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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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This Christmas – together yet apart

Christmas is a time of feeling bright, joyful. A time when happiness should overflow as it fills our hearts, souls and bodies. When kindness crushes the walls that some people build around them and when forgiveness wins over grudge. This time of the year our homes get filled with the scent of gingerbread and with colorful twinkle of lights on a Christmas tree. A truly idyllic time of the year.

Until now we took all these things for granted, they felt like something obvious that comes at the end of any December. 2020 turned the world upside down & completely rearranged our lives. Instead of regular meetings we had to invest in masks, gloves and hand sanitizers. Of course the year with covid introduced a lot of fear and uncertainty to our hearts. We all were worried about our families and friends. I lost my uncle, maybe some of you also had to say the last goodbye to a relative or someone who was close to you. In the pile of this year’s misfortune please join me and refuse to lose your hope. Maybe this is the right time to find happiness in the tiniest good things, to understand all over again that we don’t need much to feel content. Yes, I miss travelling, I miss live contact with other people, with friends but I’m imagining how thrilled I will be when I can do these things again.

For tomorrow, for Christmas I’m wishing each and every one of you plenty of health for these wicked times. The saying “you got everything if you got good health” is especially accurate this year. Have faith and believe that 2021 will bring us relief. I know this Holiday will be quite different, but hopefully not worse or less cheerful. Stay strong! From my heart to your heart – Merry Christmas!

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