Maybe almost every blogger take the opportunity to published a last christmassy post on christmas’ eve’s eve (or in my instance on christmas’ eve morning). So I do so either. But I don’t only want to share the recipe for these gluten free Linzer cookies. I also want to share with you some of my thoughts which I always have on my mind when a year comes to its end. When I review, it feels like this year was just crazy and even kind of weird sometimes. On personal and professional level I made huge steps, gained many new experiences, made new contacts, accepted and overcame new challenges. Furthermore I learned so much about myself as a woman and a mother. Of course it meant it wasn’t always easy, but all in all, I can say it was a good year for me.
When it comes to christmas you are lucky if you live in Germany. There are such nice customs during the christmas season especially for kids like, for example, getting a candy filled boot in the morning of St. Nicholas’s day (kids have to clean their boots the evening before and put them outside the door) or the Advent calender (that is something what children and adults are thrilled about… hehe). One thing we really love to do in this season is spending our free time at the christmas market. Some Christmas markets here in Germany (like the “Christkindlesmarkt” in Nuremberg or “Striezelmarkt” in Dresden) a have a long tradition and are even known abroad, but here in Hamburg we don’t have that traditional or kind of central Christmas market. It is rather that we have a lot small christmas markets in different districts.
“Santa Claus is coming to town…”. Only a few days remain until Christmas Eve, so i think it is okay to have this song stuck on my head. Ever since I can remember, christmas time was always my favourite time of the year. I know this sounds like a phrase somehow, but I really love how everything around me turns calm and the christmas lighting of almost every window lights up the city. The only missing thing for a perfect christmas season is snow. Unfortunatly I am living in a city, where it rarely snows. Ironically, we have a really high rainfall, but we hardly ever get snow. In fact, it is just to warm for snow at the moment, that we can only hope and dream of white christmas here in North Gemany.