22℃, flowers blossom and I’m out in a t-shirt: it’s almost Christmas!
Over the past weeks, more and more signs that the festive season is about to start have popped up everywhere you go. And no, I’m not talking about the Coca-Cola Christmas ad.
Streets, buildings and shop windows are ornamented, in some cases subtly, in others… not so subtly, but all create a wonderful Christmas buzz that never fails to light up my heart (jeez, that sounds kitschy).
To my delight Plaza Shopping Centre and Tigne Point, which have become something like my second home – not because of the shopping, but they have great WiFi! – are now open on Sundays, too, meaning I can hang around there 7 days a week. Seriously, the employees must think I’m unemployed and homeless!
So while I certainly miss the Christkindlmärkte in Vienna, Christmas time in Malta has it’s very own charm. And when I’m sitting outside in summer clothes, the sun on my face and the endless ocean right in front of me IN DECEMBER, I can’t believe that this country is even real!
Do you love Christmas as much as I do? Let me know what it’s like for you!
Side note to benglian: see? Nothing to complain about this time, is there? 😉