…christmas has arrived in london.
on october twenty ninth, as i walked home from work, i noticed lights and huge mistletoe hanging over the street around the corner from our flat. and i realized that without that thanksgiving buffer, christmas was really coming early this year. i’ve been so conflicted over it – does starting to celebrate in late october enhance the magic, or dilute it? i have always been firmly in the day-after-thanksgiving-is-the-official-start-and-don’t-decorate-or-listen-to-christmas-music-before-then-or-it-will-thin-out-the-excitement-and-charm camp. but as glimmery lights and lovely trimmings have continued to pop up around our neighborhood, i’ve decided to embrace it. you won’t see a christmas tree in our house until december, but i’m going to let christmas magic start seeping in my bones in the meantime.
last night i decided to take a little stroll around our neighborhood and photograph the pretty spectacular christmas decorations going up. all of these photos are taken within a fifteen minute walking radius of our flat! i got pretty giddy digesting all of this. i have to keep reminding myself that we are going to be in london for several christmastimes, so i don’t need to worry tooooo much about seeing/doing/loving everything londonchristmas this year :)
when i got home from my walk, i added a few leaves to our thankful tree to make sure i wasn’t giving thanksgiving the shaft :) the holidays are really here!!! hooooooray!