Christmas In Christchurch

by Brenna Holeman

Christchurch, New Zealand

I am now in the freezing cold prairies, drinking hot chocolate, decorating the tree, and thinking of that Christmas I spent in the New Zealand summer sun. That Christmas was full of mulled wine and days on the beach, road trips and fish and chips.

I’ve spent a few other Christmases in the sun, in the Dominican Republic and Malaysia, but I must admit that it just doesn’t feel the same to me, a girl raised in a winter wonderland. For me, this time of year just calls out for eggnog, wooly toques, and that scent, the one that mixes pine, cinnamon, and the smell of icy cold air.

I’ve almost finished buying and making all of my Christmas/holiday presents and cards. Have you?

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zablon December 14, 2010 - 6:29 am

i love your photos, i wish i could take photos the way you do

Ekua December 15, 2010 - 2:15 am

I am a summer chaser (I’d pursue it more fully if life allowed for it!) so I actually love summery holidays and the relief from the cold 😉

This Battered Suitcase December 15, 2010 - 5:46 am

Thank you very much, Zablon!

Ekua- I’m sure that after a few more days (and weeks) in this freezing cold, I’ll be agreeing with you!

Evie December 16, 2010 - 10:55 am

I’d love to send you a Christmas card but I don’t have your current address 🙁
Still, happy holidays!

This Battered Suitcase December 17, 2010 - 1:02 am

Ooh, I will send my address to you on Facebook! Even if it doesn’t make it for Christmas it would still be nice. xo


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