The day before the day

Today is the 23rd of December. In Norway, we call this day for “Lille Julaften”, or translated to English, “Little Christmas Eve”. For us, this is the day before the day. We celebrate Christmas on the 24th, on Christmas Eve, not on Christmas Day like in England, for example. Christmas Eve, tomorrow, is the day we go to church, have a big dinner with our families and open presents in the evening. Although, not everyone goes to church, I only do it because of the band I’m playing in (our School Band/Marching Band) plays there every year.

 

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This was our Christmas tree two years ago. We had half our family visiting, so we couldn’t fit all the presents under the tree (as you can see)

 

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Myself, my cousin and my little brother on Christmas Eve two years ago. My brother hates to dress nicely and properly, so excuse him for his terrible, out-washed t-shirt…

 

Christmas Eve is a really great day. In the morning, I start with opening my advent calendar. Then I go downstairs and watch some Christmas Classics, just like I do every year. Traditions are wonderful! For us, Christmas really starts on the 24th at 5 PM. After that, we eat loads of food, often together with family. And then, it’s presents time!  I like to sit around the tree and watch the others open their presents. It’s nice to see how they react, lots of funny faces. 🙂

 

 

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This is 6 years ago. So proud, I got a Tamagotchi!

 

We’ve just finished decorating this years tree now, so I was supposed to post a picture. But I can’t find the thing I need to download the pictures from my camera to my computer. Therefore, you’ll see it later. Now, I’m going to watch another of our Christmas traditions, a Norwegian show called “Kvelden før kvelden” ( “The evening before the evening”, roughly translated).

 

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Myself, one of my dogs and my brother, Christmas 2008. Look, how young! Haha 🙂

 

Bye, guys! Merry Christmas, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

 

Tuva

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Christmas Special No. 2

Today, for the Christmas Special, I wanted to share a playlist with you. It’s full of Christmas music, in both English and Norwegian… I think there is a bit of Spanish there too, actually! Anyways, in addition to post it here in this post, you can find it in the side menu (right hand side) at all times.  I absolutely adore Christmas music… Especially now that it is snow outside and only a matter of days until Christmas Eve.

Well, here it is. Enjoy!

Feel free to subscribe or come with suggestions of songs to add to the list!

 

 

Tuva

Christmas Special No.1

Hi guys! As you may have noticed, I have been off this blog for a while. I thought some of you maybe wanted a reason, and here it is: Exams. Yuck! I really, really hate them! But when they’re so important as they are, you can’t just ignore them complitely!

Since my holiday is in only 4 days, Christmas Eve is in a week and New Years is only two weeks away, I thought I should make a Christmas Special! This will be the first of several, and they can include all things that has something to do with Christmas. For example, I can make a post about my Christmas Traditions and the traditional Norwegian Christmas, or post Christmas Songs I love to listen to or like this post, a picture spam/inspiration post. I hope you’ll appreciate it, and maybe get a little bit more of that Christmas Spirit we’re always looking for. I’ll let the pictures speak the rest for themselves!

Night, guys…. Going to bed now, it’s almost 12AM here. And I have my last, exam tomorrow.

Tuva

 

 

 

A few of the pictures is taken from www.spektorsnails.com, btw… I promise you that you’ll find quite a few amazing nail designs there. Worth a look! The rest is from http://www.weheartit.com , so I’m not sure of their origins! 😉

November 22nd – Spotify Playlist

(edit: it didn’t work to get the playlist into the post, so just click the link – jul – below)

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My Christmas playlist! “Jul” is the Norwegian word for Christmas, if you didn’t know. Some of these songs are in norwegian, and some in English. I think there’s even a spanish one or two! Haha, enjoy your christmas time! (Yeah, I know it’s over a month ’till Christmas. But it’s cosy nonetheless)

Tuva

Yesterday ~ Runi’s birthday

Yesterday, Runi celebrated her 17th birthday. Therefore, she invited me and a couple of others to celebrate with her! It was really nice, we laughed, ate, played Trivial Pursuit (haha) and just had a really good time. And took pictures, of course! Here’s a few of them 🙂

The always-so-lovely Hedda and myself

Jon Henrik is deeply concentrating on the music, while Hedda…. Well…. She is Hedda…

“The beautiful, surprised paparazzi-victim” ~ starring : Oda

PEEK-A-BOO!

The birthday girl!

Now, I’m going to bed. Toodles!

Tuva

November 8th – Nature

 

Just a little nature-inspiration for todays challenge. Going to bed now, I have this big test tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

 

Tuva

Let it snow, let it snow

Look what I woke up to yesterday! Snow, heavenly snow!

Right before today’s sunset

And finally, a picture that actually shows all the snow. Unfortunately, the weather forecast seems to not like snow. Because tomorrow, it is supposed to be +8 degrees Celsius and rain. Boooh, I don’t like rain! I want my lovely snow! My precioousssss!

 

//snow/photographers: my brother and myself/outside my house, Norway//

 

 

Tomorrow it’s Halloween… And my only plan is to watch either Nightmare before Christmas or a Harry Potter movie. Or maybe Corpse Bride? Dunno, we’ll see. What’s your plan?

Tuva