Ahhh family…heaven and hell in a word. You love them and more often than not, they love you back. Every now and again something happens which makes you questions whether or not you actually like them.

I’m not talking about my sister or my parents because if I have a disagreement with them, or they with me, we can talk about it. I’m talking about the extended family and as an Indian my extended family is very large and full of opinions.

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A little over six months ago my cousin told me that she and her husband had signed up for something called Wimp 2 Warrior. I’d never heard of this and promptly went to do some research. This was my cool cousin, the one who always had the most amazing hair and the best clothes. She was also the one who practiced Kung Fu and went to China multiple times to train and fight. She’d also had a baby three months before.

So I was in under no doubt that this was something equally impressive and cool.

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A little while ago Sister and I decided to book a last minute holiday. On a Sunday earlier in August we decided to go to the Peak District and a few days later we were in the National Park. We’d planned a holiday full of walking and natural beauty. Thankfully with the weather behaving perfectly that’s exactly what we got.

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If you celebrate, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. If you don’t then I hope you all had some wonderful time off and were able to spend it with people you love. In my family we celebrate Christmas in a very non-traditional sense: with huge amounts of propping up our economy and television watching. At least we do these activities together.

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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that whatever you’re doing, whether you celebrate the day or not, you are having a good time. My family use this time as the perfect time to spend together. All the cooking was done yesterday and so today is about games and eating and laughing.
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