Making my Christmas memories count!

Howdy 🙂

Christmas is around the corner. I have mixed feelings as the day approaches 😞. A part of me truly wishes I could catch a flight back home and be with my family. A part of me is excited and looking forward to my first Christmas in the United Kingdom. Then a part of me, says…..stay around and study. This is an opportunity to work on your assignments and start preparing for your dissertation. Then, I have invitations from my friends in the UK, so a part of me feels like I should take the opportunity to travel around 😎

I am not scared of not spending the day away from home. I have done this before. I have spent my Christmas in Norway, in Dubai and in the United States of America. I can hack the moment on my own. I live for Christmas just like I live for my birthday, which falls on 16th December 😅. December is therefore, a very sentimental month to me.

All said and done, spending your Christmas away from home, in a foreign country, during  winter season as a student might be too much to handle for any sane human being 😉This is my situation this year. I have had lots of conversations with myself and finally I am convinced, I will make it memorable. In my last blog post I shared a few tips to how I plan to survive the season. I am living those tips, be assured they are not just tips for blogging sake. Yippeee! Our Christmas tree is up, and we love it 😍 😍

We held ‘Christmas tree decoration party on Saturday and invited our friends to share the evening with us. This blog post is therefore, a video and pictorial description of the decoration party. Beautiful night it was. See, you can make new family wherever you go. When we gathered to eat, we realised ours was an international gathering. We had about 15 countries represented including Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, UK, Greece, Cameroon, Moldova, India, China, Rwanda, Somalia, Jordan, Yemen and Georgia.

We had one agenda, to come together for a night of fun, decorate our Christmas tree, feast, feast, feast, feast, feast, tell stories, dance and sing Christmas carols. We got exactly that and added memories to our lives. We made all the Christmas triggers make sense to us-  the sights, sounds and smells of family celebrations.

Solo Christmas can be fun. Just get out of your box and make it count. Whatever you decide to do this Christmas, make it memorable, make the season feel jollier, ignite your own Christmas memories and feel nostaligic about previous memories. This is pretty an easy way to add some light and warmth to your Christmas season. Should you find yourself alone out there, enjoy it.

From me to you…..It’s a Merry Christmas 🎉 💥🌟⭐️✨⚡️💫☄️🍇🍓🍒🧁🎂🍦🍡🍧🍨

#IAmChevening #MyCheveningJourney


Patience Nyange

I believe in a just society and I am a strong believer in Ralph Waldo Emerson words: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

10 thoughts on “Making my Christmas memories count!

  • 2nd December 2019 at 11:27 am

    And… Why are you guys on a hurry in celebrating Christmas?

  • 2nd December 2019 at 5:06 pm

    oh my!! Christmas with your UK family looks like everything I would wish to experience!!
    And your photography skills!! The pictures are dreamy and appetizing

  • 3rd December 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Christmas is a time to love…

    I love the way you spread your love where ever you go and to the people you meet.

    In all the push and shove, Christmas is a time to love and that is what we should all do where ever we are to bring good cheer!

    Merry Christmas to you, your housemates and your new friends

    oh and happy birthday in advance….

  • 5th December 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Wow, I have acquired some tips.
    Am doing a chrismass tree decoration part with the kids that we share the compound.
    Every kid will come with there own decorations.

    And will cook lots of food.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Enjoy your winter Christmas.


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