And so this is Christmas

Christmas came and went faster this year than it has ever before. I feel like I only arrived in Malta a few weeks ago, yet it’s been almost 4 months and it’s Christmas day already.

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Since it was my first Christmas spent away from my family, I didn’t plan to celebrate until the very day, 24th December. But the best things often happen spontaneously, so I decided to come along to a nice restaurant with some friends after work. And by nice I don’t mean the “he’s – ummm… – nice” kind but the truly nice, close to amazing one.

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In St. Julians, close to the Hilton, a few steps lead down to the water of a separate little bay. On both sides a few posh restaurants display their menus one after another. Once we’d overcome the challenge of the day, choosing one of them, we sat down at a table on the terrace of Hush. Yes, that’s right: we sat OUTSIDE. And yes, it was a bit cold, but the VIEW!

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The location isn’t the only fancy thing about Hush – the food was delicious, too. We all chose different pasta dishes, all of which were perfect, as was the desert. Give me food like that and I’m in heaven, seriously!

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Going fancy all the way, we also ordered a bottle of wine which I guess was great as well. Not that I could tell the difference between a 5€ wine from the supermarket and a gourmet one for heaven knows how much – but if the food’s good, the wine must be as well, right?

So what I’d thought would be a normal evening spent at home reading turned out to be a great night that left us feeling full to the point of bursting and really happy. And that’s what Christmas is about – being happy.

How did you spend Christmas eve?

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