Yes, I know - Christmas is already 3 weeks past, and some of you wish to completely forget about it for the next 11 months. Unlike me! I did enjoy the weeks leading up to it, the three days of Christmas itself, and the nice, long holiday period (I had 2 1/2 weeks off!).
On Monday, work has started again for me. Today is my first day working from home, and I am not going out for lunch but use my break to write this post instead.
Every country, and every region in a country, has special Christmas traditions. One that is definitely British is to don specific Christmas jumpers. At least I have not noticed that in other countries (certainly not in Germany) - please correct me if I am wrong.
Christmas jumpers even feature on British TV series, such as Midsomer Murders (my favourite series and one I hardly ever miss):
This year, among the many lovely Christmas presents I got from my Yorkshire family, there was a jumper I find so... so... how shall I put it? It's so weird it is actually quite funky! See for yourself:
It was probably not intended to be a Christmas jumper, and I do wear it often now, not just for the holiday season.
At first, the pattern was puzzling. Why would anyone send me a jumper with Chihuahuas on it? I like most animals, including dogs, but have never been a dog person as such, never had a dog myself. And even if I chose a dog as my four-legged friend, it would definitely not be a Chihuahua or any other type of "toy dog", but a "proper" dog (you know what I mean, I hope).
Then I thought that maybe the sender mistook the tiny dogs for cats... which would make more sense, as it is well known in the family that I love cats. My sister thinks the same, and so I am convinced now that this was actually meant to be a cat lover's dream jumper.
Anyway, I really like it (but will never wear it when working at a customer's office)!
And I definitely need a haircut. Appointment made for next week!