Saturday, December 24, 2011

White Christmas it is.

I am back in Norway for the holidays and it's quite so lovely to see everyone again, eat Norwegian chocolate (best in the world?) and brown cheese and all those little things one actually miss being abroad for months.

Here it's winter. It's cold. It's white. And since it's Christmas I am loving it! I have always said that we need to have snow for Christmas, but as soon as it's over the snow can leave with the Christmas decorations. I'm just not interested!
But this year, I will just leave it instead, and go back to sunny Spain. The winter was actually one of my motivations to move to Spain in the first place. I have always said I was born in the wrong country, I am a true sun-loving summer girl at heart. I have never been a fan of the Norwegian winter, and it has been an absolutely fantastic experience to prolong the summer this year.

In this last month I have been thinking quite a lot on what to do next, whether to stay on in Barcelona or go somewhere else. I had a job opening in the Dominican Republic and let's just say it was very tempting but in the end I realized that I am just not done with Barcelona yet. And I am so not ready to go back to Norway.
I take life as it comes along, and right now I am more than happy to stay on in my wonderful Barcelona.

But right now it's all about being "at home". The smell of the Christmas tree, drinking gløgg, the dark-season, the cold cold weather, the Christmas chocolates, the Christmas food- everything is smelling and looking just like it should, like it has every year.
Although I absolutely love living an unpredictable life, when it comes to Christmas I am very traditional, and I love how everything is always the same!

If you'd like to share some of the things that makes Christmas Christmas for you, I would love to hear it!

I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas!

In the "blue hour", beautiful!

6 comments:

  1. Jeg er bare innom raskt for å si at jeg tenker på deg <3
    Gleder meg til jeg får tid til å kose meg med de siste blogginnleggene dine.
    Ønsker deg en nydelig jul hjemme i Norge og et sprudlende nytt år i Spania.
    Kjempe juleklem fra Mette

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  2. Er også hjemme !! Det er så fantastisk (selvom jeg merker at jeg ikke er helt vant til kulden lengre, hehe). God jul, kos deg masse mens du er her !

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  3. Sarah, Gløgg is a lovely spicy drink we have for Christmas. Similar to mulled wine, but enjoyed just as much without alcohol. Sweet, with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, mmm :) A must for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you too!

    Takk, det samme til deg Nora!

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