In 9 days I’ll be going home for Christmas and I. Can. Not. Wait! I haven’t seen my friends and family back home for a year now. That’s the longest I’ve ever been away from home without at least visiting. I don’t even know what to expect. Regretfully, I haven’t done a great job of keeping in touch with a lot of friends. To be fair though, a lot of people haven’t tried to keep in touch with me either. Still, I can’t wait to see them. I just hope they haven’t forgotten about me.
Last Christmas was the best one I’ve ever had. Before that my family members hadn’t exactly been getting along with each other for a few years, and Christmases tended to be full of arguments and disappointment. I think the real low point was when my mother had given both myself and my sister a travel sized bottle of hand sanitizer as her only Christmas gift. It was bad times! We’re past that now, and everyone’s in a good place and getting along. I don’t even care about the gifts I just can’t wait to spend quality time with the fam!
I’ve already got a nice day out planned for the 2nd day I’m back. A few friends, my sister, and I are all going ice skating at Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Then we’re going out for a nice dinner somewhere. Later we’ll go and see my friends’ band play at TT The Bears. Other things I’m hoping will happen are: Going for breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe, eating lots of my mother’s chicken cutlets, getting to see as many friends as possible, and SNOW! Last year when I was home we had a snowstorm just a few days before my flight home. It was awesome. There’s nothing better than waking up to snow. Have a look at the view from my house last year:
Anyway… COMPETITION TIME!!
Fly Thomas Cook are giving you the chance to win an Antler Purelite Large Suitcase! Christmas is coming and inevitably some of us will find ourselves packing luggage to visit families and friends. Nevertheless it’s hard to fit everything you may need into a small suitcase! So, they are asking British bloggers to share which items they bring with them to really capture the Christmas spirit!
To enter this competition you must:
- Share your tips and experiences on your blog
- Let your readers know that you entered this competition
- Share the URL of your entry on Fly Thomas Cook’s blog before the 19th of December 2011
A jury of travel experts will select the best tips and the winner will receive an*Antler Purelite Large Suitcase.
The competition is open to UK residents only. The deadline is 11.59pm (UK time) 19th of December 2011. More details can be found on the Fly Thomas Cook competition page. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or Lucie at Lucie.Oge@arena-media.co.uk.