Once a year I get a terrible craving.
For green and pink electric lights, terribly tasteless Christmas tree decorations, the smell of woodfire smoke, drunk men (and ladies) and oh, that horrible german traditional music? Once a year I need my dose.
No Christmas without a Christmas Market in Germany.
Sausage with ketchup, red candy apples, grapes and strawberries (in December!) covered in chocolate, perfectly ugly cute stuffed animals, 'funny' gloves, hats and socks you don't wish upon your worst enemy... To all of this add a good dose of cold weather that makes your hands and feet fall off after ten minutes outside... and my Advent is a good one.
A dollop of mayonnaise with a couple of french fries
plus two or three cups of mulled wine that would kill a diabetic instantly...
and I feel much improved.
Jorun, my 'old' blog friend, you won yesterday's Advent gift. As I said, I'm much in favor of traditions.
Would you write me an email and tell me your new address, please?
For everyone who's new to the Lineanongrata blog: We have an ongoing celebration of Advent until the 24th of December. Every day one of you readers wins a small gift. If you'd like to participate, just leave a comment on each post until the 24th of December and you'll automatically enter the draw.