One last post before battening down the hatches for a much needed long-weekend…

Amsterdam can be a very picturesque city all year round, but I find it at its most beautiful in the winter. It’s all icy reflections, filigree branches and shimmering lights, and seems somehow enchanted and unreal…

Another enchanted thing I encountered recently (via Loobylu) is the short animated film ‘Alma’. It’s a beautiful (and also perfectly creepy) piece of animation and is apparently only available to view online over a limited time this Christmas… click here now not to miss it!

Whatever, and however, you’re celebrating this long-weekend I hope you have a peaceful, happy (and hopefully a little bit enchanted) time.