My December

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December / etdrysskanel.com
December / etdrysskanel.com
December / etdrysskanel.com

 

Endelig er den her, årets koseligste måned! Foreløpig er det ingen pynt å spore hos oss, men jeg ser fram til å finne fram noen småting til uka. Inntil videre har jeg i hvert fall ringt lillesøsteren min og sunget «Det er første desembeeeeeer i dag!», så stemningen er satt. Dessuten er det fredag, så helgefølelsen begynner å komme snikende. Håper alle får en fin start på julemåneden!

I desember har jeg planer om å…

– Starte hver morgen med tente lys til frokosten og en sjokoladebit til kaffen. Jeg hadde ikke egentlig tenkt å ha noen sjokoladekalender i år, men så fikk jeg to stykker! Herlighet, så heldig. Den på bildet er nok den peneste sjokoladekalenderen jeg har hatt.

– Lese litt i Dickens-boka med julefortellinger hver dag, samt brenne datolyset, som jeg kjøpte på Grenen i dag.

– Pakke meg godt inn i mine varmeste plagg, og bytte ut hansker med votter, og finne fram den gamle kåpa som jeg fant i boden hos besteforeldrene mine. (Kanskje er det mer en slags frakk enn ei kåpe, når jeg tenker meg om? Jeg kan vise den til dere, og så finner vi ut av det sammen.)

– Se på julefilmer og juleepisoder! Denne oversikten er kjekk å ha!

– Ha kanelstang i kaffekoppen, slik jeg har for vane i desember. Nam!

– Fortelle alle vennene mine at jeg ikke har noe behov for å utveksle gaver i år, og at jeg heller vil bruke tida og pengene på å gjøre noe sammen med dem. Jeg kommer til å gi noe småtteri til familien min, slik at vi ikke blir sittende helt uten gaver på julaften, men da satser jeg på bruktgjenstander, opplevelser, forbruksvarer, spiselige saker og annet som er bra for samvittigheten og planeten. Jeg blir mindre glad i ting og i konsumkulturen for hvert år som går, som dere vet.

– Høre på julespillelista mi hele tida, så klart!

– Tilbringe ei helg på Hamar (jeg tar toget nå om en time) og feire to bursdager. Jeg gleder meg til god mat, godt drikke og hyggelige gjensyn.

– Spise lunsj på Grand Hotell. Det har jeg aldri gjort før, så jeg er spent. Har liksom et litt anbivalent forhold til sånne dyre, luksuriøse steder, haha.

– Delta på Krisemøte sin juleavslutning på Postkontoret. Det blir gøy!

– Drikke gløgg og spise pepperkaker. Pluss portvin. Pluss julemarsipan. Pluss julebrus. Pluss edamerost. Pluss julekaker.  Det er jo jul bare én gang i året! (Det er kanskje like greit, hoho.)

– Gå i juletreselskap med storfamilien, som alltid. Jeg vet allerede hvilken kjole jeg skal ha på meg, tre uker i forveien. Helt normalt, sant?

– Ha noen vakter på den nye jobben, og prøve å huske alt jeg har lært i det siste, og spre førjulsglede gjennom glass og flasker med god vin. Dessuten skal jeg lese til Kunnskapsprøven, som er kjekk å ha bestått når man jobber i utelivsbransjen. Er det noen av dere som har tatt den?

– Skrive og sende et lass med julekort. Håper julefrimerkene er fine i år!

– Reise til Trondheim på førjulstur med moren og søsteren min. Vi pleier å besøke en by sammen i desember hvert år, i inn- eller utland, og det er alltid utrolig koselig! Nå er det noen år siden jeg var i Bartebyen sist, så om noen har tips til trivelige steder vil bør oppsøke der, tar jeg imot med takk!

– Se Blade Runner 2049 på kino. Jeg var så frustrert fordi jeg gikk glipp av den tidligere i høst, men nå er det satt opp ei ny uke med visninger, fram til 6. desember! I storsalen på Colosseum, til og med. Det var flaks, og dette blir fett!

– Smile hver eneste gang det snør.

– Reise hjem til jul og feire med foreldrene mine. Håper jeg, i hvert fall. Jeg har faktisk ikke snakket med dem om det ennå, men jeg har tross alt egen nøkkel, så jeg bare låser meg inn og kaster meg over klementinene i fruktfatet, muaha.

Herlighet, dette blir en fin måned, det kjenner jeg i hele kroppen. Hva er deres planer for desember?

God førjulstid, mine kjære!

