Where Are We This Christmas!?

It’s that special time of year again: Christmas. The month of December boasts snow, decorated trees, wrapped presents, baked cookies, mulled wine and festive parties with family and friends; All exciting and important parts of the winter holidays.

Well, maybe not in Australia. It’s safe to say (especially in this heat), we haven’t done much of that this year.

Even more unusual than our first Christmas abroad in Australia, we have spent most of December camping our way around the rest of the country. We hadn’t planned too much for Christmas, as we knew we’d be somewhere in the outback on our road trip.

Or so we thought.

For those of you who have been following our road trip misadventures, you already know we’ve had a lot of bad luck this past month. I’d also like to note, that our posts are about two weeks behind, so it’s not necessarily the most up-to-date news on what we’re doing.

About a week ago, we made it to Darwin, Australia, and the car gave us troubles again. Long story short, we decided it was time to pack it in, leaving the road trip and Australia behind. We booked a very last minute flight on December 22nd, to arrive somewhere special for Christmas Eve.

Any guesses?


It was a spur of the moment decision, which cost an arm and a leg, but it was worth it to see Matt’s parents faces light up! The surprise worked brilliantly, thanks to Matt’s brother Joe, who collected us from the airport and brought us home to Bournemouth.

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To all of our family and friends, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope to try and give many of you a phone call today, but if we’re unable to get in touch, please know we’re thinking of you and will call as soon as possible.

More updates coming soon!

Matt and Ally

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