Oh The Weather Outside...23.12.12

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Oh The Weather Outside...

Nothing fills me more with Christmas spirit than waking up to a fresh coating of snow. The thought of it excites me no end!!! Yesterday morning I wasn't disappointed! I woke up and went into the living room to find it was still dark.
A chilly layer of snow was covering the windows and letting no light in. I loved it! It made the Christmas tree lights feel even more magical.
The urge to wrap up with all things woolly and head out to the snowy park was way too strong. So after breakfast the coat and scarf went on and off I went with my camera to take some lovely frosty pictures.

It was bitterly cold!! My fingers were frozen as I wore no gloves so that I could work my camera. It was well worth braving the elements, the view of the park was stunning.
As I walked along the lake the ducks followed. I think it may have even been too cold for them to swim as they were much happier walking around the lake than swimming on it.
I love the sound of their "quacks". It really makes me laugh and there was a lot of "quacking" going on!

After my lovely trip to the park I returned home to finish decorating the Christmas tree (it was looking a tad bare). I just feel like time has been flying recently, but in a good way :-)
I recently had my lovely Mum and my Great Aunty (I call her Maggie Moon, but not sure why?!) come and visit for a while! What a fun filled Christmassy time we had!

We spent a lot of time in the city enjoying Hamburg's lovely Christmas markets! Drinking Gluhwein!

Eating yummy sausages!!!

and in general enjoying Hamburg at its best.....Christmas time.

Now Mum and Maggie Moon have returned back to England for Christmas and I'm finishing the touches and preparing for my Christmas here in Hamburg. That means finally putting the decorations on the Christmas tree and around the apartment!!
So after my walk in the park I came home hung some simple paper chains from the windows!

Placed the Christmas Wreath out to play.

Added baubles to the tree.

and other little ornaments.

and I'm finally done with Present buying!!! Which meant I had a spare half and hour to come share with you lovely people!!! I'm really looking forward to the Christmas days off from work. Writing this makes me realise how EXCITED I am!! I just have one more day at work, which means I need to get going or I'll be late!!!
I hope all of your Holiday preparations are on track!! Don't you just love this time of year?!!!
Happy Sunday!!!

This post was originally posted on 23rd December 2012.
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