Lesson 5: Nothing is more important than family and friends – XMAS Trip part 1

*** Health Warning*** 
This post may contain unhealthy amounts of sentimentality. Side effects may include nausea.
*** You’ve been warned***

The past month has been an extremely stressful time for me. A mixture of work and a business degree combined with difficult life choices = a very tired and anti-social Laura.

Stresssss
Stresssss

However no matter how difficult it  all gets, I can always rely on my friends and family to keep me from going under, thus leading me to my next lesson –

Lesson 5: Nothing is more important than family and friends – XMAS Trip part 1

My christmas holiday feeling started on Wednesday the 17th. It had been yet another stressful day. Starting at 7:30 and finishing at 17:00. I had to take my bike to work so that I could get home quicker (and I hate cycling!)

After getting repeatedly overtaken by geriatrics you'll understand.
After getting repeatedly overtaken by geriatrics you’ll understand.

However shortly after 5, my doorbell rang and my friends started to arrive.

Every year at Xmas my friends and I traditionally make Xmas biscuits and watch Love Actually. 

Having my friends there, all of us having a laugh…I completely forgot about my stress. It was fantastic – better than drugs (I imagine…).

Best scene from the film...
Best scene from the film…

On Saturday I travelled home and spent two wonderful days at the German markets in Birmingham.

PS – Lesson 4 also applies to German markets in other countries!

It was there that I got to meet up with some of my good friends from school.

The last time I had seen some of them was about 5 years ago however it felt as if we had just left school. Some topics of conversation may have changed a bit…

“Sorry I’m late – I got stuck on my yacht on Lake Windemere”

” Yes – the wedding plans are going well!”

” My project is allowing me to stay in Japan for 6 months to deal with the transportation of uranium waste”

but it was amazing nonetheless!

How cheesy do we look!
How cheesy do we look!

After a long day in Birmingham and a long 3 hour wait at New Street Station (which I  luckily survived by drinking green tea and reading books)  it was finally time to take the Cross Country and get home!

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

I arrived home at 11 PM and my mum made me my two favourite things – a cup of tea and cheese beano!

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful...
Have you ever seen anything more beautiful…

And so the Xmas season can begin!

Let this be a christmas to remember....or not...
Let this be a christmas to remember….or not…

Enjoy your holidays everyone 🙂

My Pikachu always makes me feel welcome :)
My Pikachu always makes me feel welcome 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Laura xxxx

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