|On our way|
|China but in Sweden, Dragon gate, on the way to Gavle|
The following morning at 0830 we left for Christmas celebration in Gavle. We haven't been there for a while and this time both Jonas, Emil and Mandy joined which was very nice :-)
Meanwhile Danniel was so nice to look after Pinglan. Big thanks Danniel!
|My sister Helen's dog Pinglan who we "dog sit" since they are in Dubai for the holidays|
The further north we came the more snow it was and also colder. By the time we reached Gavle we had -14 C and the coldest was -16C. That is cold and I do understand Sandy loving the California climate :-) Wouldn't mind that myself.
Back to Gavle where there also were a lot of snow. When you walked there was this lovely creak, which I do like. It's far better than the icy streets we often have here in the Stockholm region.
|In Gunillas living room|
|Gunilla in front of the fire place|
Anyway we first visited Gunilla and Per in their new house which was so nice and totally perfectly decorated. I loved it. We had some coffee, ham sandwich and of course safron buns.
Then we went over to Staffan and Lena's house where Linnea (sadly with a bad cold) Henrik and Amanda and Oscar were. Later Gunilla and Klara joined and we sat down and chatted before the preparation for the Christmas Day linner (lunch/dinner) started.
Everything was so good, we had lots of laughter and talk. Alway a pleasure to come and meet the grown up children and grandchildren.
|Mandy, Lena and Staffan|
|Lunch and Klara wanted to be in the photo :-)|
|The table is set|
|Waiting to get the "at table" order ;-)|
We drove back later in the evening and today on Boxing Day we are having a sunny, cold day here. Just finished lunch and now we will relax and enjoy the holiday.
To all of you reading this - I hope you're having a relaxed and good holiday together with your loved ones. If you can't be with them - like I can't be with my American family - keep them in your heart and thoughts which I do.