Much to my own surprise, this last week before the Holidays proved to be one long mad dash and I am definitely NOT the Christmas type, we ceased gifts ages ago, I never decorated my apartment ever, and along with my divorce more than a decade ago I shed my cooking and baking tools and haven't missed them since. But on to the presence:
Every year the department I work for holds a huge End of the Year Party - mind you we count three hundred plus bodies, so this is a huge event per se. And we all have one thing in common - we just LOVE dancing, we rather have water and bread for dinner than skip a DJ. I do not go every year but this year I enlisted and what a great evening we had. I am never sitting with my own little team but with friends and colleagues I else rarely get the opportunity to spend time with - we had such a great time.
see all those empty chairs? All of them are up on the dance floor!!!
And look how beautiful our city has decorated the bridges over the Rhine for Christmas:
On Friday I went with a bunch of friends to Freiburg in Germany for a pre-Christmas shopping spree. I have no idea how many miles we walked but while on our way TO Freiburg the train compartment was filled with our chatter, it was remarkably quiet on the way back and all of us tried to find a way to put our feet up - LOL, not to mention the hassle we had to stuff all the bags someplace!!!
It is now more than one and a half years ago I last bought some clothes - I wanted to find out how long I can go without any new stuff. Next to the bags and cardigans I bought in Amsterdam this last Friday was the first time I actually bought some clothes for me and since many of the places already offered 30 % to 50 % sale, I took a mad dive and stocked up my by now frankly a bit worn and used wardrobe. Below are pictures of three of my new purchases along with polishes from the most awesome Christmas box I received from my sister in polish Pri from Brazil, Pri, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity, friendship and being here for me any day, any time - oh I got too spoiled this Season:
So having be out and about every other day, there was a member in my household who was less than thrilled at the disrupted routine, not to mention that Nell had to endure his yearly visit with the vet (he is healthy and fit from fang to claw)
So this was my week before Christmas - I hope yours was as colorful and beautiful as mine - have a lovely day!!!