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Oi to the world!

Merry xmas!
My first xmas on my own. Pretty weird. After all these years watching Love, Actually and saying to myself "I want to spend Christmas in London" and HERE I AM!! That in itself feels like a triumph, a dream come true, like loosling weight and taking tango lessons. But at the same time the reality is a bit different than the dream.

Thank goodness for Charlotte. She had me 'round for xmas lunch so I wasn't alone. I walked as far as I could and took the first cab I could find I got just short of St. Paul's when I saw a cab with his light on and I headed up to Archway. She made a psedo traditional British meal, and I say pseudo only insofar as that she's a vegetarian.  She made butternut squash with a chestnut filling, honey glazed parsnips, sweet potato mash, and sprouts. The only thing I didn't like was the chestnuts. I was worried that wasn't going to (as I don't like any kind of nut) but I was a good guest and gave them a try before I came to the conclusion that I didn't like them. I've never tried much else on the menu and I liked all of them. I really like sprouts, even if aparently the British population don't but make them anyway. I don't see what's not to like. They taste like any other green vegetable.

I had a lovely time with Charlotte and her flatmate. It was the opposite of what I was afraid I might be on xmas--alone. I was enjoying wine and company. I think I made a great friend in Charlotte. She came  'round for Thanksgiving. She took care of my drunk ass on my birthday and she had me 'round for xmas lunch. She's wonderful. My friends in Seattle are so genuine. In London, in such a big place, I'm so pleased to meet such a genuine friend and person.

When I was taking the cab back to New Cross as we wheeled though London, I had another one of those moments where it all seemed too surreal. Every now and again I step out of the person whose been here for a bit and back into the person who longed and dreamed to be here so much. Those are magical moments. I can't quite describe it. It's part of me that always wanted to be here (from childhood, through the post college years) all realized and BEAUTIFUL! I guess I can't describe it.. It's what I wanted, but the reality made it harder when I take into account all that I left behind, but when that feeling hit me or rather overwhelms me, it's SO worth it. Even though dreams aren't what you imagine them to be when they're realized, the fact that they're realized at all is amazing.

I guess on that note I should say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! This is my first xmas on my own and it's going quite weel. Though I miss my family, who I usually spend this time with, I'm pleased to report that my mum and dad have Andy and he them and this is the family I'm coming home to; last xmas was the last xmas of just my rents and me. Andy is a part of the family now. That make me happy. Little hearts and stuff.



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Dec. 25th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas....
and boxing day too. Now you are actually in a place that celebrates boxing day. Woo-hoo!!!

Dec. 26th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
for the recors I was a bit drunk men I make that post so my apologies for the bits that make no sense!
Dec. 26th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
wow that wan't that much etter was it?
Dec. 26th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
Hahahaha ... OMG, reading this had me cracking up. Sweetie, I love your drunken blogging.

That said, I have to agree, you really have found a pretty wonderful friend in Charlotte. I can't wait to meet her in person soon! I'm glad she's been such a great friend to you.

And I cannot wait to see you. I am packing now!

Love you, MWAH!
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