This is what I wrote two years ago exactly:
"For years and years my mum made my brothers and I the coolest Advent calendars, with pretty pictures building up through the days, coded hunts through the house, yummy surprises and funny toys. It was so thrilling that some of our neighbor kids use to come early to our house before going to school to participate in the daily excitement.
So, to keep with the tradition and to make every day until Christmas a little special, I’ve decided to have a calendar of my own, with photos taken in the past years, in the Netherlands, where we live, but also in Australia, Switzerland, the UK, Italy and America when we were traveling…"I still feel exactly the same 730 days later and would like to offer you a third round of my advent calendar, with numbers gathered around the world in the past year or so. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Here is number one.
Lecce (Italy), in the city centre.
P.S. we have just heard the most wonderful news from our friends who have welcomed a beautiful little boy into the world this afternoon.
Félicitations! We are over the moon!