Give aways and goodies

Day 12 of the advent calendar

Fragrant greetings to you all! It is the 12th of December, and we are 12 days left until the 24th. Thus, half of the advent calendar is over. It is a switching point, in a way.  Today, you can win a discovery set (5 samples, your pick, shipped in a nice tin box from Zurich ), by leaving a comment, and as always: Anything goes (“hi” is enough) and we pick our winners randomly. Having said that: Random is odd, sometimes: No saying who wins, really.

Anyhow: Fragrant greetings from Zurich, where it is sunny, but cold, and where I spend most of my time these days in the “factory”. This is, of course, not really a factory, but more like two rooms attached: One storage, one production. The storage room needs some make over, really, as space gets limited there. Today’s picture shows you part of the production and “getting shipments ready” part. In the middle, sort of the throne of it all: The manual crimping thing that crimps the pump on top of the bottles by me pushing a lever down.In the front are boxes that are ready to get shipped out today. To the left and right and behind the camera are shelves where we stock bottles and bottles and more bottles. On the side in the back to the right is a bit of a mess, and the window is all bright because the room faces south which is perfect in winter and a nightmare in summer.

Looking back: If somebody would have told me 10 years ago that I would crimp bottles and pack perfumes a gogo, by the hundreds and thousands, I would have smiled: Because I would not believe it and because it was flattering. These days, it has become reality and it is,  most of the time, fun. Looking back: What a twist from my previous life. Unforeseen, but welcome, still.

Looking forward: Time to change in 2014. This year was a switching point. Next year, we will change, a bit. So there we go, remembering a line from Forrest Gump: Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you gonna get. So true.