[Daily News] – A Very Late Cooper Christmas

Happy Christmas to my readers.

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As you are reading and wondering Tom why so late? Well let me lay it out for you.

My original Christmas was pretty gloomy, the early morning of Christmas Eve held blackouts and flooding. Flooding however affected the land around Kingsley. My village was like a little island.

So my mums planned this elaborate Christmas dinner since it was our year to host it for the family. Because of the blackout the whole day was ruined. My dad then planned to go to my aunties and uncles house, we then later had a Christmas meal and got to spend time with some family which was lovely. My little brothers are of an age where Santa and the magic makes Christmas, so a Christmas without the lights and family and gifts sounds a little sad.

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The turkey here looks like a sad toad! I gave out a good hearty laugh!!

Boxing day and my village was on and off with lights, the electric company had been trying to find the cause for days! Our village received a giant generator but sadly it didn’t reach our house! The house opposite had full power but since the blackout had vacated to their relatives! We spent time at our friends and they cooked us a meal!

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So the Christmas magic and cheer for our family had vanished. This year before the chaos I didn’t feel festive. I was rather scrouge about the whole thing. I think my old housemates can relate. Since I moved back home from freedom and indipendance of uni life I feel like I’m trapped to some extent!

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Christmas with my housemates last year was student budgety but wholesome, we each got to decorate the house how we wanted. Looking forward to living with them again!

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So this christmas started so differently and it wasn’t just us who had plans ruined, many people lost out and had to cope best they could.

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But we eventually had our Christmas dinner. My mum replanned a Christmas meal using some ingredients saved from before and fresh ones and got to cook her meal! It was a lovely evening with different family members. So an evening worth spent, quite a few items of food laced with rum too!

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Below are some of the pictures from the night! Enjoy!

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I like the little details my mum added to the table and around the house! Hopefully next year I could be back with my housemates living together in London. We shall see what this year brings!

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I hope everyone else had a smashing Christmas and are all recovered from the festivities!

-Thomas


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