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This post may contain unhealthy amounts of sentimentality. Side effects may include nausea.
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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.
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!)
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…).
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!
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!
I arrived home at 11 PM and my mum made me my two favourite things – a cup of tea and cheese beano!
And so the Xmas season can begin!
Enjoy your holidays everyone 🙂
Thanks for reading!