Well, my friend and I went to Christmas Day buffet at a hotel. The buffet was nice but never in a million years would I rate it as a hundred and thirty nine dollars' worth! It was the sort of buffet that under normal circumstances, I would rate at, say, the forty dollar mark. I suppose we have to pay for the staff getting triple pay working on Christmas day.. It's a good thing we don't tip in NZ.
Still, it was nice not to do our own cooking. And I went for a swim afterwards. I hadn't eaten all that much so I didn't sink. Many of my friends were at the beach and I had a lovely time chatting, laughing, swimming.