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Preparing for Santa Claus

It is this time of the year again. When we rush into shops to get our christmas presents at the last minute. What a stress!

But hold on, isn’t there a simpler way? A more convinient one? One that does not involve running around like a madman?

Of course there is! All you need is to believe in Santa Claus, send your wish list to the north pole and then wait for him to drop by on Christmas Eve and deliver all the goodies.

Some people obviously do, like this chap here who illuminated a nice landing stip for Santa to land with his sleigh. Who ever you are, I envy you for not having lost your believes in wonders and miracle!

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It’s that time of the year!

It’s Christmas time!

Oh well, at least almost. And this means three things. Christmas shoping, Christmas markets and spiced wine. And so I only have one question for you:

What are you doing here at the computer? Shouldn’t you be out there, taking photos, hunt for presents and have that spiced wine giving you a warm fuzzy feeling in your belly?

Christmas lights

Ahh Christmas time. The sound of bells, pretty lights, White Christmas being played in the radio… Is there a better time in the year?

Not if you’re a kid. This is the time where you write down your wishlist and send it on it’s way to the north pole, so that Santa Claus knows what to push down the chimney. And you hope he get’s it right this year, as you really can’t remember having asked for that hand knitted pullover.

Not so much if you’re not a kid and you still haven’t done your christmas shopping yet. As you, you know it’s not Santa who gets all the presents, oh no. Santa does not have to go to town and fight with other parents over that last Playstation 4. That’s you. And you can hardly wait to start with christmas shopping.

And so I decided to help you. Just look at these Christmas lights. Aren’t they pretty? Don’t you want to go to town and look at them? And maybe get some nice, hot spiced tea? And while you’re there, why don’t you go into this lovely store and get those presents?

Just don’t knit another pullover for little Timmy. He… he really is not appreciating it.

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Winter is here

So here we are. No longer it can be denied. The days got grey, short and cold. Fog covered the sky in the morning and didn’t leave until the sun set. And yesterday it happened, just on the way home.

Snow.

For those of you living in the south, that’s the white fluffy stuff falling from the sky. Looks very pretty on pictures, isn’t that great where I live as it tends to turn into a wet, cold, muddy, slushy chaos.

And with Winter starting, it means Christmas is near and shopping frenzy is upon us. Last year, a big advertisement next to the place I live constantly reminded me what Christmas is about. Naw, it’s not love your neighbor, stupid!

It’s all about presents, presents, presents. And to dress up nicely under the christmas tree. As every year, we promise ourself to get the presents early, to stay away from Christmas shopping madness. This year we will be more clever.

Yeah, sure 🙂

Merry Christmas!

So it is this time of the year again. Time to get your Christmas presents ready. OK, today it is less of a problem than it used to be. A quick visit to Amazon, a few clicks and the presents will be delivered in time, right to your door. Hassle free. Easy shopping.

But isn’t something missing? Like… emotions? Christmas spirit? Well if you miss this, I have a solution for you. Just go to your local Christmas market once you did your online shopping. No matter how big or small it is, you will get into the spirit.

market. Shot on Kodak Trix-400 (35 mm Gelatin Silver)

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Just get some hot wine, eat some cookies and watch the people do their thing. And with a little bit of luck, it will even start to snow while you’re there. And then you’ll feel it. Promised.

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas to you all!

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