December, 2016

 

This year December was quite lovely as we had some snowfall and many dry evenings to have dinner at the Christmas market.

German Christmas stars

Many evenings were consumed with folding German Christmas star after dinner. It’s a wonderful thing to do while watching Netflix.

 

Christmas globe with church in winter

This lovely Christmas dome found a place in our house.

 

Vancouver Christmas market

The start to our Christmas season is the opening of the Vancouver Christmas market which is at the end of November. We love to go there for dinner. Eating German food in a wonderful outdoor space is just amazing. Winter at its purest.

 

725 West Georgia, Vancouver

One Saturday morning I woke up before six and noticed that the city was enshrouded by fog. This means happy times for me: brush teeth, get dressed really warm, grab the camera and go outside.

 

winter in Vancouver

This was already the second snowfall of the season. It was a beautiful stage as we had tickets for Handel’s Messiah that evening. A perfect ending to a good week.

 

Christmas tree at the Georgia Hotel, Vancouver

Same procedure as every year… The Saturday before Christmas Eve Klaus and I have our Christmas outing. We bar hop, have a glass of wine or a cocktail and some nibbles, then we move on. We also plan our Christmas Eve dinner at the same bar every year.

 

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

on Cambie Street, Vancouver

And we got some more snow! Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver was full with people enjoying the outdoors.

 

downtown Vancouver

One last visit to the Christmas market with friends.

 

Vancouver, British Columbia

Early Christmas Eve evening. Klaus was cooking, I set the table.

 

Christmas arrangement

Champagne and Christmas tree

Let the celebrations begin with a glass of a sparkling Brut Rosé from Domaine Carneros. A souvenir from Napa Valley we brought home in spring.

 

Christmas ornament LED K

Nothing wrong with a little kitsch…

 

False Creek, Vancouver

little bar

On Christmas day we usually take a walk along False Creek and stop at the one little place that’s always open that day. It is a tiny restaurant with an even smaller bar. The place is filled with clutter and on Christmas the yule log is on TV. Every year. That day of year this little place, I don’t even know its name, is perfect to have a glass of wine.

 

winter in Vancouver, British Columbia

winter in Vancouver, British Columbia

And on New Year’s Eve it snowed again. Just a wonderful ending to a good year.

We spent the evening with friends enjoying a pot of fondue.

 

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