Talking to far away friends always makes me want to hop on a plane and visit them. I am missing America quite a lot this year. Not going this year has been hard. I can't wait to visit my friends next year. Having friends so far away can be wonderful in the sense you enjoy the time with them when you see them. Problem is that you can't just ring them up and meet for a coffee. Well, maybe a Skype coffee date, but even that I hard to plan. This Tuesday I will be buying gifts and writing Christmas cards for my far away friends/family. I'm looking forward to finishing my Christmas shopping off, and wrapping my last gifts.