Christmas at home

8 Jan

Christmas is a state of mind instead of a date and I’d like to extend that as long as possible.  Now that I’m back in China I’ve had a chance to pull together some photos that represent Christmas to me from our trip.

If you’d like to see any of the photos larger you can click on the images.

Ironically, in coming back to China the weather is helping keep me in that mood.  It actually snowed in Shanghai (albeit didn’t actually stick) and the weather has been practically frigid.  The snow which looked so beautiful in Michigan is not so fun during a walk home from work.

Stay warm wherever you are.

Enjoy the shots!

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9 Responses to “Christmas at home”

  1. TBM January 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    How cold does it get there?

    • gkm2011 January 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      In Michigan this time of year below zero is common. But, there is central heat! In Shanghai, low 30s or about 2 to 3 degrees Celsius, but no central heat.

      • TBM January 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

        Wait, so your flat is not heated? And I thought my flat in London was chilly, at least it has some type of semblance of heat.

      • gkm2011 January 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

        The air conditioners here switch between heat and cold, but you have to turn them off when not home so when I come home from work the temp inside is only about 13 degrees C! It’ll then take 30 to 40 minutes to heat up.

  2. TBM January 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Wow…I guess I should stop complaining about the heat to the better half. Can we keep this a secret 🙂

    • gkm2011 January 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      I won’t tell! Keep warm. 😉

      • TBM January 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

        you too!

  3. becky6259 January 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    It looks like you had a festive holiday at home! Hate to hear that you are enduring some really cold weather (inside AND out) where you are now, and I hope the construction at work ends soon!

    • gkm2011 January 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      Yes, the holidays were just great – and it’s not so bad here (just a bit nippy). Have a business trip coming up to a warmer climate next week and have to admit I’m looking forward to it!

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