December 29th, 2014 by

The recent days have been quite cold here. In the morning it was -28C. We had plan to go out shopping so we had prepared the car so it had the engine heater on for more than three hours before we were to go. That was good, otherwise I don’t think the car would have started. Now at least, I have all the ingredients I need to make a delicious sandwich cake (smörgåstårta) for New Year’s Eve.

The sun is still absent most of the day. It only rises just above the horizon for a couple of hours before it goes down again. I very much long for the longer days to come!

I wish you all a Happy New Year!



  • Maryann Laursen

    I am sure glad, it´s not quite as cold here, but like you I sure long for the long warm and bright days too, even this picture looks really beautiful, we all know how much troubles it means to those, who have to deal with this.
    I hope, you´ve had a wonderful Christmas with your family and will have an amazing New Year too soon. And may 2015 be the best year ever for all of us.

  • Denise Turner

    I wish you and your family, friends and everyone who visits your site: A Very Happy New Year

  • Trish

    Wow, what a gorgeous picture! Happy wishes for a wonder 2015. i look forward to each blog posting!

  • Jackie Whiteman

    Fabulous picture, we had snow here on Boxing Day, nothing like yours though!! We think it’s chilly when about 2c. Hoping you had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and wish you all a fabulous 2015.
    Can’t wait to see what delights you have in store for us all in the New Year, take care and keep warm x

  • Angel Lilith

    -28? I thought here was cold. But I am not sure now. Here was just -13.
    I wish you a Happy New Year!

    …and I wish us lot of Monica creatives!

  • rkramadh

    Happy new year to you! I hope all your wishes and dreams come true. Thank you so much for your generosity and creativity you share each day. Stay warm 🙂