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October 20th at 7:10pm

How the MetroPM team will be spending Christmas and their hopes for 2021!



2020, oh what a year it’s been! With all that time apart during the lockdown, I think we can all agree that we’ll all be feeling a little more grateful than usual this holiday season and taking the time to appreciate the company of our friends and family. However your spending the holidays, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

 With the MetroPM offices closing for the festive season, we asked the team how they’ll be spending the much-deserved time off and their hopes for 2021. Read on!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be enjoying a break without the phone and emails!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Catching up with friends and family, and enjoying the warmer weather.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

A year where everyone remembers to be kind and considerate of each other, just like they did through 2020.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

To stop and smell the roses and not to sweat the small stuff.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Enjoy the company of people who make me smile and laugh and to not feel obligated to spend time with anyone who doesn’t.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

To spend quality time with my kids and most of my family. Unfortunately, my parents live interstate and two of my sisters, brother-in-law and their three kids will be with them. I will celebrate with my brother and other sister with their wonderful families.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Seeing my boys faces when they open their gifts and see that Santa has yet again worked his magic.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Oh, there are a few things, can’t say or I will jinx them!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

No matter what life throws at you, stay true to yourself, keep your head up high and whatever you do, don’t give up.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Never have one because if I do I break it before the 2nd January, hah!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Lunch with family at The Vincent – Tequila on tap!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Eat, drink and sleep! Oh, and spending time with family.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

No corona and no bad vibes from 2020.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

1.5m rule should apply to some people permanently.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Delete the UberEats app and not re-download it after 1 day.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

My plans are usually I have lunch with the family and then go into a food coma afterwards.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

I love looking at Christmas lights – something about it seems magical and calming.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Big changes!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

2020 was a major test for everyone, whether it be financially or mentally. Do not take things for granted and expect ‘it will always be there’ cause one day you never know, it may not be.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Not to look back on what has happened, but to grow from it and focus on my well-being and do things for me.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Seeing my family and going away for a holiday!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

EVERYTHING! Christmas is the BEST time of the year. Oh, and dressing up.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

A smoother year than 2020, and more normality again.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Don’t take anything for granted.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To spend more time with my children and continue with my fitness goals.

What are your Christmas plans?

I’ll be going to Sydney with my girlfriend for a much-needed little getaway.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Family get togethers and going to look at all the Christmas lights.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

To grow in my career and have a slightly more normal year than 2020.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Don’t take anything for granted and learn to appreciate the small things.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Make more of an effort to get to the gym now they’re open again!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be at home with family and friends and lots of ‘Cheers’.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Christmas Day – everything is done, and it’s time to enjoy it all.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Smooth sailing with not too many storms.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Yesterday’s done, tomorrow’s unknown, but today is now – make the most of it. Nothing new here, but 2020 has been a reminder to us all.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Plenty of catch ups and some time away.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Some time off with the family and eating too much food!

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Seeing the family in New Zealand and a beach holiday somewhere.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

To stop and smell the roses more often.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

I gave up making resolutions years ago!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be heading to Blairgowrie with the family to spend Christmas at the beach.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

I love the energy and happiness that surrounds the Christmas season. The smell of the Christmas trees and seeing all the decorations and lights.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Hoping for some more normality and a smoother year to kick some more life goals.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

No matter how hard and stressful life gets, kindness is always the best medicine.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To make more time for family and friends and to get my fitness back and start kick boxing.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be going to friends house.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Getting everyone together

What are you hoping for in 2021?

It to be a better year than 2020!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

To take each day as it comes and enjoy.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

That it is a better year than 2020.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

No big plans this year for the Christmas period, but I will get away in January to see family in regional Victoria.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Spending time with family that you wouldn’t see regularly throughout the year and seeing the excitement the younger children have in the leads up to Christmas day

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Same as every year, that my family and friends stay healthy and happy.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Take more time out for myself.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Going to midnight mass and spending time with family and friends.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Santa, presents and family!

What are you hoping for in 2021?

A successful, healthy, happy and prosperous year.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Don’t stress about the little things!

