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Miscellany of Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Switzerland is nothing if not serious about seasonal decorating. Christmas is one of the few holidays I’m not a total hater about*, so I’m especially psyched to be here right now. The population of Davos is only about 11,000 people, but every shop, supermarket and town square is full of Christmas trees, decorations, poinsettias, LED light up animals and the most incredible variety of advent calendars I’ve ever seen (we got magnificent Kinder ones which made every day between the 1st and 25th of December An Event in itself**).

Hope the holidays have been jolly for you too, wherever you are in the world!

* understatement – Crimbo rules and Valentine’s/Halloween etc drools, imo.
** Yeah, I’m 26 years old. No shame.

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I bought one of these totally healthy poinsettias and killed it within just a couple of days, which might be a new personal best for me.

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Adorable little pinecone dudes!

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This is what a low crime rate looks like – at night they just leave the christmas trees outside and presumably no-one steals them??? Unimaginable at my local branch of Morrisons tbh.

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Everyone goes all out with outdoor fairy lights so the dark early afternoons aren’t even depressing, just chocolate-box beautiful.

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Lovely, lovely Davos.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012

Happy Everything

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Happy New Year! I hope the holidays have been good to you, whichever ones you celebrate. I spent Christmas at my parents’ house as usual and New Year’s Eve on the sofa in Davos Switzerland, while fireworks went off for three solid hours outside. Picturesque yes, but kind of loud! What a grandma.

Since I’ve been in Switzerland I’m mostly using my iphone for photos (too scared about getting snow in my X100), so my instagram has been pretty active lately. My username is krisatomic over there, as per.