And just like that, December is here!
Despite all the problems and COVID-19 situation, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone.
When I was a kid, December was a very exciting month.
Beside the Santa Clause that used to bring me the Christmas tree and the gifts under it, but only if I’ve behaved all year round (luckily he came regardless of it 🤪), December meant also lots of sleighing and plays in the snow with my friends.
December was a magical month.
Growing up it became just a month like all the other winter months. No more snow, just dark cold and wet days.
For the last 8 years I’ve spent most of the Christmases in Singapore at 30 degrees C, adios Christmas magic.
Well, at least I still have my childhood winter sweet memories.
Now, I’ll just wait for some days off work, I’ll watch some classic Christmas movies and I’ll enjoy a cold beer on the beach 🏝
Happy new month 🍾🍾
Thank you! Same to you! Have a lovely December!
You’re welcome 💖
You’re welcome 💖💖
Happy new month. I too love December.
Thank you! Have a wonderful December! Enjoy it!
Have you put your tree up this year? My husband does ours on Thansgiving day. We decorate together, it’s our litle tradition. What traditions do you carry over to Singapore?
No, we did not do the tree yet….honestly I don’t know if to do it or not…from when we’re here we did it a few times but really can’t feel Christmas at all…🤪
The only tradition we still keep here is the lunch with friends which this year will be very reduced…cooking and enjoying a good time with friends…that’s pretty much it!
Maybe you need the spirit more than ever this year. It is sadi many people are buying and putting up trees much earlier to help brighten their spirit. You can make one of your grandmas favorite dish or desert! I would love to have her cookbook. But she cooks everything from scratch and that’s is a lot of work, as you show on the site. Have a great day.
We’ll see…maybe in the end we’ll take out our Christmas tree 🎄 😉
Yes, my grandma used to cook everything from scratch….actually she did not know other ways of cooking 😃 and it was always super delicious! I’ll try to enjoy some cooking during my week off from work 😉
Wish you a wonderful day!
Have you thought about publishing your gramdma’s cookook?
No, I never thought about it…even because currently it is at home at my dad…but I can ask to send it to me 😉 That will be great! Who knows what other wonders I can find in it 😉 Thank you ☺️
Many a great secrets! My granny kept all types of things in her cookbook.
Their secret ingredients 😉
other goodies like death announcements, bday cards, all types of strange things
Hahaha…it was like a journal of events 😍😉
yes, and I have my grannies and her mother’s
That’s a treasure ☺️
Christmas used to be
a magical time
in the 40s and 50s
all around me
glorious to be seen.
But not so today!
the best time
of the year
more and more
end of year
I see I’m not alone in not feeling Christmas’s magic…🎄
But still we can enjoy some good food and have a good time 😉
That we can!
Happy December! Looking forward to a New Year free from Covid.
Thank you Megala! Let’s hope this Covid situation will end soon! Have a wonderful and happy December as well!
You and me are completely flipped. I grow up with 30C Christmas and is now enjoying cold December. ANd white ones too when we’re up in the north.
I’m wishing you a wonderful month as well dear Ribby! <3
hahaha….yep…totally flipped 🤪
Well, at least we know how are both 😉
Have a wonderful and happy December dear Jess!
Pinch and a punch first day of the month – no returns Ribana and to make that day, this day, the first day start with some zap twizzles and razzle – here’s some music for you Madam Guest Star 🙂
Good morning Rory and thank you very much! I’m honoured as always!
“naughty delights and deliciousness in very unique ways” 😉 always the perfect words 😉 Thank you very much! Very appreciated!
The perfect music for my way back home 😉 Thank you!
Brilliant, glad to have made your day and evening journey too 🙂
I can’t believe how slow this year has gone. December means snow and I’m still on crutches. Grrrrrr.
Now tell me, what are the temperatures there now?
Crutches? I think I’ve missed something 😖
Here right now are 32 degrees C and is almost 6pm….today was really hot ☀️ 🥵
Oh yes. I’ve been on crutches since June – ligament rupture, bone bruise/inflammation. Don’t ask me what my summer was like. It’s been pretty prison-like.
