Our lovely days in the woods are now over and it’s time to go back to reality again. Christmas have been wonderful and we can’t wait for the real Christmas with the whole family.
First night we decorated Gingerbread cookies to hang in the window for decoration during our stay. Everyone enjoyed it and made some beautiful creations. The focus was on top, as you might see on the pictures.
The morning after we got up really early for a few hours drive to a big wholesale store. We did find a few Christmas gifts and some things to M’s apartment. I don’t know any other guy that would go there voluntarily, and not complain once! M is kind of great, I must say.
For dinner we made a traditional Swedish Christmas table. Or sort of, we took a few of our favorites that was doable at the time. Meatballs, sausages, eggs with mayonnaise and shrimps, potatoes, mackerel in tomato sauce, beetroot salad… And of course a few picks of candy with chocolate, oranges and marshmallows shaped like tiny Santas. It all tasted like Christmas is supposed to do. We only missed the ham, and the meatballs should be home made. And all of Grandma’s cookies.
After dinner we played the Christmas gift game. In case you haven’t heard about it I’ll run the rules quite quick. Every contestant bring one, or a few gifts, for a given amount of money. They should be wrapped nicely. It’s more fun to see everyone fight over your gift. Everyone around the table takes turn to throw a dice, a six and you get to pick a gift. Do NOT open now! When all gifts are taken, one person sets an alarm clock on a secret time (usually around 15 minutes or so, depending on how many people taking part). The dice keeps walking around, but now when you get a six you get to steal a gift from someone else. When the alarm rings you get to keep the gifts you’ve won.
We finished of with some hot chocolate before we went to bed, and today it was time to go home and work for a few hours. Overall it couldn’t have been better. It was so relaxing and, I think, very much needed for all of us, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some sort of mini-Christmas again before it’s time to celebrate for real.
Hope you enjoyed reading about our little celebration!