Where to have Christmas dinner in Oxford

For a plan freak like me, it’s never too early to start planning anything. Seeing that we are coming toward the end of October, it’s absolutely the right time to start planning for Christmas.

My friends and I now have a tradition – every year I throw a Xmas meal. For the first couple of years I would host it at home, but once it got too difficult to cook for 20+, we’ve opted out for a restaurant followed by the pub crawl (and Christmas Carol singing, obviously wearing Xmas jumpers!), so it’s time to look for an ideal place to go for a good and affordable Christmas dinner to suit everyone within your friendship group. So the question arises:

Where to have Christmas dinner in Oxford?

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10 reasons to visit The Coconut Tree Oxford

My friend Alice and I checked out this new place at St Clements – The Coconut Tree – and I can say for sure, you should check it out too!
Here are a couple of reasons why you just have to go there for cocktails and dinner.

1. The Coconut Tree is the only Shri Lankan restaurant in Oxford

Goat Curry coconut tree Oxford

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What makes you happy?

Today is International Day of Happiness, which was introduced by the UN in 2012 to recognise ‘the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives’ as well as to be a useful reminder that the happiness comes from family, friends and good emotional well-being rather than money and fame.

This leads me to a question: who is actually celebrating this day – the happy ones, or the ones looking for happiness?

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A walk in Christ Church Meadow

The other day Ben and I were lucky to go for a walk in Christ Church Meadow with a wonderful photographer Roxy – @21gramsphotography.

She actually found me on instagram and offered us a romantic shoot – and if you know me, you’d know that there is no way I’d say no to a photoshoot! You’ve heard about the proposal, right? 🙂

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What happened to Po in ’17

We’re getting closer to the end of 2017 and I would like to review it – to savour the memories whilst they are still clear and write them down, so that I won’t forget.

What a year it has been! So much has happened, so many boxes have been ticked, so many great memories and realisations #adulting 🙂

So let’s start.

January 2017

I’ve started the year dressed as a police officer, and 12 days later (don’t forget, my birthday is on 12th of January!), I was the karaoke princess celebrating hitting a quarter of a century at the Mad Hatter.

The next day we went on a ski trip, which I’m sure you’ve read about and might have even seen the video. (…and if you haven’t, go for it! :))

All in all, my month was fantastic, so 2017 had a really good start.

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