My brother and his family are coming to stay from Switzerland, so mom has put me to work. Decorating the tree, the house, wrapping gifts. It was all so exhausting. And as any expat knows, when decorating for the holidays you sometimes need to be creative with what you have, as many of the common things found at home are unavailable, hence the pine tree branches that I tied to the windows and decorated with ornaments. I rather like the looks of it.