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si-blog: Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

Posted Dec 24, 2005 in England, Events, Family, Friends, Personal.

It's that time of year again. Since moving to the United States in 2001, I've faced Christmas with mixed feelings. I always had a wonderful Christmas in England with my family. We had our own family traditions, most of which revolved around food, that made Christmas the happiest day of the year for me.

Christmas with my wife and her children is wonderful too, but it is different. No matter how good it gets, I always feel just a little homesick on the 25th of December. The food is a little different, the company is a little different, and maybe there is a little less magic than there used to be (although it is hard to tell if this is just because I am older now).

Don't get me wrong. I'd rather be spending Christmas in the US - this is my home now. It's just that this is the time of year when I most think of what I left behind when I left England. So this entry is for my family and friends back in good old Blighty. Have a great Christmas, guys. I miss you all.

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    Hi Simon,

    We have had a wonderful day here at Samantha's house this Christmas. There is only one thing missing that would have made it perfect...you.

    Thank you, Deborah, Meredith and Parker for the wonderful and thoughtful presents you sent to us all. I'm listening to James Blunt on my wonderful new MP3 player and listening to 'Your Beautiful' which is how I feel about you my dear son.

    Sending you so much love on Christmas Day.
    Mum x x x x

    Posted by Mum on Dec 25, 2005.

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    Hi Simon,

    Christmas is not quite the same without you too ..... although I still love it. This is the only day in the year when I eat until I want to vomit and not feel any guilt what-so-ever. The only thing that could make it better would be if McDonalds was open and I could really go for it there too!!!

    Hope you have a great day and I look forward to seeing you in February.

    Cheers,

    Tim

    p.s. Cindy says Hi and looks forward to meeting you! x

    Posted by Tim on Dec 25, 2005.

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    i personally cant wait to spend my first christmas in america and i can cook a turkey,so ill be fine :)

    Posted by jase on Dec 30, 2005.

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    Feelings are mutual Si but if it's any consolation, it's not the same without you
    xx

    Posted by Sam on Jan 05, 2006.