This year for xmas me and my boyfriend went to Norway to celebrate xmas with my family. Last years xmas celebration in Belgium was rather disappointing (we barely celebrated xmas), so i rather celebrate it in Norway every year =D
We booked tickets a bit late, and went for the cheapest tickets, ending up with extra long travel time, which ment 12 hours house to house. First we had bus to Amsterdam airport, followed by 5-6 hours waiting, and then our plane to Bergen. They also screwed up luggage for all passengers, so we needed to wait quite long for our luggage also.
|From the bus, it was quite empty, only 1 other passenger|
|From Schiphol Airport|
Sunday before xmas we celebrated my dads and my birthday with some family, so that was nice =D
Then monday and tuesday was xmas present shopping. Ended up buying most presents at a shop called Clas Ohlson where they kinda have a bit of everything. I also found many things i wanted also, for instance touch-screen gloves, cotton candy maker, and slushmaker xD
|Future gift idea for me? xD|
|These gloves seems really handy for phonomaniacs like me during the colder months xD|
Then it was christmas. We celebrated with my grandparents and one of my uncles. It was a nice celebration with lots of nice food and presents. I did the standard nut roast again this year with potatoes, mashed rutabaga, mushroom sauce, mushrooms, brussel sprouts and new of this year was anamma vego filet which looks and tastes a bit like pinnekjôtt when in strips. Sadly they have stopped producing anamma vego filet due to too high demand for all their products and too low capacity to keep up with that demand so they had to stop with this product. Hope they will re-introduce it again in the future, cuz it's really yummy =D
|Xmas presents =D|
Then it was the xmas parties 1st and 2nd xmas day, followed by some days of resting. We also went on a trip on the nearby mountain in the snow =D
For my birthday i wanted to go to a science center called VilVite. It was free entrance between xmas and newyear, so i went there with a friend of me, and it was quite fun there =D
|Floating ball =D|
|Heat image =)|
Then i went home and made lasagne and cake and opened birthday presents.
Some time during the holidays we found out we would watch all the Harry Potter movies, so we kept a bit busy with that also.
For newyear me and my boyfriend decided to stay at home. My mom, dad and bro went to my aunts house to celebrate there, but i wasnt ready with food or anything, and we still had 4 Harry Potter movies to watch in 2 days, so me and my boyfriend didn't go to my aunt to celebrate. We finished 2 Harry Potter movies, ate tortillas, cake, and watched fireworks so it was a nice newyear =D
1st january me and my dad went on a mountain trip again, and then we watched the 2 last Harry Potter movies, the last one i hadn't seen before.
|From the top of the mountain|
Then we had to package since we had plane back to Belgium early in the morning. We also went with bus this time, which is nice although it does take twice as long time as going with train, but lots of space + free wifi in Netherlands + cheaper than train makes it worth it. And travel time was also shorter on the way back to Belgium.
|Xmas tree at Schiphol Airport|
|Inside the xmas tree|
So that was my xmas holidays =) Hope everyone had a nice xmas =D