Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good bye, 2011!


Last day 2011. Linda, me and three kids. The plan was to join an other group climbing the highest mountain in the country (on their way back, of course).

Suddenly it was too cold, too foggy, too windy, subsequently too dark, too far, we were too frozen and too exhausted.

Fortunately, at an altitude of 1349 meters above sea level, we could found our savior!  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Birds in cages

A perfect morning (nearly)

We had great fun this morning learning letters and organizing an animal race. Nearly perfect...I just have to displace the inhalator working night and day and the diy haircut;-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

St. Lucia

Although I like very much the Scandinavian tradition of the crown with candles, we celebrate the feast of Saint Lucia according to traditions of our country of origin. Anyway, I imagine my daughers in white, carrying the candles on their heads - it will come one day, for sure!

In our tradition, St. Lucia alias "Lucka" symbolises light and purity. She comes into the house after sunset dressed in white, with her face dusted with flour, a wooden spoon in one hand and a bell in the other. She goes through the house and checks whether it is tidy. Mess can make her very angry!
While the children played upstairs with their dad and I went to the grocery store, there was Lucka in the house. She rang the bell and  went straight to the children's room to controll if everything is clean (fortunately, we cleaned the room today, such a coincidence!) The children could see her from the stairs and dad made a picture of her so I can post it.
It seems like Lucka was satisfied - she left a gift in the room:

What a beautiful book!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Coco goodness

4 egg whites
200 g powdered sugar
200 g grated coconut
whisk stiff snow, mix with sugar and coconut, shape small balls and bake them till they become "pink"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mikuláš, the devil and angels

This evening we were at friend's place waiting for Mikuláš.

Some of us were a bit scared...
...mainly because of this guy on the left, the inferno in persona.

Mikuláš knows everything! He reads from the book of sins.

Now it is our turn. Angels are here too....
...with their wicker baskets full of goodness!