I love the way Christmas is extended well into January here in France. I'm not going to be here for the galettes at epiphany this year but I am going to be enjoying the kiwi summer in New Zealand for a few weeks.
I'm flying out to visit family & friends in a few days time & will be spending time in Christchurch. This city has been through so much last year after the devastating February earthquake and the literally thousands of aftershocks throughout the rest of 2010. They had another couple of big shocks just before Christmas, resulting in a very shaky New Year. I hope that 2012 brings better times for the city.