Christmas Spirit

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:


    • says

      Hooray, hope it instilled a little bit of Christmas spirit in you too! Not that you need it, you are totally doing Christmas ‘right’ this year!

  1. says

    Hello Jamima. Wish you a very blessed & joyous Christmas season and a very prosperous & Chrit centred New year. I am glad to know you thorugh your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your postand go hrough your post on “Christmas Spirit”.Well I am inthe Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai, India a city with great contrast where richeest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage youing people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai amongst poorest of poor.during their vaation time. We would love to have you come with your sister and life long friend to come to Mumbai during your vacation time to work with us. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God’s richest blessings on you.

  2. says

    You girls are ridiculously talented! For Halloween a few years ago my friends and I decided to go as Santa’s reindeer. Instead of saying trick-or-treat, people made us sing them carols for candy! We weren’t nearly as talented as you girls (like, at all haha) but anything for candy, right? Anyways, hope your Christmas was merry, and happy New Year! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • says

      Haha thank you so much! Ummm….. That sounds like it was ABSOLUTELY worth it. Singing for candy? Sure! Sounds good to me. Hope you also have had a fantastic merry season Audrey 🙂 x

    • says

      Thank you so much Miranda! I did indeed – it was quiet, but lovely! Will be checking out your blog in the coming days as I savour a few more sleep ins before work hits again! Thanks for checking out my blog.

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