Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is having a great day, regardless of who you are spending it with or whether or not you are celebrating. I'm still stuck in school but I will be leaving on a flight back home tomorrow on the 25th -- should be fun, right? But really, I am hoping Delta to have carolling flight attendants or maybe serve nice christmas cakes. Of course, I don't expect anyone to pop a champagne! Maybe it's too much of a wishful thinking but why not try to make the most of your Christmas? You listening, Delta?
But in the likelihood that I don't get a real Christmas flying across time zones, I'm look ing back to photos from my Thanksgiving trip to London and reliving the holiday vibes. From the medieval Oxford Colleges to the glamorous stores in Bond Street and Oxford Circus, as well the wondrous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park... England sure knows how to do Christmas! Best of all was being reunited with my dearest old friends from all over the world -- it made me the happiest I had been in a while! I really was lucky enough to have my Christmas gift early this year.
I am no longer particular about having a White Christmas (first sign of getting old?) but today has been one strange day in Wellesley -- with the weather soaring up to 22 degrees Celsius, it seems that the universe has decided to give us an early summer's day on the one day when people would rather have snow. But that being said, I had the nicest picnic by our lake so no complaints there.
But I am also thankful for those chilly rainy nights in London last November. Especially during my last night there, when I was absolutely freezing and getting flushed from being thrown up into the air on the crazy rides at Winter Wonderland. I discovered though, that there definitely wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed with some mulled wine, beer, curly fries and lots of laughter!