Getting into the spirit

Christmas is one of my favourite times. I love the baking (both making and eating), the eggnog, the smell of the tree, the gaudy and shiny decorations, the mistletoe, the cold noses, the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine...  Even more than Christmas itself I love the atmosphere leading up to the day.

Here in Melbourne, since I'm on the other side of the world, nothing at all seems like Christmas. The weather is getting hotter and hotter. I mean today is 29! (and it's 32 in Adelaide, where we are headed next week). There is barely any decorations up. No tree. No cozy factor at all. Instead of making mulled wine and letting that gorgeous smell fill the house, I'm drinking gin and tonics and hoping for more ice.

Since I'm not working I've lost track of the days. I see my friends at home putting up countdown days of work left. And I'm like "left until what?? Ohhhh Christmas break!"

I decided that I needed to do something to get me in the Christmas spirit. That something was cookies (it always is, really)

No cookie cutters makes for individual cookies!

Sometimes you make a really good attempt at decorating

Sometimes you spread leftover icing and  go to read a book

Today I am thankful for being able to live in a place where I can use the kitchen. I lived in a share house in London and I was afraid of all the people who lived there (10 of us total) and of the dirty kitchen. Here it's is beautiful, light, and I can bake!!


Style Journey said…
Way to get into the Christmas spirit! Your cookies look yummy and festive :)
laura said…
your cookies came out lovely, Danielle! I've always wondered how it would feel celebrating Christmas in summery weather!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights
oh no! i have often wondered what christmas was like in warmer just wouldnt be the same! :(

i am sending you many merry, pine-scented thoughts from the northlands!!! xoxo

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