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Advents calendar

Do you have ever time in November to prepare an advents calendar or do you end up doing it all after Christmas and New Years Eve like me? I also would like to do more cookie backing / trying out new recipies, but I never seem to have enough time for it. Af course, I could buy ready-made dough, but is just not the same.

I am putting together a wish list of projects for the next years Christmas and hope to improve my planning:


Christmas markets in Europe

I am in the midst of my next years planning of activities. Sounds a bit rigid and too organised, right?

The reason for this is simple; I just feel to miss many nice events. So I changed my strategy to select all the nice things I’d like to see and start to plan when I could go.

This is one thing I would like to see next year:

Basler Weihnacht

Speaking of markets; the Zwiebele-Märit in Bern is also on my list. Next 22nd November 2010.

Find here the list of Christmas markets as made by Livingathome.de in Weihnachtsmärkte in Germany and Europe.

Cut out and assemble font

Do you remember the ‘Modelbastelbogen’ at school? Well, you’ll only remember if you went to school in CH. I loved to assemble the houses and castels. While training my crafting skills I learned something about some historical sites in Switzerland. The assembly plans were also rathed from simple to difficult. When you mastered the ‘Chateau Chillon‘ you had reached the top… which made me really proud. But once assembled, they became dust catchers 😉

But if I see these advent (1, 2) calendars I get all merry and nostalic – and there are some more to choose from than I could back then (gosh; that sounds way too old).

Since then, I am still fond of assembling paper. Be it origami or a font; like I have seen it on Dafont (via Swissmiss).