Every year my family ask me what I want for Christmas. Every year I put them to the test. This year is no different but it is a different test. This is an email I´ve just sent them from Berlin.
In a break with my traditionally unhelpful request for a ´surprise´, this year I will be more professional. I haven´t finalised the details of my new contract yet but it is looking like I will once again be working for the University of Dijon but spending a lot more time living there.. maybe as much as 50% of the time. It seems only fair to work in France if you are paid to do so. However, that time will be divided into lots of little chunks. So I will be shuttling back and forth on the eurostar. There is also likely to be a lot more international travel involved, so I am planning ahead and hoping that Father Christmas will bring me the kind of travel essentials that would turn me into george clooney. If anyone is an expert in travelling efficiently it is surely Santa Claus.
So assuming you are not Santa Claus, just what is it possible to fit in one bag?