I've had so many projects and made so much different things,
but unfortunately not written to you my dear blog.
As always, we followed a series of traditions and we also broke some.
We had a family voting what we should eat on Christmas Eve.
I would like to have cod and Mr SpiderDan wanted "pinnekjøtt" (ugh),
but the kids voted for Turkey, as it was.
I was just happy not to have a dead pig on the table!
The Jewish holiday Hanukkah was celebrated at the same time as our Christmas
and I was lucky to receive a Hanukkah Menorah from Lev HaOlam.
Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrating the rededication of the Temple
in Jerusalem after the Maccabees had conquered the city in 164 BC.
When the Jews had cleansed the temple and should rededicate it,
they would light the eight armed candlestick Menorah, which would burn day and night.
Then they discovered however that only existed lamp oil for one day,
while the needed eight days to prepare new, dedicated oil.
Candles were lit, and then it happened that God let it burn in the required eight days.
Lev HaOlam delivering a piece of the Biblical heartland to your door every month!
Lev HaOlam gives the international community the opportunity
to show their support for the Jewish pioneers of Judea and Samaria.
If you like to have Christmas once a month with great products from Israel,
organic and handmade things, check out the website: www.levhaolam.com.
The few snowflakes around our house was gone within a few days.
We figured that we had to drive a some hours to find lots of snow.
I think Mr SpiderDan is tough. Continued snowboarding in his age..
I feel a bit safer with slalom skis
Frost and nature's own art is always so beautiful, especially when you do not see it every day.
Approximately -19 degrees, but we were well dressed without freezing.
It's one of those things that keeps me through the dark period.
And the sun has turned! How good is it?
It is January 4th and we have already had more sun this January
than we had throughout January 2014. It could only get better
I have also seen A small glimpse of Aurora between Christmas and New Year
New year new opportunities.
I just finished this knife today. Yes, absolutely true.
I made shaft, sanded and stuff. And I also made sheath.
Maybe I should paint sheath in a different color..
You're allowed to say it if you are impressed:-)
I learned everything by Mr SpiderDan, he has made 20 to 30 knives,
I have no idea what we are going to do with all this knifes..
I was reminded of a word today:
"Cast your bread upon the waters,
For you will find it after many days"
I think I'll try to throw more bread on the water in 2015,
because I would like to have more blessings.
Happy New Year to you:-)