– – – – –
In other words: There you are, December, I’m so glad you’re here! These are my plans for this month. I’m going to…
– Start every day with lit candles at the breakfast table and a chocolate from the calendar with my coffee. – Read a little bit from the book of Christmas stories by Dickens every evening, together with my boyfriend. – Wrap up in my warmest clothes, like a coat I found in a closet at my grandparents’ house. – Eat all the gingerbread and marzipan and edam cheese, and drink all the mulled wine and port. – Tell all my friends I’d rather spend time together than exchange presents this year. – Watch seasonal films and episodes. Here is a handy list I’ve made! – Go to Trondheim for a weekend with my mother and sister. We always take a trip together in December, within Norway or abroad. – Work some shifts at my new job, trying to remember everything I’ve been taught so far, and spreading cheer one glass and bottle at a time. – See my extended family at the traditional Christmas party. I already know what dress I’m wearing, three weeks in advance. That’s normal, right? – Go to the cinema to see Blade Runner 2049! I was so frustrated when I missed it earlier this autumn, but now there is one week of extra screenings. Very lucky. – Spend a weekend in another city, attending two birthday parties. I’m on my way now, actually, writing on the train! – Listen to my yuletide playlist all day long. – Put a cinnamon stick in my cup of coffee, like I always do this time of year. – Smile every time it snows. – Write lots of holiday cards, to friends in many countries. – Celebrate at home with my parents. At least I hope so, I haven’t actually talked with them about it yet, but I do have my own key, so I’ll just show up one day and starting eating my way through the house, muaha.
This is going to be a good one, my dears! Why don’t you tell me what you’re up to this month?

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16 tanker på “My December

  1. Hei Synne!

    Jeg er glad for å ha funnet bloggen din. Takk for din kommentar i bloggen min!

    I guess, by now you will be happy when I continue my comment in English. ;-)

    It seems you have a wonderful December ahead and of course I wish you that it will be wonderful and maybe even more wonderful than you imagine.

    I think, I will try that kanelstang i kaffekoppen thing. Do you put a whole kanelstang into one cup/mug? Do you use a kanelstang in several mugs or just on time?

    Now, how comes, you eat edamerost in December? Why especially this cheese? Is is a common thing to do in Norway during December? Do you combine it with anything?

    Thanks for the link to your Christmas Playlist at Spotify. I will have a listen. I have a long Christmas Playlist there too. Not sure if you would be interested to listen in too?

    I hope we will see some snow somewhen in December too but so far I am not too hopeful. I live in the Northeast of Germany near Rostock at the Baltic Sea.

    So wonderful, that you will go to Trondheim. I’ve been there once many, many years ago and loved it back then.

    Now, what are my plans for December? I will lit my candles and all the beautiful enlightened stars I have. I hope to find a lot of time to read. I love reading but often time is short. I would be happy, if I could find a bit more time in December for reading books. Of course I will listen to Christmas Music. I will hope for snow and when it snows I will smile, like you each time. :-) I will drink Glögg and am excited to taste a new Glögg I got my hands on this year. Don’t know if you know it. It’s named Loimu and comes from Finland. I will eat Christmas Cookies (already baked seven kinds), Almond «Stollen» (Stollen is a special German cake which you can only buy around Christmas or bake and eat around Christmas; maybe you heard about it already), I will send some Christmas cards and give a few gifts. I hope to find some time to be creative just for Christmas fun.I will stay open minded for the tiny and little Christmas wonders which might happen during this months and also the ones, I might be able to let happen for others. :-) I will celebrate Christmas together with my friends.

    Again, thank you very much for your kind words in my Blog about the loss of my cat. It was a very sad ending of November for me. Joy and Sorrow often are so close to each other.

    Have a wonderful weekend and of course December! I’ll be back to continue reading your blog!

    Greetings Liisa

    Liker

    • Hello, Liisa! Thank you so much for your long and very kind comment!
      I actually have no idea why we eat Edam cheese around Christmas here in Norway. It is normally not available in the shops except in December (maybe because it matures for the rest of the year, or something?), so it feels extra luxurious to eat it this month instead of regular cheese, just for sandwiches and stuff. I really like it!
      When it comes to the cinnamon, I usually just put one whole cinnamon stick in my coffee mug after I’ve poured the coffee, and leave it in for about half a minute. I use the same one many times, for several days, until it doesn’t taste much anymore, and then I get a new one. I think the cinnamon gives the coffee a delicious, Christmassy aroma – especially coffee with milk, which is what I usually drink. Yum!
      Yes, I’d like that, maybe there are some German holiday songs I haven’t heard yet!
      Your December plans sound lovely – it’s really impressive that you’ve baked seven kinds of Christmas cookies already! We have the same tradition here in Norway, you’re supposed to have seven kinds. I need to be on the lookout for that German speciality! I hope you can spend a lot of time doing nice things and being with loved ones. The holidays can be difficult after losing someone, but I also hope that you have lots of good memories to remember your cat by.
      Best wishes from Oslo!

