Monday, December 29
This year I didn't spend Christmas with my parents in Eastern Finland, but with sister's family in Helsinki instead. It was fun to spend some time with sister, brother-in-law, and little A (who, I must say, was very patient for a long long time when sister and I cooked: there was a pile of presents under the tree, he didn't touch any, although his questions of when were we going to open the presents grew more and more desperate; finally we had to show the poor kid some mercy and open them before the dinner rather than after...*). Though somehow, as much as I like Christmas, they seem to come faster and also be over faster nowadays. Especially now, since I didn't spend the days after Christmas just knitting and enjoying Mum's cooking, as I usually do... Maybe it has something to do with growing up. Sigh.
But: we had good company, good food (on many occasions) - bûche de noël and scones in the photos were my contribution - and I must show you some of the presents. Maybe when I get back to Tampere...
I hope you all had a good Christmas, if you were celebrating one, and wish your last days of the year 2008 will be happy.
(I love that photo of A watching cartoons - I believe it was From All Of Us To All Of You.)
*In Finland we open the presents on Christmas Eve.