But on the other hand, I had a great reunion catchup with the nerdz Lewis, Jimmy, Owen, Neirin and Mark (all guys I've known since Forest) and we all ate in Strada. It was good to see em all after nearly half a year, loads of laughs in the evening before I headed off to go and find another group of friends to continue the night. I had delicious Roast Duck and a Chocolate Tart, yum.
Lauren would have been 21 on the 28th December (if she had survived but if she did, she wouldn't be the same...). I honestly wasn't expecting this on Christmas Day but deep down, it felt righteous and honourable to head over to the cemetery to decorate her grave with Christmas decorations (as well as clear off the autumn leaves).
We didn't get round to Christmas presents under the tree till near 2.30PM which is a whole new record in delay time and I actually almost knew of everything in my name since I ended up purchasing it but I got some nice surprises from the others too. And I went all out on them too since I like to give to those I care about.
I unexpectedly ended up watching It's A Wonderful Life which got me real good during he ending as I was sobbing happy tears like watching The Fault In Our Stars or The Land Before Time ha. I knew vaguely of the film's plot but wasn't expecting a blessing ending like that. The message in the book made me choke up with happiness and is a good reminder for those with Depression (more on that in my end of year post).
We had a great Christmas Dinner cooked by my amazing Mum.
We all sang Happy Birthday to Simon and had a nice Chocky cake that Aimy made for her bf.
I'm so happy to be friends with them all and to volunteer with them all in 2017 at the Nuts Challenge and then do it with them later on in the year (it'll be my first time with them, and I'm so excited already). I wonder if I'll still be fit enough to do my 3rd Tough Mudder and maybe do a Spartan Run, too?! I thanked everyone for having me round and then I gave Ikin a lift home.
It's a very chill day over at Nana and Grandads in Horley and later on in the afternoon, everyone unwraps presents (I'm over 18 so I've had my time of gifts but I still get a money card from my grandparents). And then the wrapping paper WAR begins! >:)
One grandchild ended up getting a Crossbow (as you do) and we all took turns shooting down the front room on the dartboard (not on people!) I loved it!
I love this day because all the other cousins really like me as I do with them and I can chat forever to them as well as listen to whatever they wanna talk abut to.
I miss those days when I was 15 and everyone else ranged from 4-12 and I felt like Peter Pan and the Lost Boys and Lost Girls (I still do feel that way deep down) *crows*.
I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day! I have a lot to get off my chest on my New Years Revelations post as well as share the New Years shenanigans and dictate my solemn promises to help change me from no longer procrastinating from learning IT but to also try and improve my Mental Health by confusing feeling but not names!