How We Spent the Best Christmas Possible in 2020

This year, Christmas is different, there’s no doubt about that. Each year, we usually eat our Christmas meal on Christmas Day, but this year we ate it on Christmas eve. Mixing Spanish, Peruvian and English customs is a thing for us, so we have Christmas cards and a Christmas stocking from my parents. Our Christmas breakfast is always pannetone and hot chocolate, and we never forget fruit either. Since this year it’s more important than ever to be as healthy as possible. Fortunately, I’m lucky enough that Alfredo is a great cook. Yesterday, Pay It Forward was on TV. This is one of my favourite films. We made the best of the day but still had a great time and today The Holiday is on. I adore that film, too.   I finished The Christmas Swap. Thanks again to the publisher.  This year, I’m reluctant to say “happy” or “merry” Christmas. But I do hope you have the best Christmas possible.  Things that filled my heart with joy today:  How my husband Alfredo always makes the day so, so special.  Thinking of those I have loved and lost over the years. My grandfather Terrence, Grandmother Lily, aunty Susan, aunty Jane and of course Natalie. And my mother in law Rosa.  Our day is for you, too.  Somehow, the warm, fuzzy feeling I get is still there today. It’s one of hope that next Christmas will be better. 

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