As grown ups there aren't many times when you can sit down at a table full of glue, paint and sparkling things and are told to go nuts. Why is this fun only reserved for kids?? I think this is
something that should be remedied so to decorate our new "big" tree and to celebrate Saint Nicholas Day I enlisted the help of some friends to make ornaments.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
On a mission to get a bit fitter, Matt and I got bikes as our Christmas presents to each other this year (early Christmas present). I forgot how fun bikes can be and how quickly stationary objects come out of nowhere. I hate the helmet but you get fined here is you don't wear one. I look like a giant pink q-tip but my bike's so cute it doesn't matter.
The Swedish Church in Toorak holds a Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar every year. It was so much fun! There were loads of stalls with Scandinavian ornaments and clothing. There was even a St Lucia parade with carol singing. There were also a ton of tall, blonde people.
We tried a few new things, i.e. who knew there was a "Danish Style" hot dog?? It has roumalade, mustard, fried onions and pickled cucumber and was very yummy. We also tried a Scandanavian Christmas favorite called JulMust. It's a seasonal soda made from hops and barley. When the JulMust comes out Coca-Cola sales drop in Scandinavia by 50%. It tastes like a bit like a lighter flavored rootbeer.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I think I get homesick the most during holiday times. When the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was shown on the news here I started blubbering all over the place. Luckily, once a year Matt's sister, Rebecca is nice enough to let me invade her kitchen and have Thanksgiving. Luke and Natarsha helped put out the turkeys and napkins to make everything festive.