This was the ULTIMATE Christmas Surprise!

This year, we pulled off the biggest Christmas surprise of all.

I’ve been away from my family in Australia for Christmas for three years in a row. For two years, we were stuck in New Zealand without any family around thanks to COVID and strict border closures. Then last year, we had just moved to the UK and after all our moving expenses and crazy flight prices, we couldn’t make it back to Australia.

This year, I sneakily told my family that we wouldn’t be able to spend Christmas with them as we had plans to spend it in Norway with friends.

Meanwhile, we secretly booked plane tickets from London to Brisbane. 1 week before Christmas, we rocked up on their doorstep and gave them the shock of their lives.

Watch the video below to see their reactions to the surprise:

Isn’t my mum’s reaction the cutest thing in the world?!

I’m so thrilled to be back in Australia and can’t wait to share more from my time here!

I hope you all have a truly wonderful Christmas, wherever you are in the world. Thank you for your love and support in 2023 and I am so excited for many more adventures in 2024!

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I am a travel + food blogger on a mission to discover the best destinations & dishes in the world. Thanks for joining the adventure!

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