Last but not least, here’s the promised selection of images showing what the lead up to Christmas looked like in our house this year: ‘doctored’ Christmas cards (note the Death Star!); yummy baked goodies (Malin is a magical baker); parcels full of gorgeous decorations … Continue readingPre-Christmas 2012
As promised, a mish-mash of some other loveliness from the Christmas I spent in Sweden last year!
When I was little, I was awfully jealous of my friend Louise who always made a gingerbread house with her sister and nan. I used to be enraptured by the brightly coloured sweets covering it when it sat on her kitchen table (both before, … Continue readingChristmas in Sweden 2011, part 5 – Pepparkakshus
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without decorating a Christmas tree!
The day after we arrived in Östergötland the three of us went tramping through the snow to find a Christmas tree! As you can see from the photos below, I did little to help (!) other than providing photographic evidence…
Kungsträdgården (“King’s Garden”) is a park in central Stockholm. During the winter, there is an ice rink! We didn’t skate when we visited last year, but I took a couple of photos of the skaters merrily skating around the statue of Charles XIII (king … Continue readingChristmas in Sweden 2011, part 2 – Kungstradgarden
As we near Christmas, I’m remembering the lovely week I spent in Sweden last year… The week before we left England, I had bought my new camera (Snufkin!) and was feeling extremely snap-happy! Laurence, Malin and I visited Malin’s family in Östergötland for a week, but … Continue readingChristmas in Sweden 2011, part 1 – Gamla Stan