Tis the time of year. If you are able to ignore the drizzly rain, you can really believe this is a Christmas wonderland. This post is full of photos of the scenes around us these days.
The winter here so far has been unseasonably mild. That translates into a need to bundle up each morning only to be sweating to death later in the day. The Swiss are still in love with their Canada Goose jackets which defies all logic and sense. (Not to mention the abhorrent animal welfare reputation. Shame on them!) There is absolutely no need to own an Arctic-grade winter coat here. But they are EVERYWHERE this time of year. I get sweaty just being near them!
Each weekend is an opportunity to visit another amazing Christmas market where Glühwein flows freely and tacky knick-knacks know no bounds.
Colmar, France – a town, not far from us, that you’ve never heard of, greets bus loads of visitors this month because of their famous market. We hadn’t heard the rumor of the bus loads so we were blissfully unaware that our outing would be along with the entire population of western Europe.
It is awfully special to be able to step into a Christmas story-book. We do our best to not take any of these moments for granted.
Accordion music is my most favourite. It is the perfect soundtrack to our meandering.
Hoping you are finding Christmas scenes to warm your heart where ever you are too.