Christmas Day and some Pictures

First of all, a Merry Christmas or a happy whatever other seasonal holiday you may celebrate.

We’ve had some more snow overnight. This is the first time since the 1980s that we’ve had snow on all three days of Christmas (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

This was another quiet day. For lunch, we had pork curry, as every year. The recipe is the same curry that was served aboard the vessels of the shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd. It’s still one of my favourite foods.

And now for some photos behind the cut:

Christmas tree

This is our Christmas tree in all its glory, complete with lit candles. I even managed to procure 100% beeswax candles this year. Unfortunately, the flash in my camera is too bright, which somewhat ruins the atmosphere.

Christmas tree detail

Here is a closeup of the tree. Some of the ornaments date from the 1960s and are fragile as hell. Also note the lit candles.


Wrapped presents, mine. I won the unwrapped books in this giveaway at the Paperback Writer blog and since they arrived two days before Christmas, I decided to put them under the tree as well.


More wrapped presents. These are my parents’. The plate in the middle contains crocheted Christmas cookies.

Crochet Christmas Cookies

And here’s a close-up view of the crochet Christmas cookies I made.

Unwrapping presents

That’s me, unwrapping presents.

Unwrapped Presents

And here’s a look at my presents. I’m really looking forward to digging into those books. If you look closely, you can also see the two antique figurines I bought this Tuesday.

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3 Responses to Christmas Day and some Pictures

  1. Estara says:

    My mum had no real candles on the the tree for the first time this year. It’s just getting to be too much of a hassle for her. The artificial ones looked quite nice too, though.

  2. Estara says:

    I might want to add lovely wrapping and cookies ^^.

  3. Cora says:

    My Mom is the one who insists on having real candles. When I was very young, we didn’t have artificial lights at all, because my Mom thought they were crass, until we brought back one of the first strings of smaller artificial lights from the US.

    Also glad you like the cookies and the wrappings. 🙂

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