Day 4, 12 Days of Christmas Blogging

Day 4 : Share a Christmas story or write one of your own

I was nominated by Deanna from a novel glimpse to do this lovely challenge! You should definitely check out her blog! The challenge was originally created by StephJ.

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

12 days of christmas blogging


Christmas stories:

So I’m going to cheat a little bit on this one, by showing my favourite christmas books, or books I like to read around Christmas time.

Every Harry Potter book is good for Christmas!

I have read wonder recently and I loved it! I included it in this list, because it shows how important family and friends are. I think that theme suits the Christmas spirit. Besides that, these three books are all heart-warming. That’s why I like to read them around Christmas time. Even though they can be sad too, sometimes.

(All the images are found on goodreads)

Day 3, 12 Days of Christmas Blogging

Day 3 : Favorite Christmas food/recipe

I was nominated by Deanna from a novel glimpse to do this lovely challenge! You should definitely check out her blog! The challenge was originally created by StephJ.

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

12 days of christmas blogging


Porchetta:

I really love Porchetta. We eat it as ‘Christmas dinner’, I think almost every year once around Christmas time. I don’t know the recipe for this, because we get it at our local Butcher, who is amazing. I did find this recipe from Food Network on the internet:

Visit via this link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-symon/porchetta-recipe.html

I love everything about it, the meat, the sauce, the flavours all together. Mmm.

I actually do love almost every kind of food, so cookies, cupcakes, candy and chocolate are welcome as well.


 

After the 2nd day of 12 days of Christmas blogging, I got an idea. In my recent post I talked about how in my country we celebrate Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) so I thought it would be fun to include in the following posts a fact about Sinterklaas that’s related to the theme of that day’s post.

Sinterklaas has got, instead of Sainta Claus’ reindeers, pieten. Those are his assistants. They scatter around candy and especially cookie-like confectionary (they’re made of speculoos, which they say you can compare a little to gingerbread). Which is the main thing people eat as nicy around Saint Nicholas.

To get an indication of what they look like, visit this website via the link:  http://uitpaulineskeuken.nl/2013/11/lekker-recept-pepernoten.html

It’s all a little bit difficult to explain, because we’ve got our own words for things that you can’t translate in English. So please forgive me for my mistakes, I’m giving it my best try :).

Day 2, 12 Days of Christmas Blogging

Day 2 : Favourite Christmas tradition new or old

I was nominated by Deanna from a novel glimpse to do this lovely challenge! You should definitely check out her blog! The challenge was originally created by StephJ.

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

12 days of christmas blogging


 

My favorite Christmas tradition:

 

Like I said in one of my recent post, the dashing through the snow book tag, I kind of made my own ‘tradition’. Almost every year the movie The polar express comes on TV and every year again I watch it. I loved the movie the first time I saw it, so it became a sort of tradition for me. (I can even sing along with the songs!)

But as an actual Christmas tradition I’m going with decorating the house and the Christmas tree. Note that in my country Christmas isn’t that big. We celebrate something else, but it’s still somewhere in the trend of Santa Claus. Children getting gifts etc. So there aren’t a lot of Christmas traditions here. I love decorating the house, because it’s fun to do, it looks lovely and makes the house feel even cozier. In my country, when people are older and we celebrate Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas), we pull straws with names on it. And for the person you have drawn, you buy a present and you write a poem or/and you disguise the presents creatively. Haha I don’t now how to explain it, but it’s very fun! My family and I still do this, only than around Christmas time.

12 Days of Christmas Blogging

Day 1: List your favorite things about Christmas

I was nominated by Deanna from a novel glimpse to do this lovely challenge! You should definitely check out her blog! The challenge was originally created by StephJ.

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

12 days of christmas blogging


 

My favorite things about Christmas:

  • The cozy atmosphere
  • Spending time with my family
  • The lovely food!
  • Drinking hot chocolate
  • Going ice skating
  • The Christmas decorations and especially the Christmas lights, they make everything look so beautiful
  • Christmas trees
  • Watching movies with my family
  • Giving each other gifts
  • The happy Christmas songs
  • (Wearing) Christmas sweathers and socks (and thick, warm sweathers and socks in general)
  • And probably a lot more that I’m forgetting to mention right now

Nominees:

Mariana @fireheartbooks

Demi @creabealounge

Maria @bookglobe