… just in case anybody is interested … here are some impressions of our holiday treats:
xmas apple pie with cinnamon stars
our dinner on christmas eve
regarding dinner, i like the christmas eve tradition of my childhood: we always had a quite simple meal. something like potato salad & sausages. of course i would not eat these any more but i don’t like to spend this evening on creating a complex meal. so we had a salad of red cabbage & oranges, raw burgers, rice for those not eating raw & an abundance of greens & vegetables with a sesame-dip.
in spite of not feeling christmasy at all a few days ago i really have enjoyed these days. & still do. calm, relaxed days. feeling cozy. grateful. time seems to stand still for a while. midwinter. i enjoy being with my kids, playing games, talking, snuggling. spending time with friends. thanks for these wonder-ful days!
although i really don’t like the annual hype about xmas, i absolutely love making the advent calendars for my kids. this year i have even managed to come up with them in time. want to see this year’s version?
advent calendar for my son
advent calendar for my daughter
furthermore i do enjoy decorating our house. i began to do this today, 1st advent … so i don’t have to show much, but there are 24 days left to go on crafting & decorating 🙂
we are going to fill the nativity scene day by day.
advent time snacks
yet another party 🙂
this is how our house looks like:
mice on the stairs
ghosts on the windowsill
bats at the window