söndag 26 december 2010

Christmas in Sweden

















We left Paphos on the 21st of December at a temperature of +22 degrees and arrived in Copenhagen some hours later at -20 - and although we knew - we were almost in a "cold chock" freezing to death waiting for the very delayed train supposed to take us to Sweden and Lund.

We spent some hours at the airport in Copenhagen and finally we managed to enter one of the most crowded trains - taking us to Lund where our oldest son André waited for us with warm cloths.

We spent Wednesday shopping Christmas presents and after that we gave all our attention to our children Jannicke, André, Mark ande Filip together with husband Tobbe, wife Hanna-Fia and girlfriend Åsa and our "fantastic" grandchildren Embla, Wilhelm, Tuva-Li and Toril!

On the 24th of December - what we celebrate in Sweden - we met all of them together with their respecives´ families and we had a GREAT time. Some pictures....

The fantastic "Pepparkakshuset" was made by Filip´s girlfriend Åsa - who as a physician calculated ever step mathematically. The result is stunning!

Mark´s wife Hanna-Fia is the most energetique person I ever met. Look at her in the kitchen!

fredag 17 december 2010

Christmas Coral Singing with Ed & Trish






We met at Trish´s and Ed´s place to sing Christmas songs outdoors and we had a lovely night. However - we missed the snow that all Sweden has too much of - to get the real Christmas feeling ....

But Cyprus is OK also for singing Christmas songs ....

måndag 13 december 2010

"Lussebak" in Paphos



This morning - on the Swedish "Lucia day" I woke up early and went up o bake the Swedish "Lussekatter" with saffron. I did miss when the chilren were small and we all sang Christmas songs in the morning for daddy Sven serving new-baked "Lussekatter".

lördag 11 december 2010

Kari´s birthday party on Gladan







We celebrtated Kari´s 55th birthday together with friends on Gladan in the habour yesterday - because now "winter" has reached also Cyprus... Some photos of the event. It was a tremendous afternoon!

lördag 4 december 2010

Christmas in Paphos


It is not easy to get the real "Christmas feeling" when the weather is sunny and we have 25 degrees during the days - taking swims in the pool.... But we have lightened our Christmas tree and went to a Christmas party yesterday so slowly, slowly we do understand! Siga, siga....

Of course we will have it when we arrive in Sweden the 21st of December after having received reports of snow - lots of snow - and very cold weather. Brrrr!