Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
This Christmas will be our very first one as a married couple, and we will be spending it just the 2 of us (and Meli) here in Lesvos. We wanted to make a trip to see V’s parents, but there was a small and unfortunate ship accident (involving an oil spill). And all the boat routes were cancelled until further notice.
So… we will begin our own traditions.
Today has been very relaxing, we slept in (until 8am) and then went for some grocery shopping, since everything will be closed the next few days. This afternoon we went for a long walk with Meli, the weather was delightfully in the low 70′s, and since Meli decided to play in the mud, she got a Christmas Eve bath! Tonight, we plan to make popcorn and/or hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie! Sounds pretty great considering we are miles apart from our friends and family who we wish we could be near.
As we were shopping this morning, we saw many eager kids racing from shop to shop, as if it were a competition. It brought a smile to my face to see children still caroling. I even saw quite a few of my students, here are a few of them below.
Vasilis picked me up from school one night last week and we drove past a shop that was entirely lit up with Christmas lights and decorations. I was so pleasantly surprised that I squealed and ask to stop and look. It hadn’t occurred to me before that we would be able to decorate for Christmas. I am not quite sure why not, probably because I assumed it would be too expensive and the selection would be too scarce. Anyway, I went the next morning to pick at least something out to make the house festive on a budget. Here is what I got: