Thanks, Pip, for the fantastic list, and for just being generally awesome. I love your chatty, crafty and good blog, and am happy to have you in my life!
Making: decorations and e-flyers for our dance school's Christmas party. Paper snowflakes, anyone?
Cooking: barely anything! Too busy for anything special, but big plans for our traditional Christmas dinner next week. Can't wait for Roast Lamb and Rum Balls!
Drinking: hot soy milk Milo, with a shot of Baileys at night. It's impostor Milo from Singapore as I can't get real Aussie milo over here. Oh, and I paid €6,50 for the tin :-(
Reading: Dutch recipe magazines. Learning Dutch with my belly!
Wanting: My wonderful Australian GP. I'm having difficulties with the health care here, and the bureaucracy associated with it.Looking: At the skies, waiting for the first snow!
Playing: classic Christmas song playlists on YouTube. I just love Dean Martin's Let it Snow.
Deciding: on what to buy my Secret Santa recipients...
Wishing: all of you a Merry Christmas! Personally, I don't really have any wishes. I'm pretty bloody happy right now.
Enjoying: the Christmas build-up. It's not celebrated in my Dutchman's family or friendship circle (intact, December 25 is my mother-in-law's birthday), so I'm totally in control of how much Christmas I "do". So far I'm hosting three Christmas dinners (one for 13 people!), and co-planning a party for over 100. Loving it!
Waiting: For my Dutchman to finish work. Lots of late-night jobs in the festive season :-(
Liking: Genuinely Stoked Goats
Wondering: what is in the present already waiting for me under the tree.
Loving: my renewed interest in sewing and upcycling clothes. It's lovely to be so inspired again.
Pondering: how to rearrange our lounge room to make it feel fresh again. And if I can fit a table for 13 in here for our Christmas dinner...
Considering: What to do for New Years?
Watching: Elementary. Love this show!
Hoping: to take some time this winter to visit some of the amazing museums and galleries in my adopted city. I haven't been to nearly enough in my two years here.
Marvelling: at Lil Bub's great progress with her health. Don't know Lil Bub? Goodness! Get some cute NOW.
Needing: more hugs and chocolate as the days get shorter and the sun sits lower in the sky.
Smelling: fresh pine from our real Christmas tree, purchased and decorated this week.
Wearing: Layers. Lots and lots of layers :-/
Following: all of my friends on Facebook so that I don't miss their posts in my newsfeed. Silly Facebook updates choosing what I see!
Noticing: how many differences there really are between Dutch and Australian lifestyles. Although they look quite similar - and 'western' - on the surface, there are moments of real frustration in my expat life where I think, "They're so Dutch!" (see Wanting: my Aussie GP, above).
Knowing: that I'm loved, appreciated and supported.
Thinking: about goals for the New Year.
Admiring: my gorgeous friend Kate in her wedding dress, picked out last week!
Buying: Touch-screen gloves. Last winter I controlled my smartphone with my nose so I didn't have to take off my gloves...
Getting: cold. Time to put on another layer.
Bookmarking: Glossary of Dart Terminology. Random, but it's for an art project.
Opening: another tab on my internet browser. Eleven at the moment, all being used! Crazy.
Giggling: At the bookmark that I just saw my Dutchman has added - Vintagesaws.com. He's a bit obsessed with vintage hand tools at the moment, which is super cute. It's also really handy as he is always wanting to go to flea markets now!
Feeling: Content *sigh*
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