What I realised again as soon as I came back to England was that all of my friends from MA are no longer here. My flatmates and classmates, who I spent the whole of my MA period until September with, have gone back to their countries. I am hoping that I will find new friends soon.

Luca is leaving for Germany to spend the Christmas holidays with his family. For the last three days, we had early Christmas dinners – On the 17th, we went to an Italian restaurant. On the 18th, I made chicken macaroni bake. On the 19th, he cooked me a traditional Christmas dinner with a stuffed turkey!