Friday, 27 December 2013

shitty christmas

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That would be shitty in the Catalan sense of course. I've gone on at length in past years about the Catalan "Caga Tió" tradition of feeding a log, and then hitting it so it shits presents, but this year Víctor and I organized a Caga Tió party to initiate our foreign friends (and some gate-crashing Catalans) into the tradition.

Otherwise, it's been a home-made sort of Christmas, which suits me perfectly. I bought a little Christmas tree at the cathedral market and staggered home with it, and we made paper ornaments, and also a paper Happy New Year sign for the front hall. My sister and I had TWO all-day baking Sundays to stock my freezer with a dizzying amount of traditional family goodies (sugar cookies, rum logs, truffles, magic squares, shortbread, gingerbread, birdsnests)and Víctor drew a delightful Christmas window for us.

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Anyway, I have been failing on blogging lately, which hasn't been due to lack of interest, but lack of internet (we made an executive decision that we get more done and have more fun without its evil influence at home) but I REALLY intend to be back before the new year with a Year in Review, and perhaps even and outfit (I KNOW!)

Happy Post-binge detox day, meanwhile!


ana said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! I love your blog and hope you write and post more beautiful pictures of places you visit and outfits you wear... hugs from Mexico!!!

Isabella said...

I love all of this Christmas quirk and charm!

I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say it's one of my favorites I've ever seen! I look forward to reading more in the new year :)

Isabella - another wandering 20-something, paused for the moment in Helsinki, with lifelong dreams of Barcelona <3

Kezzie said...

Happy Christmas dear Emily!!! Post more please, I miss you!

Monique said...

Merry Christmas lady, you guys are hilarious. Glad you've been enjoying he holidays. Josh uses this app Freedom for Mac which prevents him from using the internet for a specific amount of time of his choosing. Anyhow, cheers to 2014!

Penny said...

hand-made ornaments are the best! I am so sad about packing everything christmas-related this week!
Happy new year :)