Thursday, 29 November 2012

The past few...

First case of pregnant grocery shopping for Venessa, this is what she came home with. 

First batch of Lucia buns!

Hard at work in the nursery

Picking moss under the snow for holiday decotating

Sneaking in Christmas with my new IKEA lantern that makes the old wooden box glow with stars

The arugula parmesan omelette, my morning must have

Spiced apple juice is the best way to wind down at the end of the day, the rum doesn't hurt neither.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

chocolate santas, creaking stairs and brand new worlds

The world looks brand new. Early, early mornings turning to each other, smiling, squeezing each other’s hands under the blankets. When I was little every Christmas morning my parents would put a small gift and a chocolate santa in a stocking hanging on my door. I remember waiting, awake of course, for the sound of footsteps, the familiar creek of the stairs as someone tries to walk quietly up them, the rustling of paper outside my bedroom door. The fluttering excitement in the pit of my stomach, Christmas morning, a whole day ahead of me getting to dress up and be around family. The smell of coffee brewing downstairs and my parents setting up a special breakfast with candles and rye bread filled with raisins. I remember the milk cartons had red snowflakes on them during the holidays. Every morning feels like that now. We were given a tiny gift, and the world looks brand new.