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Advent 4th 2011 - Finally Snow!
December 18, 2011 8:38 PM



Today we drove from Karlskrona to Stockholm, because we will fly to Miami from there tomorrow morning. Yay! And on the road to Stockholm today I finally I got to see some snow here in Sweden! :p

Advent 4th 2011 - Finally Snow!
On the road to Stockholm.

Although I will be on vacation I do plan to keep blogging as often as I can. I will also try to post photos and updates via my Facebook page at: ropcorn and Twitter at: ropcorn. And I will do my best to reply to comments, e-mails and so on as often as possible during my trip.

Now even though I do look forward to the actual vacation, I am not a big fan of flying... Yikes! Not my favourite part of traveling. I particularly do not like the take off and landing, I do not mind being up in the air though. But I am sure I will survive... So next time, if everything goes as planned, I will be blogging from Miami in Florida, USA! :p

/A.L


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Advent 3rd 2011 - Christmas Bake Gingerbread
December 11, 2011 5:35 PM



Today is Advent 3rd here in Sweden, wahoo! So today my dog Lisen and I went to my mum's to do some Christmas baking, more specifically we baked gingerbread. Yummy!!! And fun. Also because I have had a few very hectic days up until today it was very nice to just do some baking and relax a bit. Therefore today has been, and still is, a truly lovely Advent Sunday indeed. :-)

Below are some photos from our Advent 3rd Sunday Christmas Bake.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
My sister taking a nibble out of the gingerbread dough.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
Gotta have some different shapes.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
Rolling with me sis.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
And getting into the Christmas bake spirit.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
Rabbit.

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
We want some too!!! Doggies Lisen and Diva hoping we will drop some gingerbread...

Christmas Bake Gingerbread
My sister making Lisen work for a piece of gingerbread dough.

Christmas Bake GingerbreadAnd the finish product, our home made gingerbread. :p

/A.L


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Advent 2nd 2011 - A Visit To Bubbetorps Farm Old Style Christmas Market
December 4, 2011 9:01 PM



Today we celebrate the second Advent Sunday of four here in Sweden. So I thought it was a perfect day to visit a traditional old style Christmas market nearby. More specifically the Christmas market I visited was located at a big farm called Bubbetorps Farm, about 5 kilometers from where I live. Now of course I brought my camera, and I took A LOT OF photos! Lol!

Below are some of the photos I took at Bubbetorps Farm Old Style Christmas Market earlier today.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Welcome
Welcome!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Adorable Donkeys
There were a lot of super cute animals at the Christmas market! Like these adorable donkeys.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Adorable Donkeys
Who were very popular indeed!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Lovely Little Pony
As was this lovely little pony.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Cool Alpacas
Some a bit more unusual animals I saw at the farm were these cool alpacas.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Cool Alpacas
Who seemed pretty relaxed.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Horses In Action
I also saw these wonderful horses in action while I was there.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Good Old Style Transportation
Ahh, some good old style transportation.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Beautiful Dog
Dogs were of course also allowed to visit the Christmas market. And I just thought this one had the kindest eyes, such a beautiful dog indeed.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Hey Santa
Hey Santa!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Hey Mr. Bzzz Bee
Hey Mr...ehum Bzzz Bee. Well, he was a nice bee who offered everyone a taste of his Swedish honey.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Cheese Tasting
We were all also very welcome to taste these different cheeses at the Christmas market.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Salmon Tasting
As well as cold smoked and cured salmon.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Moose TastingBubbetorps Christmas Market - Deer Tasting
Even bites of cured moose beef (left) and deer sausage (right) were offered at the Christmas market.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Christmas goodies
There were also a lot of sweet Christmas goodies for sale, like these ones!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Christmas Goodies
Though I think they were almost too pretty to eat... well, almost! Hehe.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Ginger Bread Cookies
I would not have been able to wait until Lucia, December 13th, to eat these pretty ginger bread cookies!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Candied Apples
Candied apples were also for sale at the Christmas market. ALMOST a healthy snack. :p

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Candied Almonds
Just like candied almonds. :p

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Huge Christmas Tree
Huge Christmas tree!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Christmas Goats
Where perhaps these cute Christmas goats came from?

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Lady Santa Keeping A Watchful Eye
Lady Santa was keeping a watchful eye over the Christmas market.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Christmas Inspired Handicrafts
And inside Lady Santa's house, Christmas inspired handicrafts were for sale.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Christmas Inspired Handicrafts
God Jul - Merry Christmas!

Bubbetorps Christmas Market - Fire Barrel
Fire barrels were placed all around the farm so you could keep warm.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market
But, after a couple of hours it was finally time for me to go home.

Bubbetorps Christmas Market
So farewell Bubbetorps Farm Christmas Market! I had a great visit, and perfect weather too! Thank you!

/A.L


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Advent 1st 2011 - Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
November 27, 2011 7:47 PM



Today we celebrate the first Advent Sunday of four here in Sweden. To me this means lighting the first candle of four in my Advent candlestick, eating rice porridge for breakfast and putting up Christmas decorations. Also every year while I am decorating I bring out a special blinking lights Santa Hat that has been remade to fit my dog Lisen, who absolutely hate to wear it! Lol! But I just have to mess with her a little bit every year by forcing her to wear it at least long enough for me to take a photo of her. And this year our Santa Hat photo session took place in the very stormy weather outside on my balcony.

So without further ado I give you - Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather:

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
Hey, take a photo then.

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
I wonder if I get a treat efter this? Mmm...

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
Hellooo! Where is my treat!?

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy WeatherDog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
No treat = No more hat on my furry head!

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
Hah!!!

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
Yeah, I hope the wind blow you far, far away dumb hat!

Dog vs Santa Hat In Stormy Weather
Bye, bye.

A few minutes later...

Advent 1st 2011
Oh man... She brought it back in...

By the way, Lisen did get a treat when we got back in. :-) Happy 1st Advent everyone!

/A.L


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