One of the reasons I desperately wanted to make it home on Friday and not just any day before Christmas was Christmas Magical Moments, the charity event my little sister and a bunch of other students and University staff put together for Saturday, 22nd of December.
She’s been telling me all about it for months and I wanted to be there on the day to help as much as I could.
Thanks to the God/Universe or my good luck, whatever you want to name it, for once my flight left on time on Friday and although I’m still feeling rough I made it to the event.
We planned to wear matching outfits, and we did (sort of). We went there early and helped set up food and drinks such as 17kg of freshly baked pastries offered on a huge discount by the chain bakeries Zorbas and a Christmas wishing tree. By the time we got there, other societies had already set up their own beautiful stands, including art made of recyclable material as well as other societies and externals from handmade games to decorating cookies workshops.
Later in the evening there was live traditional, pop and rock music from talented musicians, members of University societies.
There was something for everyone.
I’m super proud of my little sister and her friends for organising such a huge event. Despite all the obstacles, last minute problems and lessons for next time, everyone who attended, enjoyed the evening.
So happy I was there for this.