The tickets are booked! This December we will be jetting off (yes, I get the window seat) to South Africa for my FIRST trip back home after living in New York for 3 years. Add that onto the 3 and a half years I lived in the UK, tack on a 6 month stint in Maine, USA and that equals a whole 7 Christmas's celebrated away from my family. SEVEN!
Both my sister and I were married in the last 12 months so I am naming this Christmas the "Year of the Son-in-laws!" and with the added seats at the dinner table, it will definitely be a memorable one.
This is Mike's first trip to South Africa and I am just so excited to show him the family home that I grew up in (even my old bedroom which is still stuck in its awkward teenage phase), my teeny tiny hometown, the Indian Ocean, African Wildlife, and for him to experience my culture for a change.
I will be counting down everyone of the 120 days until its time for us to make that 16hr flight (HELLO jet lag!) And will probably start packing my bags way to early in anticipation.
I can't wait to see my family and I have a feeling that this is going to be The best Christmas Ever.