I have to admit that I am in the mood this year, really in the mood for Christmas, despite the heat and the lack of snow and darkness. Not sure why. Maybe because the Christmas Pixies have made themselves at home here this year? They just appeared on an empty shelf one morning.
We also got a ‘real’ tree for Patrick’s father who has been in a nursing home for a few months now. We have been unable to visit him for 10 days for reasons outside our control – anyway, it will be lovely to see him on Monday and give him his mini tree which the girls decorated this morning.
So I don’t really like the idea of Lena going home. Sure, lovely to have only 3 kids in 3 schools, BUT I will certainly miss her dry humour and straight approach to life… and a bit of support for the German culture in our household. With her here, we were still in the minority, but at least we were 1/3 of the population… now I will be back to 1/5… We have a bit of a ‘bucket list’ before she goes home on Christmas Eve. Surfing lessons, Shopping sessions, Farewell parties with girlfriends, Farewell party with fellow sailors, sewing a red dress, watching so many more lovely Australian Movies! We watched Red Dog tonight… oh boy, it is sooo sad, but sooo wonderful.