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‘Tis the season

Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these months you’d still want to hear from me…

2021 turned out to be another tough and challenging year. We still live in the shade of covid and even though we are vaccinated we continue to worry about the health condition of our relatives and ourselves. I have to tell you that this year the months have been passing incredibly fast for me. One week after another, most of the time spent at work and with almost no holidays because of travelling restrictions. And here we are today, on the 24th day of December, when Christmas is upon us.

Tired, that’s how I feel about this year. I miss the life from pre-2020, when going out, meeting friends or going somewhere warm on vacation didn’t require extensive preparations and precautions. I miss the people from the perfume world and the opportunity to meet at Esxence or Pitti Fragrance. I know the latter one took place in the end but I didn’t go as I thought it was still too early for such big gatherings. Plus what’s the joy of smelling perfume through the mask or taking it off and on a hundred times. To be honest – I lost a part of my interest because I tried so little of new releases in 2021. Hopefully this is just a temporary state for me & that it passes when we regain some normality.

But against all odds we made it through to another Christmas and that’s just one of many things that I’m thankful for. I’m also grateful for the fact that my family and I are healthy, that so far we managed to avoid covid. How can you find happiness in anything else if you were sick? Being healthy and in good shape today is more important than ever. There are things I could have done better this year, eg. I’m not as fit as I got in 2020, but I know I can go back to the best shape of my life or even improve it. As they say – if you want something badly, you’ll find a way to achieve it. Right?

For Christmas and for the next year I’d like to wish you plenty of health, many reasons to smile and be happy. I wish you the ability of finding joy in both big and small things and I hope you’ll look at your life from the bright side as often as possible. I promise that I’ll try to do the same! Be present in a moment, enjoy the twinkling lights on your Christmas tree, savor the taste of all the Holiday dishes you and your family made. I’m also crossing fingers that santa brings you presents that you wished for. Sending warm and hugging thoughts to each of you and lots of love from my heart to yours.

Thank you for sticking with me until now, despite me being so absent on the blog this year.

Have a wonderful Christmas time!

With love, Lucas

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Hope of Easter

It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2021 has already passed and that it’s time to celebrate Easter. But can we really celebrate? Last year Easter took place in the shade of coronavirus, as more countries and more people were affected by it. We were asked to isolate, to not meet with relatives and to make an exception and skip visits to churches despite Easter being the most important Catholic holiday. We did what we were asked to do and still the curve of new infections still continued to drop and rise up in its own rythm. It was hard to predict how things will look later.

And here we are today, one year later, at Easter time again. The world didn’t go back to normal and methinks that nothing will ever look the same after this pandemic. And while for many countries things start to look brighter, in Poland things have been getting worse. We just can’t seem to get a hold of the situation, our government is making weird decision which are not consulted with respective environments and they are being announced last minute. We are at the pitiful end in terms of new infections and deaths.

I didn’t expect that second Easter in a row will be so miserable and still highly affected by the pandemic situation in the country. I thought that by now things will get better but I was wrong. But Easter is all about hope and new beginnings so I’m grabbing hope by its hand and I’m not going to let it go. No matter what’s the situation in your living area, I hope you can celebrate this holiday in some way. I’m wishing you a peaceful & happy Easter, no matter what. Things are bound to get better soon, no? As long as we don’t give up, we are good. We all have a reason to keep going!

And please excuse me for not writing for a while – I had no interesting perfume to tell you about and there was more work that kept me busier. Hopefully soon I’ll have something to share with you.

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