Frost and fika

December 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

We spent today running errands and preparing for tomorrow. Here in Sweden Christmas is celebrated on the 24th, right after a special Donald Duck/Disney cartoon is aired in the afternoon. We needed to get the last minute supplies for both Swedish Christmas and for when I cook for the family on American Christmas on the 25th. Plus special stuff for a fun photo project we're hoping to do in the woods this year: stay tuned for that.

As I had no time to take any photos or eat anything adorable or photoworthy, here are some greatest hits of frosty snowscapes and delicious fika from all my Sweden Christmases!

Kaknåstornet:

Kaknåstornet fika

Airport fika. When you're desperate!

FIKA!

Never enough Taavolagården fika:

Taavolagården fika Taavolagården fika

These were from a cafe on the way to the Arctic circle:  Arctic circle...waffles count!

Nya Konditoriet Haparanda:  FIKA! Haparanda fika FIKA!

Uncle Lasse & Aunt Wuokko's home fika:

Uncle Lasse's fikaFIKA!

Oh look, it's Taavolagården fika AGAIN!

Taavolagården fika

Uppsala fika:  FIKA!

Sundyberg fika:

Sundyberg fika

And the snow. Magical, beautiful blankets of the stuff, crispy crystalline chunks frosting up on everything. *sings let it goooo*

Frosty fingers growing from the porch railing at my sister-in-law Jessica's house:

SNOW

Early afternoon sunset, Haparanda: SNOW

Frozen road to the IceHotel, Arctic Circle, noon, winter solstice:  SNOW

Heading home from the Arctic Circle: SNOW

Beautifully blanketed sauna and kitchen houses at Uncle Lasse's cabin:

SNOW

Haparanda woods after a big Christmas storm:  SNOW

The gingerbread house we made with my niece Sydney, nestled in the woods; a fairytale come to life:  SNOW

The rail bridge to Finland over the Tornio river:  SNOW

Haparanda giants in their heavy winter coats:  SNOW

Trees at Kukkolaforsen, frosted perfectly:  SNOW

Kukkolaforsen:

SNOW

SNOW

Kukkolaforsen trees showing off their snow furs in the sunrise:  SNOW SNOW

Sun setting over the Swedish side of the rail bridge:

SNOW

Looking forward to Christmas dinners with the family. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday, wherever you are!

xo,

Candy


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