So... It's the day before Christmas in Norway. Usually refered to as "little Christmas Eve".. I don't think this day has a name of its own in English.. but then again most English speakers celebrate on December 25 and not 24. We've all travelled to Grandpa's house and settled in... and done the traditional decorating!
Yesterday Mom baked some gingerbread cookies. Actually they're not completely the same, but not too different. Norwegian ones (pepperkaker meaning pepper cookies(cakes)) just tend to contain more spices.
Tonight the humans decorated (rather quick and not too elaborate.. lol..) a little house, too! It's all rather exotic looking with elephant and crocodiles... Mom likes her cookie cutters and tend to collect the weird shapes...
God jul = Merry Christmas
Remember we told you Grandpa has a REAL tre - that is still alive? It's been out on his terrace all summer and is now in during winter.. Ha ha.. How cool is that? It's still a pretty tiny tree, though, but we don't mind too much. Mom mumbled something about it being nice having it up on the table where none of us furkids will destroy anything.. Hmmm...
Isn't it looking rather cute when it's decorated? It's just in a plain black plastic pot so Mom put som alu foil around it (and when decorating it tied some decor, too) to make it look pretty(ier) on the table.
Now we're about to head off for bed. Technically it's after midnight and allready Christmas Eve (in the morning.. ironically..). Tomorrow morning mom and auntie will be getting stockings! Haha... They were so annoying when they were kids Grandpa and Grandma continued giving stockings after they lived in Canada to get some peace and quiet while doing preparations. And they still do - with fruit, candy and perpaps one of Norways many Christmas cartoon magazines.
I hope you're all doing great and apologize for not visiting you all nearly enough... It's just hard to get time in on the computer with all the stuff going on.