Monday, 15 December 2008

Winter Things

I really enjoyed the last two days and today. It is pretty wintery at the moment, with low temperatures, and we had wonderful weather yesterday - just the right weather for a bike ride to the Christmas Market in Fürth.

Winter is nice when the air is cold and crisp, and I like the singing of the bicycle spike tires on the cold streets. Nights with spice cakes and chocolate and tea, maybe with some candles burning. Book buying binges (that I'm especially prone to in winter time). Strolling through a christmas market. Riding a sleigh down the small hill close to our home. Evenings in front of the fireplace. Roleplaying sessions in the warm room when it's cold outside. Snuggling up with a good book somewhere (the book buying binges come in here). Baking (and eating) cookies. Finding presents for friends and family that are utterly pleasant surprises. Visits at the spa where you can swim in the outdoor pool - the pool water all hot while the air is so cold that you think your nose will freeze off. Hot chocolate. Chick flicks and christmas-time movies (especially "3 Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel", the Czech version of Cinderella filmed in the 70s)... Winter Goodness.

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