All posts tagged: Christmas

Stacked Christmas presents

Wrapping up Christmas

As Christmas Day is gone and Boxing Day is slowly ending as well, I can’t help but feel a bit smug. That’s the true spirit of the season, right? I’m only joking… about the spirit of Christmas, not the smugness! You see, I believe Christmas is probably my favourite time of the year. Scrap that, let’s say holiday of the year, because I really like summer. Usually I am in full Christmas mode from September, and I just can’t help it. This year I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit that much, and I haven’t gone to Oxford Street or Winter Wonderland, despite being off work since last Thursday. Even the carols on my Spotify Christmas list have been somewhat absent. I don’t normally like shopping either, but during this period I make an exception, because I like getting people presents. Last Friday I met my friend Sean and we went Christmas shopping to Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush. First thought I had was that it was busy, even though it was actually emptier than I had …

And we’re off…

On Wednesday, we had our company Christmas party. I think it’s safe to say it’s the event of the year we’re all looking forward to. This year, at last, the main theme was circus (dream circus, actually!) so I was very excited about it. To be honest, I didn’t really like the party this year. I am supposed to be one of the organisers, but this year a lot of things were taken out of our control by hiring a venue with a theme already in place, decorations and performers. I think I had expected a bit more, I don’t know. I decided to wear a black long shirt-dress for the evening, with my yellow high heels. Since I was self-conscious of the length of the dress, I needed to make sure everything was kept safely covered all night. I had a bit of an issue with a button coming undone and showing a little bit more cleavage than I wanted (a wardrobe malfunction I only notice when I caught my friend staring way below …

Photos from Christmas

I started the New Year in the best way I could: ill. It probably has something to do with the terrible weather we’re having in London these days, and also the fact that I hadn’t taken any vitamin C for the past couple of weeks. That, added to the high alcohol intake, has probably resulted in my immune system being a bit weak. Silver linings, and all that though… I’m indoors, keeping warm, which means that once it’s only a matter of a sore throat and all the headaches are gone, I could catch up with some photography I’ve done during the holidays, and post it and all that. Of course, it also meant that I missed what was supposed to be my first run of the year on Friday, and some shopping I wanted to do, but I’m keeping positive. I’ll see how I feel and maybe will go running tomorrow… Let’s cross some fingers! When I logged in today, I had a notification congratulating me in my 2 year anniversary since I first …