This year will be the first year ever where I won’t be spending Christmas with my incredibly awesome family. Whilst I’m not especially excited about the prospect of a Christmas without Christmas Eve parties at ours with friends, coming downstairs with my family and opening presents in front of the fire and a huge meal with all of the cousins etc, I’m still counting down to Christmas and I don’t doubt for a second that it will still be an incredibly awesome day with the beautiful friends I’ve made out here. It might just be a bit different. Saying that, last week I spotted the red cups at Starbucks and got a text from my dad linking me to the new John Lewis advert that had been released that day. So, despite being halfway around the world I still got that warm Christmassy feeling that I get back home. And most importantly I can still get a gingerbread latte.