Daily Archives: October 11, 2010

Early embrace of The Christmas Spirit

Photo: Wendy Piersall (flickr)

Something strange happens to me every year, when autumn winds and chilly temperatures start to sweep the streets. I get into this crazy Christmassy mood, almost like my body and senses have been invaded by the Christmas spirit of my childhood (yes, I probably watch too many horror movies).

Everywhere I go I can hear jingle bells, see the snow falling and smell the orange pomanders. Oooh, and I wouldn’t mind some glögg with klejner, pebernødder and jødekager.

And then puffff! it goes away as quickly as it came and it doesn’t return in another year, not even once in December.

So, when I heard the Chrismas Spirit knocking on my door last week and then again this morning, I promply decided to dig out my most Christmassy second-hand sweaters, red and gold of course, and now I just need to find an orange/clove scented candle so I can embrace the fuzzy cosy feeling while it lasts…

First up is this red “Snow-Lotus” cashmere sweater. It’s incredibly soft and has mother-of-pearl buttons. 6 pounds in Bayswater second-hand shop.

Next up is this “Convair” gold metallic sweater. 3 pounds in Bayswater second-hand shop.

And last up is this home-knitted gold sweater, that I bought many years ago in a second-hand shop in Denmark. I came with a knitted gold skirt for that perfect over-the-top glittery gold look. But when I got home I realised why it ended up in the second-hand shop: there was a huge red wine (or could it be gløgg, hmmm?) stain down the front of the skirt. Oh well, at least the Christmas-drunk woman missed the sweater…