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Location: Rjukan, Telemark, Norway

I am 55, have two girls aged 18and 21.I am Norwegian and my husband is Canadian and we lived in Ontario,Canada for 8 years.For the last 15years we have lived in my hometown in Norway.I am a teacher and I work full time. We have a dog, Emma. She is a brown labrador. Our town is spectacular; situated in a deep valley right by a high mountain.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Second Sunday of Advent

Here is our little Santa Village. We set it up for the 1. Sunday in Advent, but I am so busy I have no time to blog even though I love doing it. I will post some of the pictures I've taken over the past two weeks tonight, though! But some of them will have to wait until Christmas is over because it is presents in the making here! Not by far as many as i had planned, mind you. I had to lower my ambitions A LOT since B's accident.
B is home from the hospital on the weekends now, we all love it and we expect him to come home for good next weekend...
He can get up and down the stairs now so it's all getting better.

I was able to make some merengues for Christmas yesterday. Finally some baking around here....

And here are some Christmas ornaments I made for the tree on Saturday night in front of the television.. I had some wall paper books that was given to us at school from the paint store a loooong time ago. Brought a few sheets home and made these..

My Christmas decorated window in the dining room section:

I bought almonds to make marzipan about three weeks ago... still hasn't gotten around to peel and dry them... Well, Christmas will come wether I've done it or not.
My friend who lives in Japan usually are coming home tomorrow. i'm so looking forward to see her!
Tuesday my school has "Julebord" for all the students and teachers. We all dress up nicely, eat good food (we have hired a chef and grade 7 will help him), one of the kids will be the toastmaster, grade 1 -3 have made a speech for the girls and one for the boys and also a speech to say thanks to the cooks..
We will have games afterwards and the last hour will be a dance for the oldest students (gr. 5 -7)
Wednesday we are attending a thing at my youngest daughter's school: All the 350 students gather in the gym, each class presents something that has to do with Christmas and the gym is usually crowded with parents and siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents. A nice tradition.
Thursday I take my grade 1 and 2 to the cafe nearby to dress up as Lucias and carry candles and hand out the buns called "lussekatter"and sing the Lucia song. The cafe is run by our students in gr 5 -7.


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