So how exactly do you spend your Christmas?
Christmas to me is a chance to slow down. Besides the Christian legacy, it’s exactly this peace that I see as the real essence of Christmas. Easing the weekday pace, letting the thoughts flow freely and contemplating whether one’s work and personal lives are in balance. So, to me, Christmas means a chance to switch off and actually to savour this impatience. What was almost unbearable as children has now become the greatest gift.
How do you plan to spend this year’s holidays?
We’ll probably go to the mountains where we plan to spend classic, traditional holidays. I hope there will be enough snow for lots of skiing! I’m very inspired by my family and I’m looking forward to finally spending more time with them. I also want to meet my friends who I’ve been neglecting during the year. A true symbol of Christmas to me is reading for an hour or two or spending time in the kitchen — not only am I a gourmet, but I also like to roll up my sleeves and do the cooking myself. And last but not least: I can finally get some sleep.
Who will get the best present from you?
Of course, as tradition orders, our children. And what will it be? Well, that’s a secret! (Laughs)