New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve was marked by my husband working, my kids both sleeping early and me enjoying some bread and bacon on my own. Exciting, huh? After packing, moving, readjusting to China and taking care of a sick child and a baby, I really didn’t mind a quiet evening. I haven’t had much time to write on this blog, but you can still enjoy my latest posts on Beijing Kids:
Trials and Errors Celebrating Advent with my Chinese Family
This post is about celebrating Advent season with my Chinese family in China and the trials and errors of trying to re-create that Christmas-y spirit in our Chinese family home:
The first Christmas hubby, my in-laws and I celebrated together was a disaster. I cooked traditional Austrian Christmas dinner–sausages, potatoes and sauerkraut–and ended up being the only one eating it. My husband got into a fight with his dad over MSG and they didn’t speak with each other for two days. Our paper Christmas tree was smaller than a Welsh terrier and didn’t feature any decoration.
The article has also been translated into Chinese here.
A Flake of Fresh Air
In another article, I reminisce of what snow meant for me growing up and how experiencing snow has changed for me over time, especially now that we are sometimes waiting for snow to wash clean the polluted air:
The first snow would make the world pause for a minute, embracing us with its perfect beauty, and have millions of people look up at the sky in synchronization, feeling connected with the earth beneath our feet, the sky, and the universe.
Make sure to check out the full posts in the links. Happy New Year 2017!
How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve?