How fast has this year gone by? December is only a few days away and that means the end of the year is already in sight! In the month December we look back on a year of hard work and it's the perfect occasion to treat ourself to some well deserved rest and maybe even a little present here and there. We're planning a Christmas shopping trip to London this year and since I'm horrible at spontanious shopping, I decided to make a wishlist of the items I want to buy on this trip. As you can see I'm not all about quantity. I only plan on getting a few well thought out gifts for myself. And in this case I definitely believe that less is more! Get what you absolutely love and will get great use out of. So here are the items on my wishlist!
1. Mulberry Tamara scarf
I'm pretty new to Mulberry but I know enough of the brand to know that they make great quality pieces. This scarf is gorgeous and will go with almost everything I have in my closet. It's also very timeless and for all seasons. So I know this will make a great investment and I will be loving it for years to come!
2. Le Pliage Longchamp
I've been really facinated by this bag. I have seen it one practicly everyone, but I never knew what bag it was. Now that I know the name of this bag and where to get it, I am dying to get one of my own! Since my diaper bag is pretty worn out, I think this will make a great replacement for it. But I also think this bag is way more versatile. This will also be great for traveling, shopping and even for taking it to work with me. I think I will absolutely love this bag and I'll be able to take it with me everywhere I go.
3. Jasper the Christmas Bear
How cute is this little guy? It's a seasonal bear from Harrods London and if anyone asks me I will probably insist that I'm getting it for my almost two year old. But in all honesty, I think this little guy will look absolutely lovely in our living room during the holidays.
So there you have it, my December wishlist! So, what does your December wishlist look like?
In two weeks from now we'll be celebration a typical local holiday. We celebrate the birthday of a Catholic bishop that comes to visit us with his helpers and brings gifts for all the children. He usually arrives by boat a couple of weeks in advance to get everyone in the right spirit for the actual holiday. This was today.
This is a holiday I grew up with and one that holds many dear memories to me. We always celebrated this holiday with the entire family and I remember feeling so excited and loved as a child. But it is also a harsh reminder that not everyone is still around to celebrate it with me this year. Especially my dad. He passed away before Charlotte was born and it hurt that he's not around to celebrate the holidays with us. But I do know I am very blessed that Charlotte is here and that I can share this holiday with her and make new memories with our little family. I love her so much and I'm so incredibly thankful fthat I am able to share this with her.
Charlotte found a great viewing point on daddies shoulders. She got really excited about all the dancing and the music as the parade passed by. It was very crowded in the streets, but she handled the event like a pro. She even recieved candy from of the helpers. So she was just chilling and stuffing away her sweets. She had a great time, so that automatically means we all had a great time.
After standing outside in the cold for a while we decided to head indoors for a warm cup of coffee. There were alot of kids there, so it was impossible to keep Charlotte at our table. She went off playing with the other children and got treated to some spiced biscuits and candy by yet another helper. She got so excited about it that she ran back to our table to show us what she just got.
Yes, she was really excited about getting candy from a stranger... we'll probably need to do something about that in the future. But not now, not yet. We're just enjoying the festivities and love being able to share this with our precious little angel. Do you have any special local traditions?
But eventhough the weather was good, you can definitely tell winter is near. And when you've been out in chilly weather all day, there is no better way to warm up again than with a nice hot cup of coffee. In this case one with cinnamon syrup and whipped cream...yum!