(Lucky you, we’re already in the -)
Oh my….I’m very sorry and I hope you’ll get better soon! Now maybe is just the time to take it slow and easy!
Have a great December 2020. It is not like the normal years.
Yet, we still can look to some festive times.
That X-mas Tree looks so huge and marvelous!
Thank you very much! Yes, we still can have some good time and delicious food 😉😋
Singapore is full of amazing Christmas trees, shopping malls are all festive, we just need a little bit of snow ❄️ 😉
Christmas must be my favorite time of the year. I love all the decorations, sparkles, good food, presents, Christmas Markets, simply all of it. But I think it would be hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit with 30 degrees, too. How would I be able to drink mulled wine and mulled cider? 🙂
Hahaha…yep…definitely no mulled wine or mulled cider….not even hot chocolate 🤪
Christmas here is a good cold beer on the beach 🍻 😉
You are welcome
Happy first day of December, Ribana. Have a glorious December and a wonderful holiday season. Aiva xxx
Thank you very much Aiva! Wish you a wonderful and happy December too!
December is OK. Christmas is the magic highlight
I’m glad you’re still living a magic Christmas Derrick! That’s wonderful!
Not feeling it this year. First time in my life I’m not putting up a tree. Everything is too flat and we can’t get together. No shopping, lunches, get-togethers. Pretty much nothing. So just skipping it.
Definitely is a difficult year! Tree or not, at leats we can have some good time in the kitchen and delicious food 😉😋
Oh these beautiful gif that brought shine smile on my face 🤣😂 happy december Ribana✨🤗
Thank you Simon! I’m really glad I could make you smile 😀
Have a lovely and happy December Simon!
love Christmas! Happy December!
Happy December! Have a wonderful month 😉
I’ve always loved December cause I love Christmas. but I’ve always wished that it could be moved to January, because there’s not enough time between it and Thanksgiving! (Here in the US) so it always ends up as a blur, no matter how I try to take it day to day! Happy December!
Two big celebrations 🤩
Yeah, maybe would not be bad to have Christmas in January 🎄 😉
Have a lovely month and enjoy it day by day!
A week abo I actually considered not putting up a tree this year. But I did not stick to that and the tree went up Saturday. We had a magical snow storm last night. The world looks beautiful dressed in white. This Christmas we will not be doing our usual breakfast for friends and family and the big turkey dinner for family. It will just be my husband and me. And that’s ok. Our son and his fiancé are in London and are not going anywhere. Our daughter and her family are two hours from here but we don’t want to go to them and be the spreaders of Covid. So we will do WhatsApp Videos and raise glasses to our family in absentia. 🎄
I’m still considering if to put up the tree or not…🎄 After so many years living overseas, we’re used to be just two of us for Christmas so that’s not a big issue….the only problem is that with 30 degrees C outside cannot feel at all any Christmas magic 🤪
The world is beautiful dresses in white indeed! That’s magical ❄️ 😍
Enjoy it Anne! I’m sure we still can have some good time despite everything 😉
Growing up in Ireland I rarely had a white Christmas. This year I’m in the south of Germany and there is snow in abundance. Most of my family are still in Ireland but I can’t travel with current restrictions so I have my white Christmas but no family (apart from my fiancée) to celebrate with. The irony is cruel!
Having a white Christmas is magical ❄️ ⛄️
Celebrating Christmas with your half is always wonderful 💕
Enjoy it! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time🎄
Absolutely, thank you 😊
Love December! So excited! 🎄
I’m glad you like it! Have a wonderful and happy December!
I hope this December is just as magical! I’ve always felt the same way, especially as a little girl. I love that feeling!
That’s great! Have a magical December Michelle!
Not feeling it this year as I won’t be with my family.
Wishing you a wonderful December.
It will be a different Christmas for sure but we still can enjoy some good time and good food 😉 Happy December and happy holidays!🎄
Merry Christmas 🎅🎄
Merry Christmas to you too 🎄 And happy blog anniversary ☺️