If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I haven't been able to make it home for Christmas. My flight did actually leave this afternoon, but getting that flight wouldn't have been much good as I would've wound up stuck in London. I'd arranged to phone my mam last night and the second she answered the phone I knew it wasn't good news. She'd been stuck at home for days, the M4 was a nightmare, and there were a lot of problems on the trains. Getting back from London, back home in the middle of the country, would be pretty much impossible.
So, as difficult as a decision it was, we decided to leave it.
It'll be my first Christmas in Italy, the first one away from home. Last year I made it home by the skin of my teeth, and the year before I went home too. I went food shopping for Christmas dinner today, and came back with lots of goodies. I'm not much of a cook, but I'm looking forward to making myself a big Christmas dinner.
I'll be sending my Christmas presents in the post, and there's a parcel on its way for me too. I'm planning to go back home in February - when the snow's all gone hopefully!!
Oh, and I made it on-air on Radio Deejay last night again - always seems to happen when I'm feeling sorry for myself!! - and I make an appearance at 26:50 http://www.deejay.it/dj/radio/programma/reloaded/35/2010-12-21/Solo-Tre-Minuti?idProgramma=166. Nothing like a good sob story at Christmas eh??