The main purpose of having a mammoth journey from Croatia to Spain in 2 weeks was to arrive in Almeria on Christmas eve to surprise my mum. After my sister told her this by accident the surprise wasn't so much of a surprise anymore. In hindsight it was probably a good thing as I'm not sure how we would have kept it a secret for such a long time.
On Christmas morning we all woke up at around 9 and gathered around to open our presents. Always an exciting time for any household, even more exciting when you don't agree to buy presents for each other but there are presents awaiting... Kim and Paddy were thrilled with their free Grimaldi lines shampoo and shower gel and football that had washed up onto the beach. It was then our turn to open presents from Kim and Paddy, they must have seen our wish list as tampons and a instant Bovril drink was just what we wanted. Mum and Dad received a free campsite keyring and a tin of mandarin oranges. Exciting stuff!