Countdown to Christmas #3

oh my loves, its finally December. the best month of the year. I can’t quite fathom it yet as the year just flew by but I’m also beyond excited. I can’t wait for all the festive fun ahead of me and since my flat already looks like the home of Santa and it truly makes me so very happy, I feel like I can fully enjoy it now that its December. the older you get the busier December gets. when I was a kid, all I did was dive deep into the Christmas excitement and my parents truly supported that. with DIY sessions, baking, long wintery walks, a very beautifully decorated home and all in all a very Christmassy feel, I always have the need to carry that into my own home and adult life despite still celebrating with my parents. due to me being off work from the 17th onwards, I hope there’s more time to just enjoy the festive moments.
what I did
prepare my flat fully for Christmas and turning the lights on. I always have my balcony and living room windows decorated with fairy lights and its tradition here to not turn them on before the last Sunday before the first advent. there’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and seeing my windows being lit up and looking so beautiful. spying on other peoples window and general house decorations are one of my favourite things about this time of year. I also went to two Christmas markets in two different towns this weekend to kick off December. we traveled to celle in Germany for some family things and their Christmas market was just insanely beautiful and I also went to my local one in Berlin and it made me feel so festive.
what I want to do next week
work will be really busy next week but it’s st. Nicholas day on the 6th and as a family, we are going to a festive afternoon tea in a very beautiful café. its located in a greenhouse complex in a big garden and I can’t wait.  

festive treat of the week
poffertjes with nutella from the christmas market as well as roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. perfection.
festive song of the week
melanie thornton – wonderful dream

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