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It´s here. Finally. My favorite week of the year. Can´t even breath because I´m so excited. 
Mariah Carey has become my steady companion lately and in my head a group of elves is dancing around a christmas tree. Crazy maybe?
BUT I was waiting so long for christmas to come (365 days, that is!) and now it´s finally here. Not only do I love being around my family and getting lots of presents (hrhrhr, sooo curious about my babe´s gift!) but also giving presents to others and seeing the joy on their faces. I have to admit that I overshoot the mark with my presents sometimes (sometimes meaning always), especially when it comes to my boyfriend – but I just want him to get the best gift on earth (although it gets harder and harder to find the best gift on earth 2 times a year with every birthday and christmas that comes around). 
The holidays are a celebration itself in my family and we have various dinners and parties from 24th til 30th of December, and on the 31st of December a New Year´s Eve party of course! 
I´m going home to Salzburg today and here is a glimpse of what I have planned for the next two weeks:
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Lots, and lots, and lots of food, cookies, desserts, wine, hot wine, champagne, more wine. 
We are a huge family and have a dinner on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th of December and a really big family event on the 30th and inbetween some casual lunches to catch up with friends or other family members. 
Well, hello there gym, my friend – see you in January!
(Vicky told me yesterday that one glass of Punsch or hot wine is the same as eating a roast pork calory wise – just saying.)

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An amaaaazing NYE party, at a special location with very special people. I don´t want to give away too much yet, but we will update you about that very soon! Some of you may have a guess who I´m celebrating with, but let´s just say, I want to start the new year with the people that became most important to me in my new life in Vienna.
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And the rest of the time? Not much leisure time left, but my whole family and my babe are passionate about all winter sports activities (imagine: lots of Lindsay Vonn´s and Marcel Hirscher´s gliding down the piste, that´s what we look like. No joke.), so we want to go skiing (me, snowboarding) a LOT, maybe go for some winter walks with our baby doggy and I really want to see the new movie “Life of Pi” that starts on 26th of December and looks amazing from what the trailer looks like! Can´t wait! 
Tell me, what are your plans for the holidays?

Out East.

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  • who the fuck is N.?

    schöne Bilder, ich wünsch dir ein schönes Weihnachten mit der Familie in Salzbrug 🙂 ♥
    Liebe Grüße, x N. von CG’s Diary of Love ♥

  • Anonymous

    Dear Catherine, I really luv reading your posts, so I can follow up a bit what you do, so I don’t loose contact completelyand sty updated. I’m soo glad for you but even more I’m proud. Luv to see you soon. Big hug and kiss. G

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  • Marianne

    i love this blog entry 🙂
    have the best christmas ever and enjoy spending quality time with your family and friends 🙂 xoxo

  • casper+pearl

    gorgeous look, adoring your blog!
    wishing you a very happy new year!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog


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