The mandatory holiday post!

I would probably violate some unwritten blogging law if I don’t write one of these posts, so I better get mine done ;)

So… Christmas.
Me and Markus went to his parents in Örnsköldsvik on the 22nd. Bus ride was crazy, the bus was totally crammed with people and outside we had a full-fledged blizzard going on :crazy: But we managed to get there in one piece anyway.
But other than that, and a minor accident when a kettle boiled over and we got melted fat all over (and behind) the stove, we had a very relaxed Christmas. It was just me and Markus, his parents, his sister and her boyfriend. We had a lovely dinner, exchanged gifts, played games and just generally had a good time.

Imaginary Karin - Zaphod opening presents
Zaphod opening presents

Zaphod got presents to, he even got to open them himself. I’ve been giving him cardboard boxes with treats hidden in them for years (great mental activity for dogs btw) so he knows how to open packages. He got dried pig ears and a whole box of liver treats. Win! :D

Imaginary Karin - Christmas 2009 food
Various herrings, gravlax, brawn etc.

Christmas dinner, in case anyone’s interested, was made up of Christmas ham, raw spiced salmon (my favourite), meat balls, spare ribs, Janssons Frestelse (scalloped potato casserole with anchovies), brawn, boiled eggs, about 4 different types of pickled herring and lots of other good stuff.

Imaginary Karin - Christmas 2009 mess
Present opening = mess

Gift-wise I got a gift voucher for the movie theatre, bronze ear rings, snow flake ear rings, snake skin bracelet, a Dolce & Gabbana t-shirt (omg, I’ve never owned any designer clothes!),  a cake plate and money. Mostly money actually. Which is actually my favourite type of gift, that way I can buy myself anything I want :)

On Christmas Day (In Sweden we do all the celebration on Christmas Eve) we all went to see Avatar. It was amazing(!), but I’ll save the review for a later post. Good thing I got that gift voucher too ;)

And then… we haven’t done anything really. We’re still at his parents, having a nice and calm vacation. We won’t go home until Saturday, so we’ll spend New Year’s Eve here too. Apparently we’re going to a party with some of Markus’ old school friends. It will probably be great, I love his friends and think of them as mine too :)

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and that you will have a Happy New Year, wherever you are :heart: See you on the other side!


  1. 31 December 2009

    Oh wow… treats in boxes? That’s pretty genius. I shall have to try that sometime with my golden retriever pooch~! :heart:

    Zaphod is SO cute opening his present.. hahaha

    :rock: Happy New Year, Karin!! *hugs* :heart: :D

  2. 1 January 2010

    Mmm, your Christmas dinner sounds delicious. I’ve never tried raw spiced salmon before, but it sounds delicious!

  3. 2 January 2010

    The cute doggy getting presents is so cute! :yay: And all the food looks very yummy :P

    Happy Holidays! ;)

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