This year we decided to stay in Italy for Christmas. We really enjoyed the stress-free holidays and although we really missed our families in Belgium and Canada we absolutely didn’t miss the holiday travelling. We had a very low key Christmas Eve with fancy hors d’oeuvres, roast duck dinner, boardgames and even a little dancing. To top off the festivities we headed out into the garden at midnight with our sparklers, camera and tripod.
The kids had a blast and so did we. The neighbours were watching us like we were lunatics but they have accepted the fact they live next to some “stranieri matti” (crazy foreigners). And to top off the evening we actually saw dozens of shooting stars as well. Over all a very magical Christmas Eve.