For the past seven year I have not had a proper Christmas meal on the big day – this is because I have been in different countries so it’s been really difficult to have it similar to home. A lot of the time everything shuts down for Christmas Day including the restaurants in the hotel so you have to improvise.

Over the last several years I have had a picnic in a hotel room for my Christmas dinner which is fun because you buy and stock up in local supermarkets throughout the weeks and then if you are lucky enough you have a fridge in the room and use that to store everything in between.

There have been times when we have been lucky enough to get food on Christmas Day but a lot of them time it’s not traditional Christmas. When we went to universal studios we had fish at all you can eat in the Simpsons land, a buffet in Boston and a brunch in a diner in Lansing, Illinois. No Christmas is the same!!

I enjoy going away as you never know what to expect for Christmas Day food but that’s not a bad thing as it never gets boring!! Although

You do miss a traditional Christmas dinner now and again!