A Merry Christmas to you all! Our home is now filling up with boxes. Not so much yet the ones we’ll bring over but rather the ones with stuff we’ll leave behind. The movers will take care of the rest. It’s quite amazing how much paper we carry along but never actually do anything about… At least 5 kilograms worth of class notes made it to the trash – and this wasn’t the first time I cleaned up. Same thing with Vanessa’s notes. As far as our trip is concerned, we’re now all set with hotel and plane tickets, in addition to temporary housing on arrival. We’re also spending those last few evenings in the area meeting with good friends and family. Most of them will end up bringing home some element of our furniture (plants, lamps and misc. devices…).