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Merry Christmas

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After unsuccessfully trying to watch an iTunes rented copy of Miracle on 34th Street on the laptop, we opened our gifts from each other (tat bought at the nightmarket in Bangkok!). I treated Jo to a lovely golden waving cat ornament. It will surely look classy on her mantlepiece at home!! And I was "thrilled" with the pineapple shaped sunglasses which Jo had picked out for me! Thanks again Jo!!!

Once we had decorated ourselves with some tinsel, we made our way to the British pub where we had booked to have Christmas dinner. We arrived just before midday ready for some turkey, having not had breakfast in preparation of a large meal. We soon realised that midday here means 1pm, not 12pm! Oops! It was certainly worth the wait though; party poppers, stupid Christmas hats, sherry (I made Jo drink mine as I can't stand it!), paté, wine (which I also couldn't drink as it was so awful...Asia is not the place to be drinking wine!), a full turkey dinner and Christmas pudding! Of course, it didn't compare to Christmas dinner in our respective family homes back in the UK, but it was nice all the same.

Being unable to walk far after eating so much, we went to the beauty parlour across the street and each had a manipedi. The most bargainous manipedi ever at a grand total of £6!

The rest of the day was spent watching films back at the hostel, skyping family and friends, and me falling into a tuk-tuk on the way to dinner that evening which resulted in the biggest bruise on my leg that I've ever had (and I hadn't even been drinking). Ouch!

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends across the globe!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 02:18 Archived in Thailand Tagged chiangmai

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