Marja-Leena Rathje
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Christmas Eve


(My 2003 Christmas card of a gingerbread house made by daughter Erika)

It's been sunny and cool here and we enjoyed a morning walk around our neighbourhood. I finished the last of the baking this afternoon, so this evening we decided to go for a stroll in Park & Tilford Gardens to see the annual Christmas light display - enchanting! The moon was visible in the clear sky, and it is getting frosty. As we were driving home, wisps of fog were moving in from the sea, giving the street lights a glowing halo. It may be a green and sunny Christmas. It's almost Christmas Eve and some of our family will be here for dinner, singing and Santa's gifts.

Again, warmest wishes to all for a Happy Christmas, Hauskaa Joulua, Frohe Weihnachten, Joyeux Noël and Happy Holidays ( or Bah, Humbug, as a few of you prefer :-) ).... and Peace on Earth!

Marja-Leena | 23/12/2004 | 2 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Culture


Have a wonderful Christmas, Marja-Leena! I'm so happy to have met you in 2004; I really appreciate our new friendship. And I want you to know that I baked pulla braids today and thought of you!

Thank you so much for the wishes and the friendship, Beth! I seem to recall that it was your post about pulla (for Easter??) that caught my eye as I was browsing around looking for interesting blogs, as a newbie myself, and I took courage to comment. I'm so grateful for all the friendships this blogging has brought me.

May you have a beautiful Christmas! Perhaps we may meet in person one day, I hope.