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The One With Xmas Memories

I am really starting to miss Xmas.

I knoooow that it’s the middle of spring and I should be (and am- for the most part) so happy about the sunshine. And I enjoy the good weather as much as anyone, especially in England, where let’s face it, it never lasts for long! I love a good walk in the park, wild flowers, ice cream, sunbathing and all that comes with rising temperatures but sometimes I can’t help but think about Christmas. Or in my head karácsony…

There is something about the smell of cinnamon and candle… the sight of ornaments and Christmas cards and decorations… the taste of delicious gulyas and brioche and stuffed cabbage…

(hm…for you I’d better say turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie I guess… 😀 )

For all the above reasons I believe it is time for some Christmas reminiscing…

Some things worth knowing about my family is that we take our Xmas seriously! Even though in Hungary traditionally Baby Jesus brings the presents my mum loves to go ALL OUT when we have Andy around 🙂

 

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We take our time with decorations (about half a day) and take regular cake and dance breaks!!

IMG_9091 IMG_9076 IMG_9079 IMG_9081 Last year was extra special because my good friend, Jenny came to visit us!! ❤

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And she is not that different from us, really, When it comes to acting like a crazy two years old she can keep up just fine!!

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Unfortunately we only get to see my family about twice a year, so we end up celebrating all birthdays, namedays, anniversaries, mother’s day in twice yearly intervals. Although it’s not like we need an excise for cake!

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Clearly we don’t always like having our picture taken… 😀

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But we have some very photogenic cutie pies who make up for these awkward adult shots!

 

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We do of course give presents, but usually just end up falling asleep on them…

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And then there are those who are not related by blood but they might as well be ❤ ❤

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Even if I only go home for a couple of days I always squeeze in some time for some of my besties! And what better place than the Xmas market with mulled wine and lots of souvenirs??!!

 

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For those of you less fortunate who did not have the pleasure of trying a chimney cake yet, you must you must you must!!! It’s a traditional Eastern European fair-food (I say Eastern European, but I mean Hungarian – it’s just that Polish, Czech etc like to argue with us over this,,,) that is delicious and makes you lick all ten fingers! Literally, its covered with sugar!! 😀

Here is the sign to look for…

 

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And as if this holiday would need any extra good news, my friend Szandi just had a baby and I went to visit them for the first time since!! Such a naughty little chap!

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But enough of memory lane!

 

 

The One Where He Turned 30

I don’t think I ever made a big deal out of this here, but I have already met the love of my life. I know what you’re thinking, but it’s true! I was never one of those people who believed in magical romance stories and happily ever after but I have to say if you are lucky/blessed/right place at the right time it can happen and it is awesome!

So you can see why it is a big deal when something cool happens to my other half, and I love to show him off, so here are some moments for his latest and greatest birthday!

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Already can’t keep their eyes open 😀

And this is our adorable niece, Summer, thinking it’s her birthday of course!!!

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Just a little time spent unwrapping presents….

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… and finished with a lovely day at Hampton Court Palace…

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… and some pampering in the spa for which I was well prepared 😀 😀

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And then he quietly turned 30 and guess what: haha NOTHING changed!! But we got to stend a day with the family and having fun for which there is no better excuse than a birthday!