December. It’s the month to look forward to Christmas, enjoy time with your family and friends, wind down and be as cosy as you possibly can. Unless you are a student. In that case, December is filled with deadlines and exams. Oh, the fun we have. Because we all love a good list (I for sure do), I thought I would take one of these “10 things to do before Christmas” and give it a little twist… Student-edition, if you want. Enjoy!
- Have an advent calendar to count down.
Or, if you have a chocolate advent calendar, eat it all on day three when you are having a mental breakdown at 2am, thinking about all the things that needs to be done before Christmas.
- Go Christmas shopping.
Ha. Haha. With what money? You are a student, remember? (On that note, I know that presents don’t have to be expensive. It’s all for the fun, ok?)
- Visit a Christmas market.
Go straight to the stall with the mulled wine. Try and drown your sorrow in this sweet, way too hot drink. Try (and fail) to not burn your tongue.
- Build a snowman.
Yeah, like white Christmas is still a thing (at least not where I live) Thanks global warming! But because this is supposed to be about student-life: do you think I have time to build a snowman??
- Bake Cookies.
Or buy dough and eat it straight from the packaging. That counts as dinner, right?
- Snuggle on the couch.
With your laptop, three books, and a massive pile of unorganised papers. And at least a hundred post-it notes. It’s going to be romantic, I swear.
- Go ice skating.
Fall over and lay there on the cold ground, questioning the meaning of life.
- Make Christmas Morning Brunch.
Now that idea I like. Food is always a good idea. Your brain needs fuel!
- Buy a new Christmas sweater.
Wear it as much as possible. You will at least look festive and the bright colours might distract from the fifty shades of dark circles under your eyes.
- Celebrate Christmas with you family.
I’m sure they would be happy to quickly proof-read your 20-page long paper that you need to hand in after Christmas. They can do it before opening their presents. Let them feel your pain by complaining as much as you can.
As you can hopefully tell, this isn’t supposed to be serious. I know that December is a stressful month for a lot of people, not only students. But a little laughter might make it slightly better.
Merry Christmas Eve to all you lovely people out there!
I hope you are already celebrating, spend time with people and eat lots and lots of good food – I know that’s what I did today!
This evening is not a time to read blog posts that are the length of a short novel so I’m going to leave you with a picture of our Christmas tree. It doesn’t get more festive than that, right?
One benefit that comes with having a blogging-buddy who’s also your buddy in real life is the fact that when it comes to Christmas, you get to exchange presents and then blog about it because on the internet, that’s a totally legit thing.
Woah guys, we’ve almost made it to Christmas! How are you all doing?
Yesterday was another blogmas-fail (I’m so sorry!) so I’m going to publish yesterday’s post today and we can all forget about the fact that I have missed four days of blogmas so far. But hey, these things happen.
Here in Switzerland, we celebrate on Christmas eve. The candles on the Christmas tree are burning, we eat delicious food and that’s also when we get our presents. When I was little, me and my siblings used to – like a lot of children – get toys for Christmas. I also got given quite a lot of books if I remember correctly. We usually wouldn’t start playing with our new toys straight away as there was still the Christmas dinner to be eaten and by the time the last piece of dessert was eaten, we were so tired that we just went to bed. Because of that, the morning after (so on the actual Christmas day) was always very special. We would wake up early, go down to the living room and give all our presents a proper second inspection. I remeber the feeling in the room, the smell from blown out candles and the tree still lingering in the air, wrapping paper all over the floor and a very peaceful, calm athmosphere.
This might not be a grand memory of something spectacular that happend but it’s one thing that I remember best and even today, on Christmas morning, when there’s that exact smell in the air, I get taken straight back to little Anna, looking through her books and playing with her toys.
sorry for the absence of the last few days! Let me give you a little run down of the events I was supposed to be blogging about on Friday and yesterday: Friday, Noemi and I went to see the new Star Wars movie (don’t worry, there are no bloopers in this post). I can’t really say that I’m a big Star Wars fan – before Friday, I hadn’t seen a whole film from start to finish – but I must say that I quite enjoyed it! I love going to the cinema anyway and the film was really good, even for someone who’s not that into it. Continue reading
Today’s blog post was supposed to be a winter outifit. Trith is: I spent the last two days in my pj’s and tracksuit bottoms. Yesterday, I didn’t even leave our flat and today I only went out in order to go grocery shopping. So instead of showing you artsy fashion pictures, I’m going to take a look at basically how much better Christmas is when you are a child.
I love advent calendars. I mean, you get a little surprise everyday and as someone who quite likes surprises, they are obviously totally my thing. As long as I can remember I’ve always had an advent calendar, sometimes even two. When we were younger, my siblings and had one together and each one of us got a little present on every third day. We always fought about who could be number three, as it was that person’s turn to open their little present on the 6th and on the 24th, so basically the two best days of advent. In adition to that, we sometimes had a calendar with lovely pictures behind each door. I still remember how excited we used to get when December came closer and how we used to sit on the stairs (where the advent calendar was) and try to figure out what was inside the little bags. Continue reading