I am Megan from Across The Pond
I am a born and bread Southern California girl (Los Angeles to be exact)
Over a year ago i packed up my sunny beach going life to move to Nottingham, England
to get my Masters degree.
After I finished i decided to stay in the UK, and now I live in Scotland.
Living abroad/away from your family can make Christmas time a bit tricky,
and comes with a lot of differences.
1. Now i get a white Christmas instead of a 70 degree and sunny Christmas
2. I don't wake up in a house with a pool, dishwasher, or dryer, but instead a flat on the top floor of an old tenement building with a clothesline in the garden.
3. I don't get in my car and drive around to see all the houses decked out with Christmas lights in my suburban town, but i do hop on a train or subway to the nearest outdoor Christmas market fully equipped with mulled wine, hot food, and Christmas lights galore.
4. Instead of pumpkin pie or gingerbread, its Christmas pudding.
Its different, but its still Christmas.
This year, my Christmas involves the following places.
I'll be posting proper details of my christmas this year on my blog
a hot irish man is involved.