2013 marks the first year for the two of us to be away from all family and friends during Christmas. Certainly a tougher prospect than I ever anticipated. On previous Christmas’s when we have travelled we have always been fortunate enough to have our boys with us or other family members. This year it is just the two of us. Before you start sending your condolences, it wasn’t that bad, just different. As much as we view ourselves as independent people, we do both truly enjoy the camaraderie of those we love and care about.
What does one do when separated from those you would normally spend the day with. Well, first off start with a wonderful 5km run down the beach. Just gorgeous with the sun sparkling off the water. Follow that with an incredibly tasty breakfast of eggs Benedict and you are off to a heck of a start.
Thanks to the miracle of technology we are still able to have wonderful face to face conversation with friends and family throughout the day. We went for a wonderful stroll down the beach in the afternoon and stopped at our favourite watering hole to wish the staff a Merry Christmas.
Went for a fantastic, if somewhat pricey dinner at Aji Restaurant. The lobster and steak were excellent and the service was fantastic. Half the fun was the 2.5km ride in the dark to get to the restaurant on our bikes.
On returning to our place we were fortunate enough to be able to connect via FaceTime with our family at home. Overall, a great day!
To everyone, Merry Christmas!