Here’s a great idea for souvenirs with a purpose – collect Christmas decorations to remind you of your adventures. I’m looking at Christmas decorations from around the World and Christmas Decorations from the US.
Can’t afford to visit the Christmas markets in Europe? How about having a virtual vacation on your computer. The most spectacular wallpapers are available for free from Hybrid Works.
Awesome! I signed up Leonardo and Beckham and installed it on their Macs.
And that’s not really long enough to be a blog post, so check out this clip of Microwave Jingle Bells for Geeks:
We had a beautiful sunny Christmas day here yesterday (28 C). We ate lunch outside in our new shade pavilion (read: very budget white tent).
We didn’t have a BBQ but we did have pavlova. And that’s how we have a white Christmas in Australia.
Europe of course is a totally different matter. I would love to visit the Christmas markets and eat Christmas cake and mince pies while it is snowing outside. It’s not going to happen this trip because theme parks being open had a higher priority. Also many of the cheaper end options for accommodation actually shut up shop from September. This is different to the Down Under way of doing things where campsites remain open all year round. Not that I’d want to be camping when it was snowing either . Anyway, celebrating Christmas in Europe remains a dream for another time.
Just for future reference:
It’s a journey that’s inspired thousands of Christmas cards:
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah Territory – this was during Herod’s Kingship – a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgramage to worship him.
(From The Message)
You think you know the names of the three Wise men? Think again.
We haven’t even stayed here yet and we got this gorgeous Christmas email and video. I am so excited, it looks so fabulous! I should say, we are actually booked into the Tuscan hill town rather than the farm but I believe we get to go out to the farm for a pasta making class!