Even though Christmas is already pretty close, I don’t really realise. This is probably because it’s still warm here (warm enough to walk outside barefoot after the Christmas reception because my cute shoes were killing me, or to cycle to work in a t-shirt). I can’t think of any other reason because Christmas decorations are omnipresent here, as well as little quartets in the street singing Christmas carols. And palm trees with Christmas lights look cool, but just different…Anyway, there is snow nearby, the picture below is the view from my office with snowy mountains (far away, but still ;))