Driving Home for Christmas

Everything is packed, my suitcase is full of pretty things and I am in real holiday feeling – I’m going home to Austria for Christmas! But before I disappear completely into the wonderful world of Christmas…

Merry Christmas – God Jul – Hyvää Joulua – Frohe Weihnachten 🙂


Christmas isn’t Christmas without Cookies, Part 4

Okay, now I’m really done with baking! Here comes the last of the recipes that I’ve tried – successfully I would say – this year: Anise Cookies 🙂  Continue reading

Christmas isn’t Christmas without Cookies, Part 3

One of the most Swedish Christmas traditions is to bake pepparkakor – ginger bread cookies 🙂 For me, those are the best cookies to bake because I get to use all my great cookie cutters… Continue reading

O Tannenbaum

Red, green and white are my favorite Christmas colors, they spend so much warmth and cosiness… and  if the snow takes its time again, the white makes up for it 😉

It is still two weeks to go to Christmas, but it’s never too early to get everything ready for it. So, yesterday we went to get our Christmas tree (by public transport – people look like they’ve never seen trees before, when you carry one through almost the whole city and into a bus – big thanks to Joonas for the carrying). Continue reading

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …

… it’s Christmas Time, finally! So from now on it’s Christmas cookies, Christmas presents, Christmas decoration, Christmas markets, Christmas punch, Christmas calendar, Christmas baking, Christmas everything 🙂

And what could be more fitting for December 1st than the most amazing, self-made Christmas calendar from my mum! Although I’m already more than quarter of a century old, I still get a Christmas calendar from here every year 🙂 Continue reading