It has become somewhat of a tradition in our family to go for a walk or a stroll after lunch on Christmas Day. This year, Karl and I took Stella for a walk round town. Christmas Day was mighty cold for Reykjavik, the weather bureau recorded -9.7°C at noon on Christmas Day! A vast difference […]
The house is filled with the sweet smell of November rain mingled with the perfume of the Mock Orange. The street is filled with the soft patter of rain drops, the Four Tops from next door and the sound of whistles and yelling carrying up the hill from the netball. The makings of Christmas presents […]
or whatever you wish to call January 6. Le Sigh. Yesterday was all of those so the house was de-Christmased. The living room looks quite bare now. This little chap has been packed away for another Christmas. Yep we run an Icelandic Christmas straight out of the late 70s here. Love his little elfish face. As have these […]
For as long as I can remember, Christmas Eve afternoon has been marked with a pretty afternoon tea and Mahalia Jackson on the record player. She can sing like no one else can.
But then I’m not Norwegian, so thankfully I’m not battling a butter shortage whilst trying to make sure I have seven types of Christmas biscuits. I really feel for those poor Norwegians, not been able to make all your normal Christmas baked goods because there is no butter, tragic. I’ve made Loftkökur, Sugar Biscuits, Christmas […]
I’ve been wondering for a couple of weeks if you were able to get holly from the florist at this time of year in Australia, I did a bit of googling but nothing conclusive came up. Last Saturday, I rang the local florist (Northside Flower Market) and asked if they were able to obtain holly […]