This year we discovered a new (for us) Christmas tradition, typical of Provence.Continue Reading
A few days ago, on twitter, a fellow blogger was talking about the advent calendars she had when she was a child. Simple, cardboard calendars with a little image to discover every day. At that time, we did not need gifts to count down to Christmas. This simple advent routine was enough to make us happy.Continue Reading
We have been making and wrapping Christmas gifts in the last weeks. And if some of them just don’t need to be wrapped (as the bean bag pictured above), in some case the wrapping can be as important as the gift itself.Continue Reading
We are all busy preparing the last Christmas gifts these days.
My DH is sharing a French Traditional Holiday recipe from his childhood today: French Gingerbread.
In France, Gingerbread is a very strong Alsacian tradition. Baked around St Nicholas (Dec 6th), it is often shaped like the saint, his donkey or other Holiday characters.
The Legend says St Nicholas comes each year and brings gifts and sweets to the “good” children. He is always followed by his companion Père Fouettard, that threatens the little rascals with his switch.
As promised in the past weeks, here is our 2010 home-made Advent Calendar.Continue Reading
So… here we are. It is that time of the year again. Time of waiting, time of celebrating, time of looking for our inner light.