Days are getting shorter and more hectic and sunrises are getting more vivid. In the morning I struggle to get out of bed, I make cocoons out of the blanket and dream of sleeping in and spending hours in front of a fire with a hot chocolate. The smell of gingerbread latte is becoming slightly nauseating and the anxiety of the last days before Christmas is setting in.
Tomorrow night I will be flying to Belgium to spend Christmas with my husband's family. Now I am frantically ticking off things from my to do list; that encapsulates anything from work, to manicures, to last minute gifts.
The past two weeks involved: running around Hong Kong taking photos for a city guide project, working in the office like an octopus on steroids, trying to buy presents, while surviving on ginger sugar-cane cubes, pu-Er tea and sourdough bread. I have no time to breathe. Everyone has this urge to catch up before Christmas, as if you are some sort of to-do list item that must be crossed out. Festive Hong Kong is running on adrenalin, which is exciting and exhausting at the same time.
I am living in my Carin Wester jumper, sleeping in a Zara onesie, drinking ginger tea or hot chocolate, day dreaming about far away travels, craving cherry cakes from cafe LOISL, buying perfumes and cute gifts in Konzepp.
P/s we didn't buy a Christmas tree this year, first because we were too busy, then because we decided it made no sense to buy one, as we were going back to Europe, but I still decorated the flat with Christmas toys to keep with the festive spirit. I think I went a little overboard, but who cares :)
How is your last week before Christmas?
Happy Winter Solstice to my Chinese and Hong Kong readers!!!!