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To try to be healthier.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’m spending time with my kids and friends.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Decorating the Xmas tree with my kids.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

No more Covid!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

No matter how bad you think things are, someone out there has something worse going on.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

I don’t do resolutions!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be going back to the Wimmera to spend time with family.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Seeing my teenage girls still getting excited and embracing the spirit of Christmas.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

More travel within Australia and maybe even go to Bali.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Life does not have to be so busy to be fulfilling.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Appreciate the small things and move more.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

It will be a quite one for me this year, just with my parents (always good that way, Santa brings heaps of pressies!) But will be having our Christmas with my brothers and wives with my niece and nephews the weekend before and get to spoil them rotten!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Family time, the atmosphere and seeing the joy on my niece and nephews faces with all the excitement.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Good health! And hopefully buying the block of land to build my house!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

That it’s alright to stay home and enjoy your own company, and to have a small elite people around you as family and friends.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

I don’t have New Year’s Resolutions, because who sticks to them anyway? And especially after this year we all have had!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

To spend special time with family and friends.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Giving and receiving with love.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

Fun and to travel again.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Health is everything.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Keep strong, healthy and happy.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’m heading to the beach and enjoying the summer sun with my family after too many helpings of Christmas lunch.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Shameless Christmas movies.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

To make many happy memories with my friends and family and hopefully be able to get on a plane somewhere!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

To make the most of every single day, you’re never too busy or too tired to enjoy something you love doing.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To put a stop the online shopping habit that was created in 2020.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Spend time with my niece and nephews, enjoying a lot of beach days and family outings to make up for lost time.
What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Seeing family and friends for the special occasion and not to mention the food and alcohol.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

No more masks, and COVID who?

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Not to take simple things like seeing friends, going for a drive down to the beach or going out for dinner for granted.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Live a healthier life style.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Spend as much time with my family as possible. if restrictions allow, I’m going to go see my brother in Canberra who is expecting his first child.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Always seeing all my family and eating as much food as possible – there is always room for more food.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

That we can continue to move back towards our pre-Covid/normal life.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

The importance of my daily routine and finding joy in the mundane things of life.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Getting back to a regular workout routine.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Travelling to NSW to be with my family.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Being around family and lots of food.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

To grow in knowledge in my job.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

That it’s okay to slow down.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Saving goals + health goals!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I am heading off to Byron Bay to spend Christmas with my family in the sun having fun drinking, eating and being merry!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Absolutely everything! Putting the Christmas tree up whilst Blasting Mariah Carey Christmas carols. Watching National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, giving presents and opening presents, drinking and eating enough food to feed a small nation.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

For a repeat of 2020… NOT!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Good things come to those who work their butts off and never give up.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Don’t expect any new year’s resolutions from me. I intend of staying the same sarcastic, foul mouthed delight you’ve all come to know and love.

 

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I am having an orphan’s Christmas with some close friends as our families are overseas. We plan on bringing a little bit of our own Christmas tradition together!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

It’s a time that brings people together. Especially after what this year has brought us.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

I hope we see a wonderful return to our lovely city!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

No matter how crazy the world is, we are the only thing we can control.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To begin my search to buy my first home!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

I’ll be spending as much time as possible with the friends and family we haven’t been able to see this year.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Watching young family members experiencing the magic of Christmas.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

More magic!

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Don’t take the small stuff for granted.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

TO FINISH MY CRAFT PROJECTS!

What are your Christmas plans this year?

Spending time with friends and family and eating A LOT of food.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

All the food of course!

What are you hoping for in 2021?

I am hoping for a less stressful year and hopefully more travel.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

To appreciate the people you have in your life and do things that you want to do because you don’t know when life will throw a spanner in the works!

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

To have a healthier lifestyle and go on more adventures.

What are your Christmas plans this year?

To spend time with family.

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?

Seeing all my family, and the food.

What are you hoping for in 2021?

For borders to open so I can travel.

What life lesson will you take from 2020 into 2021?

Freedom should never be taken for granted.

What’s your 2021 New Year’s Resolution?

Get back into the gym.