Manuia le Kerisimasi, blog readers! I hope that you all have a wonderful day and that it is spent with all the people you love and care about. No matter if you spend it with family or friends, do not take it for granted - some people will be spending their holiday's working or on the other side of the world away from those people. I'm living proof!
I did have a lovely [in the words of the Aussies} Christmas. I was able to Skype my entire family on my Dad's side which was absolutely perfect and so much fun! Nothing like a little video love to cheer you up. Following that, Abby and I went on a run up a really steep hill, then we ran down a hill and discovered an incredible view of the skyline, bridge, and opera house. We then ran back up the hill and down the other hill. Following all the hill running, we spent our afternoon walking around Bondi - the beach, the town, etc. We (of course) snuck in some delicious frozen yoghurt and tried to stay out of the very hot sun. We get enough sun in AmSam so I am trying to stick in the shade.
The rest of the day was spent helping Amie cook, bake, and prep for the Christmas dinner that we had at her flat. We dined on a pumpkin/potato mash, delicious ham, pasta salad, steamed veggies, and many other tasty dishes. Not at all what I'm used to eating on Christmas, but it hit the spot. The glasses of red wine helped too!
I will be spending the next few days in Newcastle - beaching, wine touring, eating, and relaxing.
Once again, Merry Christmas, and stay warm and cozy! Much alofa.