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. This situation is almost equivalent to living in a different town to last year, but I am hoping that I will find new friends and do some socialising on holidays.

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 (as usual). On the 19th, he cooked me a traditional Christmas dinner with a stuffed turkey!