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  1. abbeylouisarose says

    One of my all time favourite Christmases was actually spent abroad as well! I agree with you, it does still feel like Christmas when you’re in sunnier climes, but just slightly different! I’d love to visit Tenerife again, I spent lots of childhood holidays there (not at Christmas though!) Thanks for sharing your memories!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Emily says

      Thanks for commenting 🙂 Tenerife is great for relaxing holidays and it’s great at Christmas!

  2. Emily says

    What a lovely holiday memory for you! I’m sure that was the best gift your grandparents ever got — it warms my heart to think of how happy you made them!


  3. MJ says

    That’s so dope! So you’re basically a traveler around Christmas time. That’s so fun and cool. I loved this!

    • Emily says

      Thanks 🙂 I used to be but haven’t been away for a couple of years at Christmas. Hopefully I will be next year!

  4. kirsty-rose says

    Ah this was such a heart warming story! I loved reading it! I am free South Africa so it is always hot here over Christmas haha! I spent Christmas in Thailand with my sisters a few years ago though and it was actually such fun! I also plan on spending it abroad next year as well 🙂

    • Emily says

      ah thank you 🙂 Oh wow, I’d love to visit South Africa and Thailand for Christmas sounds great!

  5. mchi | mchiouji says

    This was such a lovely post. I think it’s interesting that people sometimes forget that the meaning of what we understand as Christmas is celebrating family and the idea of family and the togetherness that comes with family, whether it be a chosen family or a blood family.

    I, also, think it’s pretty cool that your grandparents decided to move to such a beautiful place to continue living comfortably and that distance doesn’t seem to have an effect on the overall relationship you guys had and the want to be around each other. It’s just awfully beautiful to see.

    (And the pictures are super cute!)

    Thank you for sharing your story with us.

    mchi | mchiouji — http://blog.mchiouji.me

    • Emily says

      Aw this is such a lovely comment, thank you! Yeah I definitely do think people sometimes forget that it’s about spending time with family- no matter where you are

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