December Daily 2012: day 7

Saffron biscotti. With white choclate. Mmm! They are popular around here and don’t tend to last very long. I usually don’t bake that often, but these biscottis have become a tradition around Christmas. And it smells so lovely when baking them. The smell of saffron spreading in the entire house – that’s one of the loveliest scents of Christmas!

 

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December Daily 2012: day 6

Around the house. Most of our Christmas decorations have not yet found their way out from the boxes, but flowers and advent stars are in place. And they are actually my favorite Christmas decorations. I love this time of the year when the advent stars can be seen in almost each and every window.

 

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December Daily 2012: day 5

Home with sick children. Or at least one of them. December rarely passes by without someone catching a cold. This time it was her turn. Thankfully it is not a bad one, but we have stayed indoors most of the time. And we’ve been watching it snowing outside, again.

 

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December Daily 2012: day 4

Red glitter nail polish. The other day I found the absolute most fabulous red glitter nail polish ever (“Leading Lady” from Essie). This is definitely the nail polish for December. Of course my daughter wanted to have it as well. Whereas my son was hesitating. He told – if I am wearing this tomorrow to school, there will probably be some “friend” that will laugh at me. We talked about it just for a while, and he came up with what he would say to anyone laughing at him and decided to wear the glittery red nail polish he liked. Need I say, I am proud of him, my brave little son!

 

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December Daily 2012: day 3

The first snow. It fell last night! The very first snow around here this winter. It certainly didn’t take many seconds to get you awake this morning – the simple words “It’s snowing” were enough to get you guys out of bed in seconds. Finally! You have waited for the snow to come. Pure joy! You were so happy and excited to get out and away to school/pre-school. For myself the first snow turned out to be a bit more chaotic as the drive to work took me an hour extra!

After we got home from school/work I needed to shovel snow off the driveway. But what a glad surprise I got as three little helpers (an extra helper in your friend) showed up to give me a hand. It made me very happy! Thank you guys for the help – what a great team work!

 

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December Daily 2012: day 2

1 advent. It is time to light the first candle. It is time for anticipation. It is Christmas time.

 

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December Daily 2012: day 1

Advent calendars. Hello December! It is this time of the year.

You certainly have waited for this day to arrive, and to open the advent calendars. Usually you have one each containing candy, and one calendar for the TV’s “Christmas Calendar” program.
This year we decided to give you a surprise. After breakfast we asked you to close your eyes and then we gave you two more calendars – the Star Wars and the Littlest Pet Shop. You were very excited!

 

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Jul på Tjolöholm

Nu har vi fått en första dos julstämning i form av “Jul på Tjolöholms slott”. Julmarknad i slottsmiljö, inte helt fel en helt vanlig onsdag!

Vi myste, tittade på hantverk och smakade på lokalproducerade delikatesser (hej marsipancigarrer från Bräutigams!). Fikade på slottet och tittade på eldshow. Insöp atmosfären. Tänk att vi nu börjar gå in i juletider!

 

Hade jag bara haft ett par centimeter till i takhöjd så hade den här granen fått flytta in till jul…

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Dimman och havet, del två

Ett år senare kör jag del två… men det är ok va?

Just nu vilar kameran en hel del. Det är nog det här med mörkret. Det är så det brukar vara, i alla fall för mig. Men vilken tur att man kan botanisera bland sina överfyllda hårddiskar. För det finns en massa där som jag liksom inte hunnit bloggat. Så vad spelar det för roll att det var ett år sen, jag gillar ju bilderna likväl. Så det får bli Dimman och havet, del två.

Inte oväntat gillar jag översta bilden mest. Helt oarrangerad. I väntan på “att mamma ska ta kort”. Den hamnar nog på en vägg nära mig snart.

 

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Fågelskådning

Från tanke till handling gick det snabbt. Fågelbordet stod på plats redan dagen efter blåmesens besök i lavendeln. Och fåglarna hittade dit med en gång! Man skulle nog kunna säga att vi härmed har skaffat oss en ny familjehobby. Fågelskådning genom köksfönstret. Riktigt kul är det att till frukosten spana in vilka småfåglar som är på besök. Hittills har vi räknat in blåmes, talgoxe och pilfink. Imorse fick vi också se nötväckan. Spännande värre!

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