|sharing with Flower Art Friday|
a whole month before Christmas. I'm always excited about this holiday but then the day itself is a bit of a disappointment. my family gathers on Christmas Eve around 8pm and around 1am we're all back to our houses. the 25th is just me and my mother again. when I lived in Lisbon, the 25th was spent on a train, going back to work and later to my cat Kuki. my younger sister doesn't even bother to spend the Eve with us. she stays home, in London. the best part of Christmas now is my niece. we connect. she is with us on Christmas Eve and with her father's family on Christmas day. time flies. she soon will be going to University. I've wonderful memories of my childhood and I miss that magic. I miss my grandma. with so many people unemployed the whole country is disenchanted. streets are no longer decorated. everyone has a low budget. I hope November brings some good magic to all.