It’s December and Advent is upon us. This year has flown by. Lots of change and lots of new adventures. I can’t believe it is soon over. In the interests in getting friendly with my camera and creativity again, I have decided to post a picture a day for advent up here. I made this decision and then yesterday (the first of December) I completely forgot to take any pictures! I did however get some snaps on my phone (a very old HTC, so nothing groundbreaking). A challenge is a challenge and the best camera you own is the one that you have with you. So here goes:
1st December: Mountain biking in the snow
A hobby I have picked up this year. After our Basel Badgers festive brunch we joined with some other bikers and climbed up a big hill into the snow and then back down again. We were out for a good 3 hours or so and my toes were frozen by the time I got home. Great fun!
2nd December: Pink Christmas Tree
Yes, we have a pink Christmas tree! Not very big, but brightens the room! There are some self made ornaments on there too (not this one though!).
3rd December: Tour underneath Basel with my agency
It was a really excellent night! Really nice to catch up with people I haven’t seen for a while and make some new acquaintances. Basel is very clean underground and coming out by the Mittlebrukke at night was pretty special too.
4th December: Irish Musicians
I took some photos of an Irish Session band tonight. They play in The Nelson pub in town every other Wednesday evening. You should definitely check it out, it was an awesome evening – a good craic!
5th December: Lava Lamp
Maia came home with hand written instructions on how to make a lava lamp. It was a successful experiment.
Food colouring (we used green, but red would probably be better)
6th December: Gratiiman Breakfast
7th December: Angel Market
The Ängelimärt in Allschwil. Once a year, if the little kids dress up as Angels they get gifts from the stalls.
It’s also a bit of a tradition here to have Harley riding Santas. This is the first time I have seen them, so I can’t resist adding this in too!
8th December: Roast dinner with family
The dinner was yummy and the company was warming. This is Maia at the train station waiting for a train on the way home:
9th December: Meeting a new little lady
Very good friends of mine finally welcomed a very special little girl into the world. I’ve been anticipating this arrival with excitement for some time. Newborn snuggles are the best! Well done guys, she’s beautiful. Love you all! x
10th December: More baby
This time with me in it! I couldn’t stay away, so went back for another visit after work. You can see the remnants of my purple hair from dressing up as an Evil Minion for the work end of year party!