Monday, 8 December 2008

Kamila Helps With The Christmas Tree

Kamila Helps With The Christmas TreeToday was a day where Kamila got all excited, she was going to help with the Christmas tree. this is her first Christmas in Bulgaria and she couldn't quite understand why there wasn't such a fuss here compared to the madness she saw in Hamley's Toy Shop in London where she used to be.

We only have a little Christmas tree and we think Kamila was expecting a massive one that would fill the room along with tinsel in every nook and cranny of the room. This is what she saw in England along with all the big expensive presents that were being bought. And all this started in November. We are now into the second week of December and thoughts of Christmas are just beginning to be considered.

"Don't they like Christmas in Bulgaria?" Kamila questioned. We were quite astonished with Kamila asking this.
"Christmas here is different, Kamila," we said. "It is not all about Santa Claus or Father Christmas and spending ridiculous amounts of money on presents to impress, food and drink, it is about real Christmas celebrations with family with Jesus being born in mind and modest gifts with more love than money."

Kamila just paused a moment in between putting another decoration on the tree. After what seemed like a deep though she said. "I think I will like Christmas here better than in London."
We asked, "Why?"

"It has more meaning here" she said and went on to add " And more smiles."

This was a Camel who had seen the height of commercial Christmas from the most visited toyshop in the UK and now is experiencing the other end of Christmas in a tucked away town called Yambol in Bulgaria.

"Christmas is still a long way away, there's still over two weeks to go." Kamila pointed out as she carried on with the decorations on the tree.

"We know." we replied. "What's the rush? No one rushes in Bulgaria, even at Christmas."

We all agreed that Christmas shouldn''t really begin until the 12 days before Christmas Day, well in Bulgaria anyway.

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2 comments: on "Kamila Helps With The Christmas Tree"

Laura said...

Kamila, you are priceless! So glad you prefer the true meaning of Christmas over the commercial side of it. I believe I'd get along just fine in Bulgaria!

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