You guys, this IS a super-damn-cozy week!
I love the pre-holiday feeling in the air!
I think most of us are SO ready to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US.
However, I will not write more about Thanksgiving right now, I’ll save that post for tomorrow when I write in Swedish!
But, I think I can easily over-dose on coziness!
Everything has to be cozy this time of the year.
I love candles, I love scented candles.
I love to light candles from the moment in the afternoon when twilight breaks in. up until the moment when I turn in for the night.
I make sure that we have loads of nice blankets in the living room. My house gets cold. Especially NOW when we are indeed in the middle of a cold snap.
It sure is nice to wrap yourself in a blanket while watching TV.
Ambient light is important to me. SO important.
There we have it, it is the coziness factor speaking again.
Karolina has a few friends that are telling her: it is so cozy in your house, and you always have so many candles going.
That is so very true.
I can easily say that I have more candles in my house than any American I know.
A Nordic case of the coziness, indeed!!
In Scandinavia, the coziness factor is EVERYWHERE!!
It is not so strange considering how dark it is there now. You will have to make your own light since the days are SO short.
And, yes, what can I say? Scandinavians love their candles!
You can sit in ANY bar in Stockholm now and find candles placed on the bar. No problems.
Any coffee shop will have lit candles going all day long.
When I was little I brought candles to school, all the students in my class did. In December, we lit them every morning and put them on our desks.
Our teacher made the class room dark, and she read out loud from the book “Mary’s (Maria’s) little donkey)".
Sure, it was about Jesus, and when he was born. I don’t think a regular public school in Sweden would read those books to the students these days. But, back in the 70’s it was zero problems, and very nice for us kids.
We also had a Christmas tree in the classroom, and Advent-stars in the windows.
However, this is probably A-OK in Sweden still.
Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year, and you’ll find it EVERYWHERE; in schools, offices, hospitals, doctor’s offices, day care centers, stores, restaurants. pubs.
You name it!
I welcome the darker days here, I love them! I even wish it was darker.
The darkness of the late fall is “made” for me because I can make it ALL so extremely COZY!
Have a good one, y’all!! WE are in for some really, really nasty weather today and tomorrow.