2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Good bye Christmas, hello New year’s eve!

So, my families big Christmas get together is finally over, and I am back home, where it’s still sort of Christmas and now we’re looking forward to New year’s eve.   This is how our Christmas tree looked after the cat plaid in it and made it fall It’s colder now, and while the snow didn’t […]

We’re so ready for Christmas!

So far we’ve been on the island for 3 days. We’re four of my five siblings and I and some of our children and partners, 12 people all in all. We’ve been out several times and have filled our cars with food and drink, so now the fridge is full and all the cupboards too. […]

Happy fourth Sunday in the Advent

My youngest daughter Lise and I are celebrating Christmas together with my sisters and brothers and their families this year, and like last year, when we celebrated Christmas together with my oldest daughter Julie and her boyfriend Per and Lises and Julies father and his wife and her daughter and son in law, we rented […]

Only your phantasy sets the limit

Braiding traditional Scandinavian Christmas hearts can be as simple as braiding two times two loops of paper into each other.     (found at fest-tips.dk) Or you can make it a bit more complicated and cut your papers into as many loops as you can handle.  (found at chatbreak.dk) If you would like to make it more […]

Classic braided Christmas heart

  Most Scandinavian Christmas trees are decorated with this kind of homemade hearts. Please click to enlarge the picture (not my picture) The classic Christmas heart is made from two pieces of paper (a white one and a red one) and a handle – the handle is the only part that has to be glued […]

A light in the dark

In my part of the world the sun today went up at 8.31 AM and down at 3.34 PM. That means we had 7 hours 3 minutes of daylight and 16 hours 57 minutes of darkness. In 10 days, on December 21rst, on the shortest day and longest night of the year, the sun will […]

About white Italians, Sussex, Danish country and a lot of eggs

It looks like keeping the Sussex rooster is a success. No more crowing at 1:30 AM, no more bullying, no more bad behavior all in all. It’s nice to see how friendly and well behaved poultry can be towards each other. Since we slaughtered all the faverolles the other day our rooster has become new […]