Saturday, January 10, 2009

Papa pepparkaka!

The last of the Swedish Christmas ginger biscuits got made and eaten last weekend, this one was made by Strawberry and represents her grandfather, and he was, of course, delicious, according to her.

Here is Strawberry with her horse, this is for you Lori. Its white head is just poking out of the pocket on the rucksack. Strawberry wishes it was bigger and real, but she does get to ride every Friday, so I don't feel too sorry for her. We are on our way to visit Aunty M.



We went last Saturday by train leaving at 11 am and returning at 7.30 pm . It was a bright cold day with temperatures of minus 20 C. Perfect for a brisk walk to the railway station.





8 comments:

Mike & Ann said...

Hello all. Please tell Freja that the ginger biscuit portrait flatters me. I think Tuva must have grown quite a lot since we saw her in summer. She appears to tower over Freja now. Hope to see you all before too long. Much love. The grandparents.

Lori Skoog said...

Nea...I see that little white horse...and I love the cookie. Ariana and her sister are coming here today for two weeks...will have her write while she is here and post some pictures. I'd like to see some pictures from one of the riding lessons.
Best to all of you in Sweden.
Lori

The Preacherman said...

-20???? I'd need a bit of warming vodka to brave that!!!

Impressive!

The Preacherman said...

what a brilliant cookie by the way

Lori Skoog said...

HI STRAWBERRY IT'S ARIANA. IT LOOKS COLD THERE IN SWEDEN. OH AND THAT COOKIE YOU MADE LOOKS AWSOME! I KNOW THAT I CAN NEVER MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WELL WRITE AN EMAIL TO ME AT AGZABLACE@YAHOO.COM.

PI said...

That biscuit looks too good to eat and the girls are blooming - obviously they thrive in the cold. Tell Strawberry my grand- daughter had to wait until she was 16 and they had moved to Australia to get a horse called Jack and Jack like most horses is a bit silly and managed to injure his leg because he was frightened by thunder. Fortunately she wasn't on him at the time.

Nea said...

Ma n Pa, Miss T will be towering over me soon. Your message to strawbs will be passed on as soon as she decides to return home.

Lori we'll try and get some picture from the riding lesson next week.

Absolut Peachman! It makes you feel warmer, but doesn't really help. It's too cold for that. Cookies and hot chocolate are much better.

Sorry Ariana, Strawberry has left us. As soon as she comes back I'll ask her to write you. Should be tomorrow evening.

16 sounds like a good age to me, Pat. If they're still interested at 16 they're much more capable of taking on that sort of responsibility .

Anonymous said...

Nea, I've come via Pat's blog - she put me on to you after I mentioned an upcoming trip to Sweden. I'm not due to arrive until spring, but your photos of winter make me wish it were a lot sooner.