perjantai 16. joulukuuta 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Well,actually he already visited us yesterday!
I had just put my little one to bed when I heard Christmas songs being played outside. So , I had a look and there was Santa in his motorised sleigh roling past our house :) Not quite something I was expecting to see!

maanantai 12. joulukuuta 2011

O Tannenbaum

In England, it's customary to get the tree way before Christmas Eve. We learned this a few years ago when we decided to get a Christmas tree; the shops were full of left over trees nobody wanted but, on the other hand, they were all free (because who would leave tree shopping until Christmas Eve- just us Finns!)! So, for the last couple of years we've gone tree shopping in the beginning of December.

torstai 8. joulukuuta 2011

Things that make Christmas feel like Christmas

Hyancints! I love the smell, and they are something I have to have every Christmas. This year I might just go to my garden and bring one in as they've already started growing due to the mild weather we've had recently.

perjantai 2. joulukuuta 2011

Winter Wonderland

A little over a year ago we enjoyed lovely views like this. Unfortunately, all the snow melted a day or two before Christmas!

torstai 1. joulukuuta 2011

Christmas Flowers

I spotted this blossoming cherry tree a couple of days ago here in London. It was quite a strange sight amongst all the Christmas decorations.... We've had a very mild autumn so far with an exception of a brief cold snap in October, so if this becomes a norm with the global warming, blossoming cherry trees might become a familiar sight around Christmas time.