Here’s my second Advent weekend in photos. We spent most of it doing our Christmas baking. It was so much fun, I really love baking — I just wish I’d eaten less of the dough. I can never resist, though. :P
But there were other things, too.
It was St. Nicholas Day on Friday. What happens is that in the evening on the 5th, there is St. Nicholas with some angels and devils walking among people (or, alternatively, standing on a stage) and St. Nick asks the kids to say a poem or sing a song and when they do, they get some treats. The angels are helping, the devils are trying to spoil everything and catch all the naughty kids, stuff them in a bag and take them to hell but of course the goody-two-shoes brigade don’t let them. :P
I wish they’d get some new decorations. It’s the same every year for as long as I can remember.
Also on Friday, we had this superb raspberry and chocolate pie for pudding. I just had to take a photo of it even though I didn’t make it. (It came from my favourite vegetarian bistro.)
And I saw my friends in the evening, after a very very long time.
Back home, we finally made the first eggnog of the season.
And we used it to make snowballs for the first time ever.
This was the beginning of all the baking.
Ha! Result! They’re not finished yet but still, it’s not a bad day’s work, eh?
These are my favourite.
And these make your house smell of vanilla. It’s heaven.
Also I took my mum skating. It was the first time in 20 years she was on the ice — and she handled it fabulously. She said she couldn’t wait to go again.
She looks so pretty and happy on the ice! Ice skating suits her.
Meanwhile, I worked on my spiral (it’s definitely improving) and some other stuff.
I want my own ice rink for Christmas. :P
Admittedly, some less pleasant things happened last week/weekend but I’m resolved to keep the Christmas spirit alive by trying to be as positive as possible and not let anything ruin it. It’s hard sometimes, but it’s so worth it!
How was your second Advent weekend?