For the past 6 years my friends and I have carried out the tradition of a bring and share Christmas dinner.
It all started when a friend of ours at the time said he wasn't really into Christmas, so we wanted to change that.
We spent many weeks planning the first dinner on a white board in the small room we hung out in at school, like it was a military operation.
We said it should be an annual thing, and so far we have done it every year since.
Every year is different. Sometimes we forget to cook the brussel sprouts.
Sometimes the jelly doesn't set so we have shop-bought pots.
Sometimes we have incredible chocolate cake creations.
And sometimes, well, most times, we struggle for oven space.
The people change as friends enter and leave our lives, along with the length of my hair, but one thing stays the same; there's always so much food!
And this is what this year looked like.
(8 people really don't need 5 different puddings, but we had them anyway!)
Complete with tinsel and Christmas jumpers.