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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Eve Traditions

Merry Christmas Eve from Stoke-on-Trent!

I travelled up last night after work, after a nightmare of a journey to work which resulted in a broken Matalan bag full of Christmas presents and getting into work unintentionally an hour early!

Anyway, that's all thankfully behind me and as I'm typing this, I have a home cooked meal on it's way, a glass of wine and I'm in the same room as my mum and dad. This for me is blissful! This is what Christmas is all about, being with my family and celebrating Christmas with my nearest and dearest. It's these times that make me appreciate what a loving and supporting family I have and whatever is to come in the New Year I know that I will have the right people around me. Our Christmas Eve for the past few years has been a tradition of going to the Odeon cinema and watching a filming. Last year's was Paddington and the year before for myself and my brother was Anchorman. This year was STAR WARS! 

Now I'm definitely loving the increase in woman heroines that have seemed to be taking on all the main roles nowadays. There's Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games and now Daisy Ridley in Star Wars. It just shows how times have and are still changing, the 'traditional' is now becoming more diverse, more accepting and I struggle to understand why this hasn't happened sooner?! The fact that there's outcry at a black actress playing Hermione in the Harry Potter stage production or a black girl playing Annie in the recent Annie movie, truly baffles me.

But anyway, Star Wars was incredible and for the rest of the evening, it will be spent drinking, eating, drinking, eating and listening to many Christmassy songs (both the good ones and the bad ones!)

Merry Christmas Eve to you all!

Natalie Redman

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