Hey, I survived the weekend! Hope you all did too 😀
I had a nice and calm Christmas at Markus parents. It was just me and Markus, his sister and parents. And the dog. The cat stayed with a friend for the weekend and the snake was home alone.

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

The tree + presents. On the wall is a photo of Markus as a kid 🙂

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

We had a traditional dinner consisting of gravlax (raw spiced salmon a.k.a. most delicious food in the history of foods), various types of pickled herring, beetroot salad, patés, christmas ham, meatballs, sausages and Janssons Frestelse (big glass tray) which is sort of a casserole made with potatoes and anchovies. If you’re living here it helps if you like fish, which I do.

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011
Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

I must have been unusually good this year since I got some pretty amazing gifts 😀
Markus gave me a Nintendo Wii with Mario Kart AND the Harry Potter movie box! Markus parents gave me a sewing machine, which is something I’ve wanted for some time now. My life will be so much easier from now on! Markus sister gave me a deck of Tarot cards. I got a book about Tarot for my birthday this year and I’ve been meaning to buy a deck, but now I have one – and it’s beautiful ^_^

Imaginary Karin - Christmas in Örnsköldsvik 2011

Just have to show you one of the presents I gave Markus! It’s a Star Wars bath robe made to look like the Emperors robe, with the emblem of the Galactic Empire on the chest XD The store had a Jedi version too, but Markus thinks the dark side is cooler so… evil black it is.

On Christmas Day (Sweden celebrates on the 24th) we went to the movies to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It was… weird, but I’ll post about that later. Sunday we went bowling with some of Markus relatives, which was lots of fun. All in all it was a good weekend, I’m more than pleased 🙂