This year I spent Christmas abroad, away from family, turkeys, TV, and tradition.
Samantha and I travelled to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and spent our time sightseeing, tanning (or burning depending on how you look at it), dancing, and relaxing.
Though it was a great experience to evade the norm, I did miss seeing friends and family, feeling the cold while walking the dog, and falling asleep watching the TV. Though these little things seem tedious, overstated, boring, and feel like a chore, they are what you miss when you step into the new.
Winter Wonderland, London, 2013.
(Source: Flickr / jamieturner)