First Sunday of Advent

A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright; A candle of Hope in December’s dark night. While angels sing blessings from heav’n’s starry sky Our hearts we prepare now, for Jesus is nigh.

My advent calendar

In November, I got the bright idea that I would make my own advent calendar this year. Instead of being sensible about it, and looking for 24 useful things, as some would, I bought 24 different candies that I either remembered from my childhood or that I never had tried – and wrapped those up.… Continue reading My advent calendar

Good Friday

In Norwegian, this is called Langfredag – directly translated to English – Long Friday. As a kid, I always thought the name was chosen well. It did rather seem to drag on, unlike the rest of the Easter break which went remarkably quick.

Wednesday Want: The House from Home Alone

Home Alone has become a Christmas classic in my family. The house is one of those things that seemed really magical. Not just for its interior decorations (although in the newer pictures, it doesn’t look as all as magical) but for the outside as well. The one thing I recently noticed that doesn’t really make… Continue reading Wednesday Want: The House from Home Alone

My Christmas tree

This year’s Christmas tree. I’m going for the fake option, unlike most in Norway, as I don’t really have the space for a real one.

Norwegian Christmas songs: Vi tenner våre lykter

Marit Larsen, Kråkesølv and the Norwegian Broadcasting Channel’s version of Vi tenner våre lykter. The song is from the television advent calendar, Jul i Skomakergata, which was very popular in the 1980s and 1990s, and I would estimate that quite a lot of 20-30 year olds in Norway know this song. The original behind the… Continue reading Norwegian Christmas songs: Vi tenner våre lykter