It’s nowhere near as cold as it usually is and I actually prefer it. Sure the snow would have been pretty picturesque (plus things don’t stop functioning here), but I quite like feeling all my limbs thank you very much. I did pack for freezing temperatures though and wore a cosy parka (I knew I needed it after seeing it on Dunya at our Boden shoot), roll neck and jeans. I can tell this is going to be a bit of a dressed down few weeks. Due to the lack of parties, I had no need for glitzy dresses or shoes I can’t walk in. It’s saved me money but I can’t help feeling like a bit of a granny sometimes. If I could just have some more reasons to doll myself up in 2016, that’d be grand.
There’s nothing like a pre Christmas trip to Germany to get you into the festive spirit! Faced with non-existent work drinks and mismatched schedules with friends, I decided to make my own party and book a long weekend to see my family over in Wiesbaden. Beats having a hangover anyway! I’ve never visited at this time of year and it puts a certain overpriced London attraction to shame, every town has its own market and the Glühwein is plentiful at three Euros a pop. I’m definitely going to have to do another post on Wiesbaden at some point, I’ve been coming here for the past twenty years but it’s only now that I’m starting to appreciate the architecture in some parts of town. All of the decorations and festivities enhance everything even more, I’ve been eating Bratwurst every day and may even attempt some ice-skating (falling over is extremely likely).