I can’t believe it’s already December 11th. Could anyone please tell me what happened to October and November? Once again, the Christmas month had taken me by surprise, and I’m way behind. If you came to my place, you would probably think that I don’t celebrate Christmas at all, because the only Christmas decoration I’ve managed to put up this year are three tiny elves. My husband calls me The Grinch, but I don’t hate (nor steal) Christmas, I just haven’t had the time. I did visit Tivoli in Copenhagen last month, but that memory kind of faded after I got back to sunny Dubai.
There’s still time, and after browsing through the other XOXO Collective bloggers’ archives, I’ve found a couple of posts, which will definitely get me in the Christmassy mood.
When I think of London around Christmas, I can’t help thinking of that Bridget Jones movie and the blue soup. Strange association, I know. Noemi moved to London a couple of months ago, and when I read her blog, I also want to move over there. On her blog, she is sharing all her suggestions on how to best experience Christmas in London.
C is for Christmas and C is for cookies. Julia spices up the recipe for traditional Austrian Vanillekipferl (vanilla Christmas cookies) with a dust of Japanese matcha powder. To me, matcha is a bit like bacon. You can add it to everything and it would be awesome, so I’m sure Julia’s cookies are super-tasty.
I grew up in Denmark, so to me, Danish Christmas is just business as usual, but to foreigners, I guess some of the things we do might seem a bit strange. Angela is from the Philippines, but she is married to a Dane, and on her blog, she shares her thoughts on Danish Christmas traditions. I couldn’t help smiling, while reading it:)
At XOXO Collective, we also did a christmas video for our YouTube channel: