And then we have ..outdoors~
Is everyone done?
We're not..I cannot bear to put Christmas away yet..
maybe it's our climate..our gardening zone:)
I still like the fairy lights and candlelight..how everything looks so warm and comfy..
I think they call it Hygge..a Danish way of cozy..
It could be my middle name.
I read about it in this months' issue of Dr Oz..( not my favorite at all..sorry Dr. Oz)~
Makes sense to me..staying at home..duvets..tea in china cups,music we love..books to read..recipes to make..looking at the Christmas cards we received,looking through photos of Christmas' past.
Lisi Martin art♥ Our friends from Germany sent us this one..
Painting..saving art we love to Pinterest..a new calendar..
stitching..a fire going..one dish meals..
New Years eve..our party was with Noah..he came for a sleepover..we watched BFG,which means Big Friendly Giant..just sharing with all the nanas ,moms,dads everyone..just so you know that's what BFG means..
We watched the movie with Noah..who knew every line..and believe me this child doesn't sit in front of a tv all day...LOL..he is so busy..but at night..dark..cozy..Hygge..he loves it.
Animation has changed so much since my day and my daughters days.
I had Little Lulu..and Felix The Cat..nothing like this..I had The Friendly Giant and Jerome..Captain Kangaroo and Johnny Jelleybean..I was on the show Magic Tom..I was 9 or 10.
He asked me to say the time in French..seems not as many people were bilingual over 50 yrs ago..you were either English(blokes) or French (Pepsi ,frogs..or French Fries)..and this made for great television.
Trust me..my mom would have gotten me there by bus..
I don't even know if my dad knew I was going to be on..until I was on;)
today in Montreal...it's totally different..
Even though we have Bill 101 many..are bilingual..
mostly the younger people..I have aquaintances that don't speak or understand French.
It would actually make me sad when they made fun of the French language.
I am right smack in the middle..French parents..that were educated to be perfectly bilingual..
I was lucky.They educated me the same way.Except not perfect..my mom could hold her own..a translator..and always up to date on everything.
To me..the more languages you can speak and understand..the more people you can become friends with.
Anyway BFG was good..although I found the mean giants...well ..downright..ugly and mean.The Villains.
We also watched The Parent Trap which I still love..she was quite the young actress..Lindsay Lohan..I showed Noah photos of her today..I think he still thinks they are really twins..
Natasha Richardson..what a shame what a shame:(♥
Dennis Quaid and she were quite the match in that Parent Trap..
So..back to Hygge..I pulled out a Christmas memory book I keep w/ photos and envelopes with photos from most years..I think I am missing 2 yrs..anyway.. Noah looked through every page and every photo♥
Kids/Littles..LOVE seeing old photos of themselves..their cousins..their uncles..
lol that has changed so much..
We called our aunts and uncles..Aunt Jacqueline..Uncle Guy..our teachers..were M.Achard (I had a crush)..Mr Sweeney.
In some classes it is simply the first name..in some..Mme Mylène etc..
I really liked the old way.
For Noah's NYE I made him..profitéroles..
I shared them here first..it was so dark by then..I was unsure how to photo them..you get the idea..I loved the ones w/ chocolate ganache and silver stars..they proved to be the fussiest to photo.
Making them for him was Hygge to me.
So I would love to share words of wisdom for this New Year..but honestly..what's going to happen..will happen.
I have no words of wisdom..no word for 2017.
Those are my words of wisdom.. none..ok maybe more Hygge.♥
I admire everyone who can pinpoint a word..I just can't.
PS..See that guy w/ the red tuque?
We've been married 43 years ..soon enough ..and ever since the beginning..he has made paths in all our front yards and backyards.
When the girls were little in snowsuits..that they could hardy toddle in..with (snotty noses..yet so cute to us..you only know a cute snotty nose when you live in the Tundra..red red cheeks..beautiful smiles..and runny noses;) ..lol) .
When they got older and made snowmen..when they came to Florida..when they had boyfriends..and when they married..
he has kept the magic of winter going where we live..the Hygge of it..shows up everywhere in the winter landscape.
I love looking at all the pretty paths.
Hygge to me..♥
I also love making cottage pies..a mess and a bit of standing in the kitchen and washing things after..but then at dinner time..well you can have your glass of wine w/out cooking..
Fred gave me that beautiful pepper/spice mill..the crank comes off ..then the top..you fill..grind..and it is caught in the bottom part..
Hedgehog holds my table salt..not my Kosher or Sel De Mer~
Maldon would be happy there too.
C'est tout pour aujourd'hui..