hot chocolate with whipped cream, cinnamon and gingerbread cookies on the side
I know, it’s not even November but the truth is, I get into Christmas mode in mid to late October. The thing is though, that in Sweden we don’t get crazy when it comes to decorations and since I live with my parents – no abundantly sparkly Christmas for Carolina. I know, sad right? And about the picture; in my defence, the cream looked a lot less like shaving foam when I started photographing it, but since these were the last pictures I took, it had caved in slightly… Oops ;) And since I don’t like whipped cream unless it’s the stuff that comes out of a can (I know, that can’t be normal), it just is the way it is.
Some Christmas favourites
Music album: On Christmas Night by Cherish the Ladies
Song: The Castle of Dromore (hence the title) and The Little Drummer Boy
Food: My grandmother’s Christmas candy (that qualifies as food, right?) and Christmas ham with home made whisky mustard
Type of ornament: Probably gnomes and angels
Place to celebrate: On Gotland (an island outside the east coast of Sweden) where my mother is from, it’s just so magical. The snow doesn’t turn grey as quickly as it does here in the city and my grandmother’s food is brilliant too. And it brings back a lot of childhood memories since I’ve spent almost every Christmas there since I was born.
Book to read: Jane Eyre or fairytale collections – this year I think I’m going to go through some by the Brothers Grimm
To bake: Sugar cookies in fun shapes – although this year I might try to make some Christmas cupcakes
Not to mention the shopping and giving of gifts, walking in the city and looking at the window displays and the lights, Santa Claus and an endless array of other things.
Happy October everyone and I hope I’m not the only one looking forward to Christmas!