Elton John – Step into Christmas
Wham! – Last Christmas
Band Aid 1984 – Do They Know It’s Christmas
The Pogues (Featuring Kirsty MacColl) – Fairytale of New York
Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
What songs are on your Christmas playlist?
P.S. I wish it could be Christmas everyday~ 🙂
For as long as I can remember Christmas has been my favourite time of year. I remember growing up with an overwhelming feeling of excitement at the thought of Christmas. To me, Christmas represents a time for family, a time where everyone can set asides their differences and come together. To me, Christmas is a time to show your appreciation for the ones that you love.
If someone asked me to describe exactly what Christmas is, this is what I would tell them;
- Lots and lots and LOTS of chocolate, sweets, food, hot drinks (most hot chocolate and the occasional tea) marshmallows, candy canes, little santa’s, advent calendars and more… the list could go on…
- Christmas trees and other decorations. Of course you can’t forget about the overly decorated houses that make you feel like you’ve been slapped in the face with the Christmas bug, but still, each to their own taste! Every Christmas, me, my mom, my brother and sister used to get all of the Christmas decorations out and decorate together. It was fun, I loved it. We worked together and by the end of it (with the odd disagreement of course) it was complete. It was beautiful. My mom always insists on having a tall green tree decorated with multicoloured lights, mixed coloured tinsel, a few sets of beads and finally, tons and tons of ornaments. I love it!
- Christmas dinner. Where do I start..? Well, first of all, my family usually have chicken instead of turkey for Christmas dinner. Then you have the ‘pigs in blankets’, roast potatoes, stuffing, pork and cranberry sausages, Yorkshire puddings, sprouts, parsnips. carrots and redcurrant jelly. Just writing about it makes me feel hungry. And of course we cannot forget about the desserts!
I insist on leaving the Christmas wrapping until the week before Christmas if not Christmas Eve itself! I think that leaving it so late builds up excitement. Usually, I sit in my bedroom, get all the Christmas presents out, put the Christmas music on and spend a good hour (or two) wrapping the gifts.
I’m spending Christmas in England this year. I’m so glad to be spending it will my family. I guess it will remind me of when I was growing up.
As I’m writing this, I’ve just finished ordering a few last minute things for my friends and family. I posted packages yesterday for a couple of people (you know who you are haha!) I received a package from my friend in America this morning. (Tia – Thank you ❤ You know me too well)
Christmas, I’m ready for you. My gifts are ready to wrap, I have a long playlist of Christmas music, my Christmas jumpers are ready to wear. The trees and decorations are up. I cannot wait!
10 days to go~~~
What will you do for Christmas? Do you have any family traditions?
I think I have a list of things I’ve learnt about myself since coming to Korea. So lets get started!
- I’m more confident than I gave myself credit for.
- I like trying new things.
- I’m open to new experiences.
- I’m more girly than I used to be.
- I think I might have OCD. My apartment is super clean and super tidy ALL THE TIME.
- I REALLY LOVE COOKING
- Learning a new language is fun.
- I will always be a shy person.
- I will never enjoy drinking as much as other people my age. But thats okay.
- I can ‘cope’ by myself without my parents. I’ve always been so hung up on that. Its about time that I’ve let it go.
- I love making time everyday to do my makeup. I love making the effort.
- I will always be a sarcastic person. Koreans will never understand.
- Teaching is awesome!
- Someday I see myself getting married and having children. The friends who I’ve been friends with for a long time. Are you shocked that I’ve written this???
- I like growing plants.
Well! People do say that you tend to find yourself when you go traveling. I think I’ve learnt quite a bit about myself so far. *highfive*
Have you traveled? What have you learnt about yourself?