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1.12.2016 – A Hundred Summers Day

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Hello my beautiful friends and welcome to my first two days of Blogmas 2016! These are our family Christmas adventures through the month of December! Hope you enjoy!

December 1

Good morning! It’s 07.30′ in the morning. It is the first of December and as we are climbing down the stairs, the first thing the kids notice is the lit-up tree!

 

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Of course, the second thing that we do is open our Christmas advent calendars which they have been begging to open since the middle of November when we bought them! I usually wake up at 6.45 so as to have a cup of coffee by myself and then i wake up the kids at 07.15 so we can have plenty of time until we have to leave at 08.00. Then, it is time for the school run.

When i came back, i saw that the annual charm from Michalis Jewelry has come. The 2017 charm is a little golden boat which is really adorable. Basically because my husband and I purchased our wedding rings in 2004 from them, every December they send us a free small charm with their Christmas cards. I love them and i really anticipate them every year!

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Afterwards, it’s breakfast time and my time for work. In winter, for breakfast I usually have a big bowl of almond, honey and cinnamon porridge as i watch an episode of A Good Wife.

 

Porridge

Then, its time for work! I have a really lovely office with my own desk and everything but…i almost always work from my kitchen table. Because here in Greece our main course is lunch and we usually have a lighter dish for dinner, i do most of my cooking in the morning. Instead of going back and forth between my office and the kitchen, I’ve decided to just move my laptop to my kitchen for a few hours.

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The rest of the day is a blur. Lunch for the kids, homework, nap for the little one, afterschool activities and general mayhem. I was fortunate enough to have a little time for this.

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The Nespresso capsule that I’ve used is the Limited Edition Variations Sachertorte which is inspired by an Austrian chocolate cake with apricot jam, the Sachertorte. The book is A Year of Daily Joy. A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Every Day by Jennifer Louden.  It is a daily journal where everyday looks like this.

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DAY 2

 

Day 2 was a Friday and it was such a busy day! It started with me having highlights in my hair, a process that lasted 3 (!)  hours! Then, i had a million places that i had to go,  a parent-teacher meeting, generally activities that had to do with my kids school so i wasn’t able to document them. But I found out the time to start this book.

 

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams | Upcloseandbookish

Isn’t it a gorgeous cover? It is really a very engaging read. The way Beatriz Williams writes is so vivid you can almost taste the salt air!

 

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