The main course is followed by dessert. After standing in the kitchen all day for appetizer and main course, the dessert should be simple but tasty. And what is better than a chocolate cake with a fruity note?
The gifts are all bought and wrapped - now they just have to be decorated and labelled. For me, the wrapping paper is important, but the right decoration is half the rent.
The closer the exams, the more stressed you get; there is no way around it. And like most students, I am an expert in procrastination - and at the same time very ambitious. In most cases, this leads to the fact that at the beginning my ambition spurs me on and I have all summaries and flashcards ready long before the end of the semester.
Let's be real: giving presents is not as easy as you might think. More often than I'd like to admit, I've tried to buy gifts for friends and relatives and left the store packed - but only with things for me and no gifts at all.
Christmas is the time of lights and candles. In Germany, the Christmas season is therefore rung in with Advent wreaths. Traditionally, a candle is lit on each of the four Sundays before Christmas, so that all four candles burn on Christmas Day.
After the starter last week, the main course now follows: Lamb with Christmas spices.
In western cultures there are gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Easter, baptism, weddings and many other festivities. The gift wrappings only serve to hide the content. In Japanese culture, there are fewer opportunities to make and receive gifts. ‘Ochugen' takes place in summer and offers the opportunity to show oneself through gifts. ‘Oseibo' is celebrated in December and stands for independence.
Every year just before Christmas, Germany's largest chocolate festival takes place in Tübingen. Although chocolate is not my number one priority, it is nice to see what new things the Chocolatiers come up with. Because chocolate is not only delicious but also versatile.
For many, December is not only associated with the Christmas season but above all with exam stress. Mid-December is the time for the exam phase for university students. This means stress, many hours in the library and at least as much time at home or in study groups working through the notes and texts.
Christmas markets are the most fun when you visit them with your loved ones. A short break at the waffle stand, shopping, a cup of mulled wine and nice conversations with other visitors and sellers.