Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winterwonderland it's cold outside. Yesterday it was a whopping minus 69 F or minus 21 Celsius! Winter has definitively arrived here in the beautiful city of Sandefjord.
I am thinking about starting to decorate the house a bit. Since we won't be having a tree ( lack of space ) I am thinking about having tons of candles and other items I have collected from all over the world. I really have to contain myself when I'm out shopping now since I can not pass on any shop that offers christmas decorations. Said lack of space is a major issue. We will have to be on the lookout for a new place in the coming year.
Today I am baking gingerbread cookies. Brings me back to my childhood, growing up in the south of Germany. We always visited these lovely christmas markets that are very common in Germany. The smell of freshly baked gingerbread, roasting chestnuts and sugar glazed almonds really is magical.

The view into the yard from our porch this morning

This year I will be giving homemade presents to friends and family such as Linzertorte, different cookies,chocolates and jam. 
I will take some pictures of my finished products and post them sometime in the next few days along with some recipes.

Backyard view this morning

The Harbour in Sandefjord, taken yesterday.

On another topic: I am working on new items. Not sure if I will be able to post them before sunday since I have quite a workload that needs to be finished by friday.
The incredibly high silver prices really make me grinch. I really hope they will come down soon. However, I think this is a great time for me to challenge myself to come up with fun and innovative designs using my silver scraps. I have a couple of super cool earrings in the works. Can't wait to show them off.

Here's to wishing each one of you a very warm and cozy wednesday!

Thanks for reading!



Carol B said...

Dang... that is cold. It would take me 6 months to warm up from that kind of weather. I have a space heater going and it's 55 outside. :) (That's Texas for you.)

Echoes of Norway said...

Hehehe... I can relate to that. I used to live in Vancouver, Canada for a few years and got pretty spoiled with decend weather all through the winter months. Took me a while to get used to even a few degrees minus here in Norway. I hear from locals that this kind of intense cold is unusual. Let's hope!
Keep warm! :-)

MoonRae said...

I too live in Texas(far west) and it's 73 degrees here today...I can't even imagine how cold it is in your "neck of the woods" hehehe
Happy Holidays