Tag Archives: christmas

feeling blessed

Sometimes, christmas just happens to be a little bit earlier than expected! This morning, the postman rang and brought us an amazing parcel from Finland – amazing not only in its size but also in its look (seriously, why can’t … Continue reading

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welcome December!

Yesterday first Sunday in Advent, today First of December….christmas time has finally and officially arrived! So has the first cold this winter which has hit not only the little one but also Karsten and myself. We were therefore sneezing our … Continue reading

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christmas market (or: more forerunners of christmas)

Yes. I know. It is only the 22nd of November. We haven’t even had the first Sunday in Advent. Nevertheless, christmas time has officially started in our small Swiss town. This morning, the christmas tree was installed in front of … Continue reading

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forerunners of christmas (or: bringing Saxon traditions to Switzerland)

Sooner or later these beautiful autumn days will come to an end, the days will be even shorter and light will be rare. In Saxony, where my parents live, winter and christmas time are strongly linked to candles and lights … Continue reading

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