      Liker

      • Hi Synne!

        Thank you for taking the time to reply so kindly to my comment!

        So funny with the Edamer Cheese! Here we get it all around the year and it is a very usual cheese to have. I asume it also is a lot cheaper than in Norway around Christmas. Isn’t is interesting how things can carry so different values for us depending on how often we are able to get them or with which traditions they are connected.

        Thanks for your explanations about the cinnamon stick in the coffee. I am going to try it these days! :-) I have to say, I am usually not a coffee drinker anymore. I switched to Black Tea many years ago. Only now and then I drink coffee too, mainly Espresso, very rarely a Capucchino and during the summer I like Ice Coffee. During the Winter I like to drink Hot Chocolate sometimes with the one or other addition. ;-) Oh and of course sometimes I like to have an Irish Coffee as a treat.

        Now the Christmas Playlists! Here’s the link to my really long playlist:

        It’s a mix of Christmas Songs from different countries. After I read what you wrote about «German holiday songs» I quickly checked my playlist and I am afraid, there are not too many German songs and I assume those which are included are already known. But take a look maybe you discover something you didn’t know so far. I think the playlist includes some very common Christmas Songs from different backgrounds but also some which aren’t so often heard.

        In the meantime I listened to your playlist and found some very nice songs, which I put into my playlist too. Thanks for that! I continue to add to the list from Christmas season to Christmas season, so it continues growing.

        I didn’t know one is «supposed» to have seven kinds of Christmas Cookies in Norway. In Germany we have no fixed nummer of how many different cookies one should have. In fact it just happened to be seven kinds this year. I plan to make Swedish Chokladbollar too (they also include dessicated coconut. Do you know them? Maybe there are also Norwegian Skokoladenboller?

        Regarding «Stollen», if you want to watch out. The most famous is the «Dresdner Stollen», but there are variations depending of the area they are baked. Only few people still bake them themselves these days. The Stollen is quite rich in content. Most Stollen include raisins, which I am not very fond of (and I know a lot people don’t like them too), therefore I prefer the Almond Stollen which is without raisins but still not too dry and very tasty. However if one buys Stollen one should buy it from bakers who bake them traditionally since a long time, otherwise one might end up with a bad Stollen and think it is not very nice. There are huge differences one can experience when it comes to Stollen. :-)

        I hope you had a marvelous weekend!

        Greetings from the Northeast of Germany!

        Liisa

        Liker

      • Oups, didn’t mean to post the playlist right into your comment section. Sorry for that! If you want to remove it from there, once you found it directly on Spotify, it’s okay!

        Liker

        • Hi again, Lisa!
          I agree, it’s amusing that a random product can spread from one country to the next like that, and come to mean different things to people.
          I’m sure a cinnamon stick would lend a certain seasonal flavour to tea as well… Personally I like cinnamon in almost anything, haha!
          Don’t worry about the playlist, it’s no problem! Thanks for the link, I’m sure I will find some new songs I like. I also expand my list every year, so I’ll probably do what you did and add some from yours – what a nice exchange of holiday cheer!
          What a fun coincidence that you just happened to have made seven kinds of Christmas cookies! I have no idea where our tradition comes from. Yes, we have sjokoladeboller in Norway as well, with or without coconut, and with different kinds of fillings. Here is Oslo there is a bakery which specialises in all kinds of fun flavours!
          Thank you for the Stollen info, I will make sure to keep an eye out, and remember your recommendations. I have a friend who grew up in Germany, so I’ll ask him if he knows of any good ones.
          I wish you a great weekend and a lovely December from here on out!

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  2. Desember <3
    Her kommer et knippe Trondheimstips:
    Kakao på mugge med krem på Baklandet Skydsstasjon
    Øl på Den gode nabo (for utvalget og skjeve bryggegulv) eller Antikvariatet (for stemningen, aller koseligst bak i biblioteket)
    Julemarkedet på Torget (om det er åpent)
    Vegetarbuffet på Mat fra Hagen

    Liker

  3. For en nydelig adventskalender <3 Og det høres ut som du får en kjempekoselig desember. I dag snør det masse i Tromsø, så jeg sitter å ser ut av vinduet og smiler så mye at jeg nesten gliser ^_^ Det er så herlig når snø gjør oss så glad, ikke sant?

    Liker

  4. For ein utruleg fin sjokoladekalender!

    Me er på flyttefot for andre gong dette året, som er ganske stressande, spesielt no som det snart er jul òg. Heldigvis vert det bra til slutt og julaftan skal me feire hjå foreldra mine, så me treng ikkje ha alt på plass til då.

    Liker

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