Almost Christmas? – 8th December 2018

The Christmas tree is up and our Christmas stockings are out and there are already a few presents under the tree. I do love Christmas, though it does feel strange to have it in winter after growing up in the southern hemisphere and having Christmas in summer. Our newest addition to the Christmas tress decorations is this small Venetian mask – which we both loved and I feel does a good job of representing Venice. I really like our tree decorations now as they do all represent places we have been which is lovely and as we got to reminisce about the places we have been to together.

I loved Venice and it was hard to get back into the swing of things back here at home once we got back, especially as it has been wet, cold and grey for most of the past two weeks. Work has also been very busy, which sort of spoils the holiday feeling.

Back to France, today I met a friend for coffee and we then went to the local Christmas market, I was looking for stocking fillers for Pat, not a lot there really, but I did get a couple of items. Pat and I are only doing stocking filler gifts this year as we want to put our money towards travel next year. So far Amsterdam and Berlin are on the list – I would like to add Prague as Pat has never been and I’ve always wanted to go back. However, there are so many places I want to see and to do too many returns just seems a little silly, but when a place is amazing and a deeper exploration needed then one must return. But as all this travel costs money, things may have to wait a little while.

So for now, à bientôt, from our wonderful part of France – Delia

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