Today when I opened up Instagram my bookclub people from Munich showed the snowflakes dancing. So it is close to winter. I know it officialy starts December 21 but I always feel like December 1 is the day we can say it is winter. Meterologist predict it will be a very cold winter in Germany 2021/22 and I don’t object. I love it. Bring it on. If I can make a wish: let it be freezing cold for a week so all the ice in the lakes freezes all smooth and then add a bit of snow to make the rest of the country look great too. Best winter conditions. Oh I am ready. Can you feel it? Of course I share my winter bucket list for 2021 again.
- Ice Skating
Always and forever hoping I make it to the frozen lake at least ones. Last year it happened after many many years of warmer winters.
- Baking Stollen
I found grandmas recipe in her cook book. It only lists ingredients and no instructions. I am giving it a shot and hope something edible will emerge.
- Reading Christmas and winter books
I love reading snowy stories leading up to Christmas and then inn January and February. I have a few books ons my TBR I am looking forward to reading. Cant wait.
- Family Christmas
I am hoping for a family Christmas but I guess I need to prepare to spend it just us two again. I am not sure how we will survive winter in Germany if there isn’t a lockdown soon. And now with the new virus mutation its not getting better.
- Christmas Cards
As always I want to make some Christmas cards, write and send off. I also signed up to send cards to elderly people who do not have and family left.
- Celebrate our Anniversary
We were thinking about going back to the place were we spend summer vacation but haven’t booked anything yet. Not sure if it is a good idea to do so now. But whatever we do or wherever we are I want to make the day special somehow.
- Build a snowman
Even if it is a tiny one that sits on a fence pole. They are fun and I am sure it would make someone happy seeing it.
- Getting the Booster
I snatched an appointment for a booster shot and willl get it December 15th. I gladly make an exception to my otherwise strict rule on doctor appointments in December.
- Finding a Word
I will again choose a word and go through the motions to figure out what my word 2022 will be. I have one in mind for weeks if not months already. Never happened before. I am rather certain it will be the one but maybe I surprise myself.
- Goal setting
Right along with my word goes my list of New Years intentions. I will Unravel 2021 and plan for 2022. Excited about it. 2022 holds lots of celebrations in my family.
- Christmas Movies
Of course that makes the list. Always looking for recommendations.
- Bath Routine
Last year I started taking a long bath each Sunday night. I have started again but could make it happen weekly yet. Hoping to re-establishing this routine.
- Cooking Chestnut Soup
I never have and its been on my bucket list back in 2016. Its about time I do that.
- Christmas Tree
Getting one and maybe even a small one for my reading nook.
I think this has been the longest winter bucket list ever. But it just is my favorite season and its always so short. Need to make the best of it. Do you have a winter bucket list? Do we have some things in common? and what is missing on mine. Lets hear it. And if you need inspiration you can consult my previous years (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)