God Jul

It’s Christmas Eve!! For my family, and others in parts of Europe, it means that todays the big event. If we were in Sweden we would be opening our presents soon, but that feels like cheating when we’re in England.

We’ve already had Christmas breakfast which was: Christmas Porridge with cinnamon & sugar; crisp bread & Christmas ham; & Christmas bread & cheese. We’ve also had elevensies which was: Tea/Coffee with saffron buns and gingerbread biscuits.

Now we’re preparing our lunch which is going to be a buffet-type affair. The first “course” is pickled herring, gravad lax, christmas ham & an assortment of breads. Then the second “course” is potatoes, kale, meatballs & prince-sausages. Both kitten & puppy are being fed cuts of meat and fish while we’re preparing & dad is sneaking a few mouthfuls here and there as well.

After food we will probably play a board game or maybe watch a film. Usually we would go for a Christmas walk but the weather is not the best, so we’ll probably just sing a few Christmas songs and dance around the house after that. Most years we would be drinking vodka throughout the day but that’s not possible for me, and no-one else seems that fussed, so we’re sticking to beer and Julmust. Tonight mum has invited a few friends round for Mulled Wine & nibbles, then we’ll probably all pass out in a food coma, ready to do it all again tomorrow British-style.

I wanted to post some photos of our day, but as we’re only half way through and now was the only time I thought would be possible to blog, I will probably upload them at a later date. For now though, Merry Swedish Christmas to you & I hope you have an amazing day.

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