Friday, 30 November 2012

Five Fact Friday

1. The weather is getting cold, so I've started to wear mittens. The mittens in the picture is a gift from a dear friend of mine, who has knitted them herself - this pair is my favourite!

2. It was snowing this afternoon - just a little while, but enough to cover the windshield of the car. I took a picture of the tiny snowflakes that fell on my shawl... Maybe it will snow more this weekend?

Texture kk_stampedright 2 by Kim Klassen

3. Tea is the warm drink to every season - especially in the flue season. I had a sore throat in the beginning of the week, so I've had pots of ginger & liquorice tea. I wonder if it is the tea itself, or the many peaceful and quiet moments I've had while enjoying the tea, that has helped - I didn't get a flue, and my throat is better now.  Or maybe it's something else...

I've been receiving e-mails from the gym, where I train: "You've been training 0,25 times weekly this month" (6 weeks ago), "It is more that 30 days ago we've last seen you, we hope that are you doing fine?" (this week). These mails made me pack my trainers - I went to a zumba lesson. The lively music and an inspiring instructor made me sweat, laugh and train!

"Well done, mum!" said our youngest son, when I came back. "I like that you do your training - then your neck won't get jammed!" His sweet and caring comment motivated me to book my training beforehand to next week as well!

Texture kk_chrish by Kim Klassen

4. My Christmas present-project is advancing - not as fast as I assumed, but I'm making progress every day. It's been relaxing to sit down in the evenings with the knitting needles and a cup of tea.

Texture kk_cherishscripted by Kim Klassen

5. The highlight of the day was this Christmas tree in our local library - I find it absolutely brilliant! I asked the librarian if I could take a picture of this fantastic Christmas. Our librarian told me that recycling and repurposing are some one of their core values - before they're gonna sell these books, the books might as well serve another purpose.

Our library holds occasionally "a sale" on older books and the books that are not lend to often, where you can buy them at very cheap prices. I read quite a lot and visit the library twice a week, so many books on our bookshelves are from the library wholesale.

I'm sharing this post with Five Fact Friday hosted by Reflection of You and with Freedom Fridays hosted by My Turn for Us.

Freedom Fridays

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Texture Tuesday

Memories of the summer,
closing my eyes and drifting away
hearing the waves
feeling the light breeze from the sea
the mild scent of clover flowers ...

Textures by the courtesy of Kim Klassen


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Crafting with candles, clay, pine & cones

Somehow I thought it was the 1st Sunday of Advent today, so I'd prepared for our traditional candle-crafting afternoon. I had looked forward to a cozy afternoon together, listening carols, enjoying the scent of pine while doing the candle decorations ... when I realized that the 1st Sunday of Advent is first next week, I decided that we're crafting early this year - "The exception proves the rule" :)

We start by setting a piece of clay on a tray or in a jar. Thereafter we plant a candle or too to the clay, and decorate them with branches from pine trees, chestnuts, pine cones, ribbons and other things. I love this Danish Christmas tradition, that I adopted after moving here.

We're often having something sweet, chocolate, ginger bread 
and other Christmas treats while crafting.

We've gathered the pine cones and chestnuts during the fall, 
which have dried up til now and are ready to be used.

This year I bought a few ribbons in red & white. 
I could bind the pine branches, we didn't use today, 
with the ribbon, and set them to a jar or hang them somewhere ...

My mom send me this angel to me long ago when I was studying 
- it's one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

The cone with the golder color is painted by our sons 
when they were in kindergarten... long time ago!

Our youngest son added the sweet 
 Winnie the Pooh elephant to his decoration.

 Our oldest son made a beautiful decoration using only natural materials, 
cinnamon sticks and chestnuts.

Due my mistake with the Sundays, 
we get to enjoy the candles 
a week longer than normally :)

Ni Hao Yall
Serenity you

Friday, 23 November 2012

On a Friday

I've gone to sleep too late this week - that is, around midnight. After closing my eyes are my thoughts have wandered in many directions. Some organizational changes at my work have caused altered ways in doing things, both in practice and administration. When I'm tired, my thougts get easily confused and blurred.

But yesterday I went to bed early, and I woke up this morning a half an hour before the alarm clock rang - fresh and well rested!
As I opened the kitchen window, I could hear quiet and beautiful birdsong, as the sun was rising over the city.

And it is weekend now!
... and the first Advent on Sunday.
No hustle, no bustle.
Maybe some baking - crafts - knitting ...

 ...Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends celebrating the day & a Great weekend,

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Monday, 19 November 2012

Frost {Macro Monday}

The frost had decorated our car last night ... 
the roof and the windows were decorated with beautiful frost!

The leaves in the ground had also gotten a frosty silverlining ...
The air was also fresh and cold!
- The winter is on its way!

Macro Monday

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lighten my eyes

When you are in the dark, listen,
and God will give you
a very precious Message.

Oswald Chambers

Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Wind

"The wind it moves in wondrous ways
Through the tree branches it blows and its sways

It takes all the leaves and flies them so high
Then briefly it lets go and they fall from the sky

Its strength is so varied from timid to strong
The length of the blowing can be short or long

Sometimes it tickles the tip of your nose
Sometimes sends shivers to the tips of your toes

It can bring some surprises with each passing day
The wind will surprise you in many a way

The sweet sound of whistling, the roar of a storm

It can bring you some happiness and also bring harm

The next time you see a bag blow down the street 

The next time you feel the wind at you feet

Remember its power, its beauty and grace

For the wind can be anywhere, it can be any place."

The Wind 
Dee Mcdonald

Nurture Photography Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge


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