I’m usually an absolute Christmas fanatic but this year I’ve been feeling a little less festive than normal. I think it’s because friends and family are so central to Christmas but as I’m living abroad in a brand new city with a shortage of both it’s made the build-up to the festive season a little lacklustre. That sounds very bah-humbug’gy but it’s made me more determined to make Scotland feel more like home in the New Year and to stop living so much with one foot still in Ireland. Do any other ex-pats struggle with shaking off the homesickness?
Anyway above is a mixture of pics from both last Christmas and this Christmas so far to get me more in the festive spirit! I’ve got an afternoon of intensive present-wrapping ahead and lots of quality time with my family so that should ensure some festive overdosing to make up for lost time!
PS: According to the pic above, taken in Glasgow, hot ginger wine is a real favourite with us Irish. I’ve never heard of it… though it does sound like something I might indeed like!