What a Christmas

Charlie Pea|January 7, 2015

My Christmas holiday was two weeks long but I can not believe that I am already back in Paris, where on earth did that time go!? What a Christmas it has been!!

Actual Christmas was very different this year for my family as it was my Grandpas 80th birthday on Christmas eve so he did what every other 80 year old does…throw a big house party to celebrate! So Christmas eve we all drove down to join in with the celebrations. This also meant that for the first Christmas ever we were able to spend it as a family, with my cousins and Auntie from Hong Kong, my other cousins from South Africa it was a big family get together.

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Around the Christmas table we had 27 people instead of our usual little 7. It was so much fun with so many people pulling crackers, singing, laughing and talking. We played so many games all day and by the evening everyone was happy and exhausted.
On boxing day we were back home and able to have some quiet family time as just us, we went for a lovely long boxing day walk before the most looked forward meal of the year – bubble and squeak!
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With no time to waste we were soon on our way to the airport for the next adventure of the holiday, our annual skiing trip to Whistler, Canada! After exploring all the different resorts in Europe, Canada has most definitely beaten all of them hands down. We stay in the beautiful Fairmont hotel a hop, skip and jump from the edge of the slope where the first lift is to take you straight up the mountain. As always this year did no disappoint, the weather was unbelievably beautiful clear blue skies and fresh snow for us on both Whistler mountain and Blackcomb mountain. Perfect!!

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Click below to shop my skiing outfit:

In the evenings we had booked all different restaurant to eat at in the village with each one being more amazing than then next its is always so difficult for us to say which one is the best.

Click on the links below to explore my top three restaurants to try in Whistler:

  1. Araxi – executive chef James Walt
  2. Rimrock Café – Whistlers place for fish and game
  3. Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

For New Years we attended the Fairmont’s New Year party as we have done every year. They decorate their largest ballroom which is covered in elaborately dressed tables and the most incredible buffet tables you will have ever seen. Just as a taster they had: lobster, crab, sushi, scallops, beef, lamb, pork, beef wellington, fish of all kinds, cheese, chocolate, macaroon…..

Just divine!

As well as this extensive array of food they also have a live band and singers that perform all night keeping the party alive and helping the countdown to 2015.

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Happy New Year!