H.E.A.T at Rockbåten, photo by Pär Altan

fredag 26 december 2014

and then we celebrated Christmas Day in Gavle

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.
Having fun

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.