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“Paul did an excellent piece of work in translating my business’s website into German. The service was good value, had a speedy turnaround and at all times Paul’s translation was thoughtful and intelligent, suggesting improvements not only to the German version but also to the original English. Many thanks! I would definitely recommend Paul / A1 Language Services for any translation work.”
Catherine Potter, Joint Proprietor, Bambú Holiday Resort, Benamocarra (Málaga), December 2009

Merry Christmas, Everybody! PDF
Saturday, 25 December 2010 00:00
 

Christmas began early for us here in Germany. Das Christkind, Baby Jesus, came with the presents yesterday afternoon, Christmas Eve, while we were at church.

As we came in out of the driving snow, shed our boots and warm clothing and went upstairs to the living room, das Christkind was just leaving through the French windows and was gone, off to the next house, too late for us to glimpse. 

The grandchildren, 4 and 2, displayed the same mixture of wonder and excitement that children show on Christmas morning in the UK, as they tore open their presents and began to play with the wrapping!

Whilst children all over the UK are doing the same this morning, in Spain they’ll have to wait until Reyes, 6th January. Meanwhile, Dutch children opened their presents a month ago on 6th December, St Nicholas’ Day.

Wherever you are, ¡Feliz Navidad! Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas!

© Paul Whitelock

 

See also:

  Fish for Christmas and no gifts?

  Spanish words at Christmas time

Tags: Christmas, Das Christkind, Baby Jesus, Christmas Eve, Reyes, Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weihnachten, Merry Christmas, www.a1-solutions-spain.com

 

Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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