Oranges and mandarins

Agnieszka, born in 1980s
Oranges and mandarins were practically impossible to buy throughout the year but somehow they always appeared around Christmas… I was waiting for them. At the start of December the evening news would say that they are on the way from Cuba. My grandmother would bring them before Christmas and they would lie in a crystal bowl. You could not touch them until Christmas Eve. For me Christmas will always smell of citrus.

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