Xmas ?

Where do the days disapear?
It is soon Xmas and as always – I feel
nothing. I don’t get the Xmas spirit when it is 26 degrees in the pool. I want snow and nightfall at 3pm.

This year I made an effort. I bought a tree…a plastic one. Big mistake! It’s super ugly and I feel even further away from Xmas. Every time I come into the living room I get a chock.


We decorated it yday and Vittorio managed to put all the Easter decorations in it as they where camping in the same box as the Xmas ones. Bright yellow chickens and feathers…

Next year the plastic tree will stay in the box and I will hunt the streets of Joburg for a real one!

After the deco we took a swim in the pool


Today it is raining so we probably do some ginger bread cookies. African ones – crocs, lions, giraffes. Even found a ginger bread house in the shape of a safari lodge.

I think the older V and A gets – I will feel the Xmas magic through them in a new way – by the pool with an ice cream in my hand. But I will always miss Sweden, the beautiful traditions like lightning the advent candles every Sunday morning before breakfast (in the dark), St Lucia on the 13th, advent calendar on TV, glögg, julmust, lussekatter, advent stars in every window …and real big beautiful Xmas tree!


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