Posts Tagged ‘Davos’

Snow globe Davos

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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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.

Through the woods

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Walking to the supermarket, via brief detours to scale mountains quite steep hills and get all manner of splinters embedded in our hands. Converse are definitely not the shoes for impromptu hiking, I’ll tell you that. On the plus side, we did just watch all of the Lord Of The Rings extended edition (11 hours and 23 minutes!!!) back to back, so at least there were many jokes about how journeying to Mordor was a piece of cake compared to this etc etc.