Happy December, everyone! The advent calendars have come out here at our house, and the decorations will go up soon (though not yet the tree). We’re getting into the Christmas spirit. I thought you might like to see some of the sights of Aberdeen about 5 p.m. or so, including some very Scottish shop windows. The City Council has provided us with new Christmas lights (how did they afford that? I was just getting used to the old ones!):
Union Street, which is a mile long, is always a treat see, with Christmas lights from one end to the other:
When we first came to Aberdeen I was mystified by all the gear that men require for traditional dress. In addition to the kilt, you need kilt hose (i.e. knee socks), flashes (ribbons on the kilt hose), a sporran (purse), a sgian-dubh (wee dagger to tuck into your kilt hose), brogues – and that’s just all from the waist down! Alex Scott the kiltmakers has some lovely things for the Scottish male in their window:
And for the women? Plenty of tartan, albeit with a more modern twist:
Oh it’s fun to window shop at this time of year, and I particularly enjoy shopping for other people at Christmastime – no guilt!