Since everybody else is blogging about their WISE gifts and stuff, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. In case you’re not up on it, WISE is the Wibsite International Secret Exchange, in which from time to time Wiblog bloggers across the world send stuff to each other through the post. (remember that? It’s what we used to have before emails. Turns out it’s still going too, and is more useful for sending bulky items.)
Being Mr Last Minute, I thought I’d wait til today before buying my lovely things. The other reason for waiting was that the annual German Christmas market opened today. So, WISE receiver, expect something pretty and something ornamental (with the emphasis on “mental”).
The arrival of the German market has now replaced the sound of Noddy Holder bellowing “Iiit’s CHRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSST-MMMAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS!” as my key indication that the festive season has arrived. It’s nice to walk out of work of an evening and see a huge number of people eating wurst and crepes and garlic bread and drinking gluhwein. Although it’s less nice when it gets really busy and it takes twenty minutes to walk to the bus stop because you can’t get round the dawdlers in front of you. Maybe, if I ever get things sorted out with my camera (long story), I might bring you some exciting pictoral reportage. Failing that, expect a restaurant review of the wurst stall shortly.
*which is kind of a hijacking of the German for “happy Christmas”. A bilingual pun, if you will. I’m such a show-off.