Friday, November 19, 2010

a hint of the christmas spirit

today it snowed. actually, more correctly, it slushed. but somehow that was ok.  i have a new christmas cookbook - jul by camilla plum, a rather earthy danish t.v. cook (she's NO nigella, i can tell you). she's earthy, but inspiring, because she's very, very real. there's no hygiene pretense for the sake of the camera. but she writes very well, so i'm enjoying the cookbook. i also ran onto these fabulous glass amanita and acorn ornaments, at the grocery store, of all places.  and with a few candles, i felt the first real hints of the christmas spirit in the air around here.


and it's a good thing, because tomorrow, sabin and i leave for manila, where the christmas spirit and christmas music and christmas lights are EVERYWHERE, so whether we like it or not, we will be christmas spirited. i think we're gonna love it.

greenbelt 3 - makati
catch you on sunday from a lovely 30°C manila.  and yes, that is the second time this month. and yes, other than the 12-hour flight, i'm really quite pleased...

5 comments:

Char said...

i have those acorn ornaments - gotta love pier one.

have a great trip!

Elizabeth said...

I will be thinking of you when I'm on my bike with the snow blowing in my face.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Isn't it amazing how candle light makes everything look a little better :-) Beautiful photo.
Have a great trip! jj

Sammi said...

Ah! I hope you and Sabin have an awesome time in Manila.

Lecia tweeted that they've had snow in Seattle yesterday.. It sure is winter! It is definitely winter here, because the coca cola advert was on telly last Saturday. That is when Christmas has arrived.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

nice to bring the holidays in a little at a time, and funny how when everything is put away, there is always a few things left behind, isn't there.