My Top 4 Christmas Memories

We’re going to take a quick trip down Christmas memory lane for today’s Blogmas post. As it’s day 4 we’re going to look at my top 4 favourite Christmas throwbacks.

4. One of the best things about Christmas is the weather, although it’s very rare that we have a white Christmas these days. These images are a throwback to the incredible snow we had a couple of years ago. I remember having to drive back from Leeds in this weather, the lanes on the motorway quickly merging into one. It was one of the most exhilarating ends to Boxing day I think I’ve ever experienced!

3. These pictures resemble our typical Christmas Day which is the best day of the year. It’s spent with the whole family and is just a day of fun, laughter and apparently making a ton of mess. Typically we spend Christmas Day with my fathers side of the family and Boxing Day with my mothers, this is tradition and I am all about following tradition. I refuse to accept that this will start to change going into the future but only time will tell.

2. This is a very strange Christmas throwback as it features zero snow or cold weather. But this time last year I was coming to the end of my trip to Africa. Luckily I had chance to decorate and enjoy African Christmas festivities before I left, ranging from Christmas shopping to decorating a slightly unconventional Christmas tree. Never before have I combined Christmas songs with a swimming pool and 30+ degree heat. This was one of my favourite ways to kick start Christmas and luckily I was staying with my second family which is what Christmas is all about!

1. My favourite Christmas memory took place when I was a young girl. It was a normal Christmas morning spent with family, all was very traditional until we were suddenly taking part in a treasure hunt around my grandparents house. This was new, we followed the clues until it lead us to a small black case in the shed at the bottom of the garden. We brought it back to the house to open it with my mother (who was not in on the surprise). Inside the case was a laptop, we turned it on and up popped a video for Disneyworld, Florida. Instantly my mother started crying, as we were younger it took a moment or two more for us to realise what this video meant. But ever since, this moment has been my favourite Christmas memory and nothing has yet been able to top it. Disneyworld has very quickly become my dream place and I hope to return in the near future.

That’s all for today, I love looking at peoples stories and I’m loving everyone’s Blogmas posts! Keep it up guys!

Lots of love, Lottie xoxo

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