It was a rather active weekend. Saturday I was in Lund to do some Christmas shopping. It went surprisingly well. Some stores had long lines, especially the book store. I also went to the optician, because my glasses had broken. They agreed to replace them at no cost (guarantee case), so I had to decide on new frames. It was difficult for an indecisive person like me. I got help from the staff, so it didn't take too long to get it done, though.
Sunday morning I went grocery shopping and then I spent hours decorating the tree. It is now overloaded with santas, bells, balls, angels, hearts, horses, stars, cones and other things. After a late lunch I went out to see the Christmas market in town. It was a disappointment, there were not many stalls. The local stores were open and I got some small presents. Also more ornaments at the thrift shop. In the evening I attended the Christmas concert by the Police Choir and Orchestra in the church. It was the first time I had heard them and it was a very nice performance. They sang the traditional songs like Silent Night, Mary's Little Boy Child, White Christmas and also several Swedish songs of the season.
It has been long days at work these past two days. I got a request from my boss to find information about a student who had attended the University around 1770. It turned out to be very difficult. In fact, it was impossible. He was enrolled in 1761, and was listed with his name only, no vital information. Back then they weren't that meticulous. Very annoying, and not a proud moment when I had to tell my boss about the failure.
There is still snow on the ground, but part of it has melted. It is colder again now and very slippery.