JOYEUX NOEL/BUON NATALE/FELIZ NAVIDAD/ΚΑΛΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΑ/MERRY CHRISTMAS
For the first time in years I am spending Christmas at home. Supposedly the middle of summer, but a decidedly grey, cold and rainy morning I was going through photos of Christmases past and stumbled upon these taken in December 2011 in London and Paris.
There is a real sense of Christmas in these cold climes. Trimmings, mulled wine, ice-skating and mince pies; these are the cities carols are written about.
But we do our best down here to translate White Christmas to Bright Christmas. Seafood lunches, barbies on the beach - the true meaning of the season exists despite the sweat patches. For me that is sharing the day with my small family and thinking how lucky I am to have them by my side this year.