Hello friends! Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas to you all; wherever you are in the world I hope the sun is shining, you’re with friends and family and people you love, and that nobody grinches all over your parade. This is only the second Christmas in all my 29 years that I haven’t been in New Zealand with the Hindins and Millers, and it’s a pretty weird feeling to be so far away — not to mention experiencing Christmas in the cold — but I’m lucky that I’ve got an amazing group of friends here in New York who are sticking together for an expat orphan celebration. We’re playing White Elephant, I’m making my Christmas guacamole (and this insane steak), and we even have a vegan coming along who we can poke with a stick if things get quiet. Santa must have read my blog because I got that Aesop Deodorant I so-subtly hinted about in my Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide, plus tickets to the musical Once and one of those iPhone covers that charges your phone while you’re out and about. Just what I always wanted! Lots of love to everyone everywhere, I’d better finish up before I get too sentimental and start quoting Queen Elizabeth from her annual Christmas speech. Merry Christmas! Happy holidays! Bah humbug!!!! You’re my mates!!!!!
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