10.12.2012 - 14.12.2012 0 °C
Here the Christmas decorations are going up, the carols are playing, preparations are being made for a (rather last minute) Christmas pudding and... it's snowing, so no school!
This is just a short entry to share some photos and Christmas excitement, but one other thing I'd like to share is that I've just signed a petition begun by Desmond Tutu for the release of Nobel Prize winning Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo and his wife in China. Every ten years the Chinese leadership changes over, and this occurred just a few weeks ago, making this a promising time for change! Please support this petition, which currently has 357,080 signatures, by Clicking Here. It is aiming to reach half a million, and the number of signatures is literally going up by the second.
Poor Elena was very sick yesterday, so I got to stay home as well. It wasn't snowing, in fact and the last remnants of the snow from last week remained, but Giampiera and I happily passed the day making little angels to hang up in the house, while Elena slept. Again today, thanks to this wonderful snow that is lying about 20cm deep on everything and in big piles in the street and carries on falling, I'm at home! I just can't explain fully what simple, wonderful happiness I feel when it's snowing. I think later I'll go out and make a snowman.
I've finally got Elena's photos off of her, so I've uploaded quite a few new photos but I won't put them all in this entry (if you want to see them there's a link to 'more photos...' on the right).