This is still Miss Chicago, in a different “dress”. I’ve decided to change my blog’s appearance just for the Christmas holidays — Christmas colors. Christmas theme. Even the falling snow. I promise to revert everything to “normal” after the holidays. :) This year is going to be my first Christmas in the UK — far from old home, family and friends but nearer to new ones. I arrived in Manchester from the Windy City 3 days ago, just before the snow and cold got EVEN worse. I miss it already. Good thing is that the harsh cold while I was there has made whatever they have here pretty easy to manage. Weather-wise that is.
I am documenting everything about this year’s English Christmas (or should I say “British Christmas” to be politically correct?). At least the highlights, so watch for it. ;) For some strange reason, while it is really never even close to as cold here in the UK as it is in Chicago (where I left under -20F weather, yes there is a minus in front of the number and yes, that is Fahrenheit), it somehow always feels colder here. Warmth I guess operates on all levels, not just externally; and I am optimistic that things are thawing somewhat somehow over here.
Happy Christmas — which is how they say it here, more than “Merry Christmas”. and I am wishing this Christmas will be toasty and memorable.