Saturday, December 24, 2011
It's just turned midnight here, which means it's officially Christmas eve! I shouldn't be surprised, but it seems like it's snuck up on me again! We have a full house of Aussie friends and family here in Madrid for Christmas. There won't be any snow this year (devastated!), but it's cold and we're enjoying the northern hemisphere approach to the season's festivities. In Spain, there's not much Santa Claus - it's all about the nativity. Instead of "merry christmas", Spaniards say "feliz navidad", which literally translates to "happy nativity". Christmas day is similar to the way we celebrate, but no gifts are given. That is done on 6 January when the three wise men apparently came to give gifts to Jesus. We can't wait that long - we'll be doing gifts in Christmas day! Our letter to Santa this year included instructions about how to find us in Spain - just to be sure (this was very important to Little Mister Yardage).
Thanks to everyone who reads this blog - for your support, comments and enthusiasm about Yardage Design and my own little adventures this year while living in Spain. I really cannot tell you what a sanity saver this blog has been for me at times! We're going home for a few weeks in January, but we'll be returning to Spain after that, so the adventures will continue. I'm looking forward to some new challenges and projects next year - both for me and for Yardage Design.
Wishing all of you a very happy, safe, hassle-free and fun christmas break. Best wishes for a very creative 2012!