Thursday, December 28, 2006

Around Christmas

Christmas Eve

is the most important Family gathering in Norway.
After the Christmas Cakes, we buy the Christmas tree. The light you see, is from the vendors security reflexes, which almost everybody uses here in Norway.
Anna decorating the tree
In short, I picked up my son Niklas and his son (yes, my grandson) and all the xMas gifts in downtown Oslo, then went over to the other side of the city, to pick up presents, food and cakes at my borthers place and then pick up Ingelin and Solvi and drive back to Oslo south. Niklas ski-weekend before xMas ended up with a broken foot for him, so he walked on crutches. Then the ladies and I went to Church at 4 pm (we arrived at 4:05 pm). Not a single chair left open. Had a good time in church, then drove home to prepare the Christmas Dinner.
At 5:15 pm my mother, brother and old friend F, arrived. Then we thought everybody were present. But this time no. We got a surprise. A very pleasant one.

Above: Christmas cards from Friends and Family
Down: Christmas plate handpainted by Anna

More to come. The surprise etc.
PS. Happy New Year



Blogger Lynn said...

I can't wait till the rest of the story!

December 29, 2006 8:52 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You have me sitting on the edge of my chair!!! Who is the surprise...? Tune in next time....! (lol)

December 29, 2006 10:35 am  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful xmas! And keeping us curious like that isn't nice! ha ha!

Annas xmas plates looks really great, she is good at it :-)

You made me even more curious by your comment on going on a Harry tour today, so I had to look it up in your blog! *lol*

Neither I or Mr L has never heard of that expression until now. Interesting.

We're going out on a Harry tour today too :-)

Have a hilarious happy end of 2006 and beginning of 2007 both you, Anna and the rest of your family!

December 29, 2006 12:30 pm  
Anonymous Lisa said...

You have a very fine tree there, Tor and it appears that Anna is doing an excellent job with the decorations.

Her painted plate is lovely, she has a good talent for it.

December 30, 2006 1:34 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I love your Christmas Eve tradition, Tor. This is what Christmas is all about!

January 02, 2007 8:17 pm  
Blogger Wendz said...

What the heck are 'security reflexes'? Curious.

January 05, 2007 8:58 pm  
Blogger TorAa said...

@Wendz: That's any kind of remedy that reflexes light. You post it to your clothings with the purpose to be seen by drivers in the dark. Half of the Year it's very dark from early afternoon to late morning this far north.

January 05, 2007 11:48 pm  

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