18th December, 2017
Last year I wrote this post a week before Christmas.
This year looks a little bit different.
We are in Hua Hin, Thailand until early January. We decided it was best to settle somewhere for this busy time of year, and sit back and enjoy the festivities.
We have shopped for a (little) tree and some cute decorations. Bought Santa hats and reindeer ears.
I’ve managed to sneak in some secret shopping and stashed gifts away out of sight.
We have sent off Santa wish lists. Keeping to our usual tradition of the ‘Four Gift Rule’.
We have started playing Christmas carols and the kids are getting very excited!!
It was the BEST surprise having our Elf on the shelf Frank turn up in Cambodia on the 1st December. He has been up to mischief as per usual and the kids love looking for him each morning.
Before arriving in Hua Hin, we spent a few days in Bangkok. They do Christmas VERY well. Amazing trees and lights in the city. It was beautiful!!
It is an odd feeling being away from what we know to be the norm at Christmas time.
Friends, family. One too many glasses of champagne. Christmas parties and way too much food.
Spending a crazy amount of money on gifts.
This year I imagine will be like every other year, relaxed and simple….we will just be doing it in another country and it will just be the 4 of us.
In a few days we head to a resort where we are spending Christmas and New Year. We will set up our little tree and decorate our room.
I am imagining a slow morning on Christmas Day. Hopefully Santa finds us and hopefully we have two very happy kids.
We will phone home and speak with family and friends. Send messages and photos.
It will be different, but it will be lovely.
How are you going, all sorted?
Have you ever spent Christmas overseas?
I would love to hear from you.