Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Join me for Christmas coffee at the Old Shop

Last year I started a Christmas Cyber tradition and I've been looking forward to this day so much! It's so wonderful to meet you all, both old and new blog friends. When we get inside it's a already people there who are talking English and other languages. We understand that it's refugees from Somalia who are visiting the shop with their Swedish language teacher. It's very exciting to be in the there with so many people from different countries. 

We're watching all the things around us while we're moving slowly so we don't hustle anything. There is so much to admire and some of us also find Christmas presents to family and friends.

My husband is also with us this time and he stops at these old toys. 

It's a long time ago since friends used this for their correspondence.  I guess it took weeks for a letter from Sweden to America than and now just a second for mail ....

It isn't easy to find a place where we all can sit so we have to wait a while. But we have so much to talk about while we're standing there together and finally we can sit down in a cozy corner with a sofa. Some of us prefer coffee and others tea together with a sweet cake. 

As last year the atmosphere is easygoing and hilarious with so many wonderful and interesting peoples. Suddenly I'm sitting there quietly and just listening to all the chat. I look at you and get a very warm feeling inside because I realize that you all means so much to me.


Back outside I thank you all for joining me, but it's time to say good bye. We hug and wish each other
   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas tree from the past, or...

The preparations for Christmas in our house are going quite well. We have already decorated our two trees. The little Christmas tree in our basement has only got some special ornaments this year. Nothing with electric, plastic or glittering.  I just had to play and get the photo an older look. 


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mr Snowman and the rain

It's been raining today so I guess that the snowman doesn't feel so well as yesterday when my daughter made him. A rainy day when it's summer can be really cozy and nice but NOT when it's winter and the snow melts and everything gets gray and dirty.  But I'm optimistic, I think it will be colder and there will be a tomorrow for Mr Snowman.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The snow wasn't far away

Just a day after I made my last post the snow came, only a thin layer on the ground. But I felt that I had to show you the transformed landscape we suddenly got. My wish about the snow came true! I wonder if I also can make a wish about winning some money..... 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Close or far away

This could be a photo taken in springtime, a late night far out in the woods. But everything isn't always what it seems to be. It isn't spring - it's December. It isn't late night - it's lunchtime. Finally the place isn't far out - it's just one part of the schoolyard where I work. I know that you can't see them but I both saw and heard my pupils far away building a hut of sticks.

I think I was a bit mesmerized of the low light on the trees, the shadows and the children activities. I felt so grateful for the job I have and that it's possible to spend breaks between maths and english lessons out in the nature.

Still no snow here but the house has got some more decorations this weekend so I'll guess there will be Christmas some day, and a visit to the Old shop for Christmas coffee. I really hope that there will be snow that day, but the most important thing is that someone will join.

Have a great week!