Merry Christmas

Jesus Christ was born a Jew, became a prophet of Islam, is one of the 330 million Hindu Gods, and is of course the main man for Christians. Today we are celebrating his birthday, which comes shortly after the Pagan New Year (otherwise known as the Winter Solstice). We are sat on a beach in Cambodia (a Buddhist country), looking out onto a beautiful horizon.


Nikki hasn’t had a chance to make a Christmas wreath this year, so we decorated the door with a gekko.


Snowmen are not a viable option, but sandmen are.


We are, of course, thinking of family and friends back in the UK. And we have been making new friends along the way. Having met Chris and Zillah on a street corner in Hanoi, we bumped into them on Otres beach in Cambodia two months later and over 1,000 miles away – we are getting used to these kinds of coincidences.


Jesus was famous for turning water into wine, so cheers everyone!

He was also famous for chucking the money changers out of the temple, so perhaps a less materialistic take on Christmas is the way to go.

Merry Christmas everyone.


‘God is love’ John 4:16


23 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. A couple of snowflakes in Ellingstring yesterday did not make Christmas but your Merry Christmas Message this morning certainly did. Linking family and friends across our world. In the words of John Lennon, Love, Love, Love …… Mum & Dad

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  2. Why do I feel a pang of envy as I read this while I put the turkey in the oven with the rain outside? When it’s cooked and accompanied we’ll drink a toast to you both!
    Lovely to keep track of you and be a part of your odyssey. Happy Christmas to you both,!!!!
    Love from all of us, Patsy

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    1. Thanks Patsy. So lovely to hear from you. As much as we have been enjoying cocktails on the beach this Christmas day, the idea of a warm kitchen filled with the aroma of roast turkey sounds very appealing. We will drink a toast to you too.
      Much love. Patrick and Nikki xx


  3. A Very Merry Christmas to you both and your Sandman from both of us. It’s wonderful reading all your news and the photographs and lyrical waxings are beautiful and amazingly descriptive. XX

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  4. Wishing you both a very Happy New Year!
    Really enjoying reading your blog and seeing your fantastic photos. Very envious of your big adventure, it all looks amazing. Never seen a sandsnowman before…brilliant.
    Have fun!
    Love the Barkes’

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  5. Happy New Year, I can’t help but feel envious as I read your posts, it looks like an unbelievable experience. All the best for 2016 and keep the update coming!!!


    1. Hi Chris. Good to hear from you. We’re still enjoying it – in New Zealand at the moment. Updates from Patong Beach, Sydney, and the beauties of our current location to follow. Cheers


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