Traditional Christmas music

A new business idea?

I’ve just read about a holiday decorating service and wonder if any of my readers have their homes or businesses decorated by someone else. I like decorating the home myself, so I couldn’t imagine anyone else decorating for me. But perhaps there are people who don’t have the time or energy.

According to, one can offer such a service not only at Christmas but also on other occasions. But is there really a market for this?

Traditional Christmas music

A traditional Christmas dinner

What does the traditional Christmas dinner look like in Britain? Well, it often consists of roast turkey with cranberry sauce, Brussel sprouts and roast potatoes, followed by Christmas pudding. That’s what my mother always made.

Actually, she didn’t make the Christmas pudding herself, she bought it!

If you’re looking for some inspiration and want to try out something new, take a look at the BBC Good Food page here.

turkey = Truthahn

A little bit of magic?

So you’ve decided to do some magic tricks at Christmas. Of course, you need to practise a lot first. But what is that special magic word that magicians use in the English-speaking world. In German you’d say “Simsalabim”. But in English?

My favourites are:
hocus pocus
hey presto

All I now need to do is to get that rabbit out of the hat. That’s the trickiest part!