I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…


… just like the one I ‘never knew’…


I’m from a tropical country in the South hemisphere, which means Christmas was always extremely hot and poor Santa always dripping in sweat on that red suit of his.

Then I moved to latitude 47.6 N and even with that we had only one white Christmas in the past 16 years that I’ve been living here.

This year we’re seeing snow a bit more often, though. It’s not even close to being much snow, and once it stops it also starts to go away, so the snow today may not make it until tomorrow night, but who knows?…

Maybe we’ll have a white Christmas this year???




Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…


We have never been too much of turkey eaters. So our holidays, both Thanksgiving and Christmas, always feature some ham too.

Then, earlier this year my kids met a live turkey on a farm and decided that turkeys are definitely not for eating.

So the ham, that has always been the preferred choice anyways, became even stronger in the liking. Just need to keep them away from live piggies… 😉


This post was written in response to the Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge

This past weekend my daughters and I put the Christmas tree up and lighted!

Here’s out three topper.

I bought this one several years ago (before the kids were even born) and it’s still resisting…

I like it because it lights up and also because of the colors that come out from the light reflecting on the translucent plastic.




This post was written in response to Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge.
With this challenge, Hugh will donate £1 to The Dogs Trust for every Christmas Tree Topper photo that is posted on Planet Blog up to a maximum of £250.
The challenge is open until Tuesday 5th January 2016 and he will publish a post on Twelfth Night, January 6th, showcasing everybody who participated in the challenge and letting us all know how much we all managed to raise.