London, as usual, has hit the ball out of the park in terms of every street being filled with decorations, lights and trees. Even the normally scungy back alleyways are sprinkled with a little Christmas lovin’ this time of year, which is so lovely to see. You can’t escape twinkly lights and Christmas vibes in this place and it’s the best!
I’ve enjoyed a few Christmas markets and had my fair share of Christmas themed coffees at Starbucks, not to mention the hilarious and oddly competitive ‘Christmas Desk Decorating Competition’ my office held a few days ago. But with a recent bout of homesickness, (my first taste of it since we moved here a year and a half ago! Homesickness sucks!!) combined with the recent horrific events in my home city, Sydney, it’s not quite as easy as it normally is to enjoy this period of the year this time around when so far away from our loved ones and friends. We recently pulled our few little bits and pieces of decorations from home out of ‘storage’ (nb: our wardrobe…) and have placed them around the house, plus we have a lovely friend coming over for Christmas dinner with us, so hopefully the spirit will be reignited any moment now!
In honour of one week to go, here’s a little video of me, my sister and my godsister/life-long friend and musical soulmate Laura, singing Oh Holy Night a couple of years back.
Nothing gets me in Christmas spirit quite like harmonising to my all-time favourite carol sung by two of my fave people: