Thank you to the love of my life 💜, my friends, my awesome blog sponsors, blogger managers and readers, for making 2021 a wonderful year in SL and RL despite the on-going pandemic. May You have a year that is filled with love, laughter, brightness and hope. I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Sorry not sorry for the Norwegian caption. There is simply no English equivalent.
Romjul starts tomorrow, December 27th. Romjul or romhelg are very old Norwegian words (from Norse: rúmheilagr ‘not holy by law’) to describe the days between the Christmas holidays and the end of Christmas (January 6th). Nowadays we usually mean the days between the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve.
Romjul is often full of hygge. It might even be extra hyggelig! And we all remember that Hygge is a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment, right? Hence, we get Romjulshygge when our homes are still decorated with Christmas lights and candles and blankets and the fireplace is crackling and baby, it’s cold outside!
I had a wonderful Christmas Eve celebration yesterday. I was preparing Christmas dinner together with my mom, with the Norwegian Broadcasting’s Boys’ Choir singing on TV as the church bells rang in Christmas. In that moment… If I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit before then I’m definitely feeling it now. This choir has been singing in Christmas every year for as long as I can remember. We had a wonderful dinner and then we unwrapped our presents.
Today I’m having a very peaceful Christmas Day. I’m having a white Christmas (almost) every year but we got a lot of snow this week, I’ve already been out this morning shoveling snow in the dog yard. Short legged furbabies need pathways in the snow to be able to move about. After dinner I’ll go out again and shovel the driveway. To those who are starting their Christmas celebration today; enjoy every moment. If you’re celebrating with children, please don’t get drunk. If you’re celebrating by yourself this Christmas, I hope you can find something to be grateful for and that you’re still able to enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!
Some traditions are closer to my heart than others. As a child it’s easy to see magic in everything and especially Christmas and with a little help from loving grown-ups this magic can become real. I believed that Santa came to our house every year after midnight on the 24th of December with our Christmas tree; he decorated it and put all the presents underneath then he hung our Christmas stockings filled with candy on our bedroom doors. Sometimes if I was awake that late I could hear Santa stomping up the steps (yes the steps, he didn’t come down our chimney lol), carrying the tree, I imagined. But since I was bit shy I closed my eyes and hid under the blanket. My sister easily slept through the whole thing every time. I think my parents and my dad in particular had a lot of fun creating this memory for us even if it meant staying up very late.
The pupper is properly displaying how we feel right now in this frigid weather. I only take my puppers on short trips outside as Dachshunds aren’t made for freezing temperatures. Best to stay warm and cozy for right now and save the long walks for another day.
The Meriweather Living Room Set from Bricolage consists of sofa PG/Adult, highback chair PG/Adult, ottoman w/single sits, coffee table, side table and a decorative dish. All parts of the sofa & chair are texture change, the ottomans wood base is texture change.
Bricolage, JIAN and CHEZ MOI all have Black Friday sales going on, happy shopping!
I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.
In the Tuesdays Fall Decor Set you’ll find a pumpkin (touch for texture menu), framed and unframed planks (touch for texture menu), cage decor and a table. This beautiful entry set is available at Salem, last days!
The Agatha Painted Bench is new at the Bricolage mainstore. It’s an amazing looking vintage bench and it’s available in PG and Adult versions and with and without the seat cushion. Touch for texture change menu for the seat and the pillow.
JIAN has their Yorkie and Pupper Parlor Collections on sale for this weekend’s Saturday Sale. Hop on over to the JIAN mainstore to secure your copies for only 75L$ each!
Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.
While I’m on the subject of witchcraft, I remember a story about one of my ancestors who was accused of practising witchcraft. This was way back in time, we’re talking the 17th century witch trials. My forefather was accused of performing evil sorcery; he was blamed to have, among other things, caused a storm which in turn had made a fishing boat capsize and the crew drowned. He was found guilty of witchery and then burned on the stake. Gruesome stuff.
I’m practising my witchery safely in Second Life and only for Halloween. With the best help from KOPFKINO, Bricolage, Hoorenbeek and BONDI, I really look the part!
Bricolage is participating at Hallow Manor with an extensive Fortune Tellers Set, very detailed and beautifully textured, this set is a must for your reading parlour! Tarot Reader Chair, Fortune Seeker Chair, Table, Tarot Cards, Candles and much more. Bricolage also offers a console table with skull decor as a hunt gift, go join the hunt!
KOPFKINO has created various Halloween Decor items for the October round of The Epiphany; The Witch’s Hat Rabbit available in 3 different themes, The Raven available in 2 different colors and The Moth Skull available in 3 different colors with 2 different hold options AND decor version too! Also, there are 2 older KOPFKINO items available at a special price of 50L$ (this price is only applicable for the duration of the event): Magic Potions & Books and Magic Papers.
BONDI is at ACCESS with the Ian Glasses. As always unisex, unrigged, resize upon touch. Several color and metal options via HUD.
Bricolage is participating in the Spoonful of Sugar Festival to benefit Doctors Without Borders, with the Josefina Living Room Set. The set comes in two different versions, Vs. 1 is shown here. The creator has included her “Tres Burros” RL watercolor painting in this set!
The 10-piece set is priced individually and in fatpacks. PG and Adult options are available.
The Spoonful of Sugar Festival runs through October 2nd and this years theme is MEXICO. Check it out and support a good cause!
Granola. is offering two brand spanking new planters for FLF; The Watermelon Sugar & Heat Waves are 50L each and both include texture change HUD. Heat Waves includes a holdable version. Colorful and cute!
Also, Granola. is turning four in a few days and to celebrate they’re taking 50% off the entire store. The only exclusions are three new releases marked by a yellow “NEW” sign, near the front of the shop. Sale runs now thru September 29th.