Life beyond work: New Year Greetings from abroad

As you might have noticed I didn’t have much time to write about London’s hidden places this Christmas season. The reason: At the moment I’m taking a little blogging break and spoil myself with a couple of weeks under the sun in Johannesburg.


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Ice Skating at London’s Natural History Museum

Wrap up in your winter warmers and visit one of London’s most spectacular sceneries in the Christmas season! The Natural History Museum Ice Skating Rink brings winter fun back to the city and is the perfect place for a family getaway.

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Harrods and Swarovski unveil “A Crystal Christmas” at Harrods

This weekend Harrods and Swarovski unveiled “A Crystal Christmas” at Harrods, featuring a sparkling window decoration for the festive season.

The centrepiece of the windows at Harrods is a 230,000£ couture gown with more than 150,000 Swarovski crystals.

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The Christmas Lighting at Selfridges London

Since this week London lightened up for the Christmas season. Shops decorated their windows with Christmas trees, reindeers, angels and presents for the festive time. The degrees of taste vary.

In London’s Bond Street some stores decorated their shop windows with tacky and flashing lights which partly really hurt my eyes. Others show more sense of style and put their products in the best possible light.

Christmas Lighting at Selfridges

My absolute favourite Christmas shop windows are the ones at Selfridges. They are a festiveness itself and looking at the shiny decoration feels like already being in winter wonderland.

The whole decoration is kept in pure white and the plain illumination wounded around the pillars and fit branches highlights the pompous building.

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