Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Missing my season

My heart is crying. I can't help it. After reading in other blogs (Swedish) that it's snowing in Sweden, how can a November born like me do anything but cry and long for the snow, the winter, the beautiful chill? For the third time I'll be spending a birthday in the heat (I know, everybody in Europe is hating me now, but come on, the grass is always greener!), then constantly having to remind myself that Christmas is actually coming, and soon!

Last year I spent 5 or 6 days in London in early December. it was just what I needed, letting the body chill to a certain temperature till every sense was refreshed. And what made it even better was that my lovely little brother, Mr. T was in the city at the same time! (I managed to surprise, actually completely shock him, by tracking him down at the Ghana High Commission in Highgate where he was bored, waiting to submit his Visa application to Ghana). We had the best time! For some reason we are the most compatible shoppers, but since we have our own friends in Gothenburg, we only ever shop together in London, and have the time of our lives! Of course we took regular breaks for gingerbread lattes and cranberry muffins at Starbucks (OK, now I think I am actually going to cry!).

This year, the damn election is postponing everything, but I guess I should have seen it coming when I married a politico. Well, fingers crossed I make it for the planned January London trip instead. We are hoping for the best ever after Christmas sale thanks to the credit crunch!

11 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

And don't forget, you're also waiting to hear that the right party (for you) wins the elections. Lol.

Maya said...

Yes, I'm getting a bit nervous now, it's getting so close!

Do you have any idea of how it's going to go? Or shall I cryptically say, will it sway towards your office's side or the other way? ;)

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Something tells me (still speaking cryptically) that it will be nowhere near my office's side. You're happy then, no?

Maya said...

Veeeeery Happy!

posekyere said...

Maya/Nana Yaw,

I don't have the hard facts, but I sort of know the political home of Maya and, perhaps, that of Nana Yaw.

With Maya pulling the strings a lot of ideas could be pushed through to even Golden Jubilee House.

What do you think?
Wishing you, Maya, a cool birthday one of these remaining days of November.

Maya said...

Thank you, Posekyere!
And as you can see, there's a lot at stake, so all of you who can (I don't have a Ghanaian passport) need tog et out there and vote!

Imagine, your fellow blogger helping to decide where the country is to go...

Of course, I am nowhere as close to the Golden Jubilee house as I'd wish to be, will have to aim for being the first female president one day!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

The sales have already started, apparently, hope you still manage to get some bargains..!
I just wanted to suggest we house-swap for Christmas...but then I fathomed you're stuck (husband, politics, elections...)
I'd do anything to spend Christmas in Ghana and you'd be spoilt for choice here - we're surrounded by snow on the nearby slopes and it's about to descent into the valley by the weekend if forecasts are correct..!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...
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Maya said...

Here, There...,
Sorry I've only had time to skim through your blog, are you in France? Please say no, I don't think my jealousy could handle it! ;)

My lifelong dream is to spend at least 6 months living in the French countryside and since that's yet to happen (and not looking likely), I am green with envy every time I meet someone who lives there. We have to find a way of doing a house-swap some time!

For now the best I can do is see if I know anyone who's interested to do so over Christmas and let you know. I know exactly how you feel though, when I lived in London, I'd look forward to Christmas in Ghana from...January!

Yngvild said...

im walking around in the snowy dark streets of Trondheim... :)

Maya said...

I'm so jealous Yngvild. Oh to be in Scandinavia...

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