I loved my life in India, but Christmas was very different to what I had experienced before.
First of all, the weather. Hot weather is lovely, but as someone who grew up in England I did miss the cold at Christmas, the frost and (if lucky) snow.
Secondly, I was working. Don’t get me wrong, I loved preparing Christmas celebrations for our guests and friends at Lakeside, but it didn’t always give me enough time to socailse.
Thirdly, and most importantly, I missed my family.
Now that we have moved back to England, this Christmas is going to be special. I am looking forward to spending special time with my parents and my children. And especially my grandson, as this will be the first Christmas we have spent with him.
I am looking forward to fun and laughter, giving and receiving gifts, carol services and contemplation.
I would also like to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas, and hope that 2016 will bring you all that you wish for.