It’s a big question and a lot of cash! You have every chance to win it though, thanks to NRMA Insurance. More on that later. It got me thinking how I’d spend all that money to relive a memory or start a new one. When I think of cherished memories I think first of the most recent, our wedding, six months ago, which certainly rates as the most magical day of my life. Then my thoughts quickly turn to family, home and Christmas and all the nostalgia, history and happy memories around that.
Having grown up in the UK and spent the first 26 of my life there before moving to Australia six years ago, Christmas for me is cold, sometimes white, involves sitting in front of an open fire (there’s even chestnuts sometimes) being with my family, eating ourselves into food comas. There’s also church, midnight mass, reunions with my oldest and dearest friends from school and so on.
The only time I get homesick in Australia is at Christmas time. We don’t talk about the time when I started weeping during carols by candlelight at Sydney’s Balmoral beach (my now husband and I were quite a new couple and I think he was a little concerned about my mental state). These days I spend Christmas with my in-laws who are delightful, but it isn’t the same. They go big on Christmas Eve, whereas my family is all about Christmas Day. They eat salmon, whereas nothing less than roast turkey with all the trimmings (and then some) is really Christmas lunch for me. Last year I served warm mulled wine to their very bemused guests (all the more for me when some found it a little too much for a summer’s day).
Anyway, I’d use the $50,000 to fly home to the UK with my husband, business class to make it all a bit easier, and then get professional chefs to cater a massive Christmas lunch for us all at my dad’s place. There’d be champagne, of course, and mulled wine. And plenty of spare change left over for generous gifts!
I’d love to know what your most special memories are, or what memory you’d love to ‘renew’ if you could. Please share in the comments below.
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