Hello and welcome to this edition of Monday Mishmash! There are just 11 days left until Christmas… are you ready? I love this time of year and our stockings are hung, the tree is up and I’m waiting for Santa. No big plans here though this year and truth be told, my least stressful Christmases have been ones I’ve spent in France. We’re having a low-key Christmas Eve dinner with Tom’s parents but no big parties or gift exchanges this year. What about you? Is your shopping done yet?
Monday Mishmash 12/14/15
Here’s your Monday dose of random…
I’m a coffee drinker but I go through phases where I really get into hot tea — usually when the weather starts getting cold. I’ll have a cup in the afternoon and lately I’ve been drinking the English Breakfast Blend from Your Tea. They have all different kinds including Detox Blends that might come in handy if you overindulge this holiday season. Makes a great stocking stuffer if you still need to a grab a few things for people on your list. Your Tea ships all over including the EU, USA and more.
Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar
Happy to say I finally got my hands on the seasonal Quest Bar flavor Pumpkin Pie. Sometimes pumpkin-flavored things are hit or miss but I’m happy to say this flavor is actually pretty good. It won’t be replacing cookie dough as my favorite, but this time of year the flavor is appreciated and a welcome treat after a hard workout. So if you’re curious, try one for yourself. You might like it!
This video about things bilingual people do is hilarious.
The upside of culture shock
We always hear about the negative sides of culture shock but to change it up, the folks over at Work the World created this infographic showing us why culture shock is actually good for you. (Credit for infographic here)
Miss this post from last week? Check out the biggest misconceptions about expats and expat life.