Christmas!! Counting down the days for Christmas. Ooops, I think I have already said that. I cannot contain my excitement. Even so, there are many people who find it really hard to enjoy the holiday season for various reasons.
To cater for their needs, there are a variety of blog posts and other articles available to help. This is how I try and forget problems and enjoy Christmas in London, by not missing any treats that the Christmas season offers! What do you do to forget the negative aspects of life? Some of my faves below.
- Meeting friends.
That´s it, as if they were long lost or something. I just love it when friends and acquaintances re-appear. In London, I have learnt that people come and go really quick. Or, maybe, they just disappear for lack of money, they are busy, etc.
- Christmas markets.
This is one of my favourite treats of the season. There is certain warmth in all those stalls selling sweets, sausages and small presents – and a huge smile in visitors´ faces!
There are special concerts and mini festivals this season. Just like Xfm´s Winter Wonderland.
- Christmas Carols
Choirs often offer charity performances this time of the year. Churches around ondon, like St Martin-in-the-Fields, and St Paul´s Cathedral offer excellent performances.
- Mince pies
This is one of the British Christmas delis. They are small, but really filling.
- Mulled wine
This is not strictly a Bristish deli, as it can be found in Central European countries. It usually is a combination of hot wine and species that can warm anyone within seconds!
- Ice skating!
Well, I actually take the pics when I join friends on the ice rink. There loads in London, like the one in Somerset House or the one near the V&A. They some times offer disco nights too.
- A little bit of exercise.
An expensive gym membership does not have to get in the way of good exercising. Just a walk anywhere in London, Christmas markets, etc, can do the trick.
I know, I know! We have seen them so many times. But, somehow I feel that there is no Christmas without Mary Poppins or Miracle on 34th Street. Cheesy-good stuff.
Hard as it might seem to be, it is important to remember that forcing ourselves to enjoy Christmas is not a good idea. There are so many treats around that it´ll come effortlessly.
Happy holiday season!