One of the toughest times of the year for me and many other people living away from home is Christmas. I have fond memories of going for a swim on hot Christmas days in Melbourne and plum pudding ice cream (we had to cool down somehow after that big hot turkey roast), and I miss those special moments with family. However, living overseas has provided some fantastic Christmas breaks too. For me, white Christmases here in the Alps never lose their charm, and I’ve enjoyed the most unexpected Christmases of my life abroad – Christmas in Orthodox Russia, a Christmas day picnic with seasonaire friends at 2,000 metres altitude, a Christmas in Cambridge with visiting family, and a Christmas in a tiny apartment where I somehow cooked an entire roast meal for five in a compact toaster-grill oven, complete with roast potatoes.
Whether you’re living abroad or not, I have a Christmas competition for you! I’ve teamed up with Subscription Save to offer three lucky readers a year’s subscription to France Magazine, Living France, or French Property News (which featured an interview with yours truly last month).
For the chance to win a subscription to France Magazine, Living France or French Property News, leave a comment below, telling me in one line what your ideal Christmas break would be. Winners will be picked randomly and can have the magazine of their choice sent to a loved one or kept as a special treat.
You can gain an additional two entries to the competition by retweeting @wendy_hollands promoting the competition on Twitter and by sharing a link from Le Franco Phoney’s Facebook page (you must like the page to share the link.) The number of entries will not increase if you retweet or share links more than once, although you’re obviously welcome to do so.
Good luck to all my readers!
Terms and conditions: This competition has been extended and now closes at 23.59 on 20.12.2013. Any entries received after this time will not be counted. If for any reason the particular prize is out of stock then an appropriate alternative will be sought. Entrants must be aged 18 years or older to enter. By entering this competition you agree and consent to your name being published and your details being sent to the prize giving company. By taking part in the competition, entrants are deemed to have read, understood and accepted all of the Terms and Conditions and agreed to be bound by them. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced here on the blog.