The first weekend in December was a busy one here in London! On Saturday morning, I took E ice skating at Somerset House. She enjoyed it so much last year in Vienna, I wanted to take her again this Christmas season.
As I previously mentioned, with Christmas activities in London, you need to book well ahead, or else things sell out. But that means you run the risk of it pouring down rain the morning of your ice skating time slot, as it was this Saturday.
(I was going to title this “Kicking off Christmas,” but I realised that is a very American thing to say, as here “kicking off” means starting to throw a fit. So I revised to something that sounds a lot more British.)
This is our third Christmas season in London. Yes, Christmas, not holiday season; the holiday season here means summer vacation; and even though in general I find this a very tolerant melting pot of a city, Brits don’t seem to be concerned about religious political correctness surrounding Christmas the way Americans are, hence every public school child performs in a nativity play, and no one seems bothered by it. Continue reading
As in, this is where I’m going to attempt to cover the rest of the Christmassy stuff we did in London this month, and also right now I am enjoying my post-Christmas REST, after a super busy month.
A few days late, but a very happy Christmas to everyone! On Christmas Eve, we went to the 4 p.m. lessons and carols service at Westminster Abbey, which was really special.
It’s coming down to the wire now, have you got your Christmas shopping done? Thank goodness the Christmas catalogue from iconic London store Liberty arrived.
I’d really run out of ideas of the perfect gifts to give this year, but now I’ve got it under control. There’s truly something for everyone in here.