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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Gleðileg Jól

It is the 24th and having survived the Icelandic 23rd -don´t ask,just imagine the taste of rotten sting ray and that is all you need to know- I am ready and good to go with the whole idea of Christmas.
Excessive gifts have been purchased, food that would feed three time the people we actually are and electricity levels reaching new hights; this only means one thing: Christmas is here and in about 2 1/2 hours I will be feasting and opening presents like crazy.

While making this year´s desert (a trifle- be very impressed!) all of you popped into my mind and I put everything down and decided to post a short message to all of you:

Merry Christmas you lot! May a glance at the year that has gone by bring a smile to your face, may the good memories far outweigh the bad ones and may all of you feel loved, special and cared for. You are an extraordinary part of my life and although very far away, you´ll still be with me right here, when we sit around the tree and reflect on our blessings. I might even count YOU twice :)

Wonderful Holidays everybody "and to all a good night!"

Posted by Minka :: 9:52 pm :: 25 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 16:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Minka!!!

Trifle?!?! I'm very impressed!

Happy Holidays and peace to all.


At 18:09, Anonymous Joel said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Minka!

At 18:52, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Sounds like you have everything in the bag:)

btw, your talk of flooding made me go peek at other country's weather, and I came across a most interesting site about the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden--you probably know all about it, but it's facinating, how an entire hotel melts away every spring! According to the weather reports I saw, that region is freezing now, luckily.

At 18:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(I always forget something) Thanks for the lovely music!

At 20:09, Blogger Doug said...

Wow, trifle!

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I just came by to count a blessing.

At 21:13, Anonymous al said...

Merry Christmas, Minka.

At 21:27, Blogger Minka said...

Morgan, same to you and may it be bright!

Joel, thank you and may yours involve delicious take out one of these days :)

Actonbell, I knew about the ice hotel. There is weird stuff in the world :) I am glad you like the music, it is not everybody´s piece of cake. But it is very festive German and I have to celebrate both my nationalities ;)

Doug, I counted you twice ;)

al, a very merry Christmas to you too :)

At 22:17, Anonymous neva said...

Beautiful. just like you. thank you, dearest Monika -- and warmest wishes for a beautiful Christmas and a Happy/Joyous New Year.

Trifle? please tell me you nixed the sauteed beef & onions... (sorry, as a "Friends" fan, you knew i couldn't resist). in all honestly, that's one dessert i can make, too! hmmmm... y'know, *some* day, we may have to compare notes and/or ingredients, eh girlfriend?


At 00:15, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas message and The Vienna Boys Choir adds the perfect touch - nice blending of your cultures.

So glad to consider you part of my blessings for the past year as well.

Merry Christmas

~ G

At 01:58, Blogger QuillDancer said...

Minka -- I wish you a very Merry Christmas full of joy, love, family, friends and laughter. (And making a trifle is no trifling thing.)

At 04:07, Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

And horses, Quilly. Christmas ain't Christmas over at Minka's place without the horses ...

Make merry, Minka. That's no trifle.


At 12:13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry (it's) Christmas (today)!


Cut and pasted into a 1 line URL, this is how I picture Monika on Christmas day. :-)

At 17:09, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, they count me twice at the butcher shop, too. Still Merry Christmas!

At 00:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gleðileg jól!

At 01:01, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Minka and the best of wishes for a glorious New Year.

At 07:08, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Oh dear Minka! A very merry, lovely, perfect, peaceful, beautiful Christmas an even more amazing and miraculous new year too you!!!!!!

At 18:05, Blogger Logophile said...

Hope your Christmas was as lovely as you are!
Happy Boxing Day!

At 20:51, Blogger Sar said...

Minka I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and received just as many excessive gifts.

Btw, I remember from last year the rotten shark. Those Icelanders . ;)

At 20:52, Blogger Minka said...

neva, I´d love to make a trifle with you. I skipped the beef and onions though ;)

G, that was so beautifully put. Thank you!

Quilly, indeed it isn´t. Same to you and may the next year, January in particular, bring amazing surprises..........

Oc, I fed some horses and even went on horseback on Christmas eve. You do know me quite well, for an amoeba that is ;)

Morgan, that was cute, I actually tried and copied a photo of me into teh elf. It looked good too :) Have a wonderful time!

Doug, they know a good piece of meat when they see it ;)

Bjössi...new profile picture? I likes it! Gleðileg Jól, sætur!

goldenib, Thank you and the same to you. Just you guys also remember, breathe and relax in between all the craziness :)

Square, something tells me...teh next year will be the best one yet :)

Logo, mwahhhhhh right back at you. I am in teh right corner and I am not budging an inch :) My robe is georgeous too :)

At 20:57, Anonymous Brian said...

Glad you had a wonderful time, the decayed flesh non withstanding. :)

It's going to be down around 3 degrees tonight, but rebounding back to 25 degrees by the weekend. Lots of rain the past several days.

At 22:20, Blogger QuillDancer said...

Minka -- I don't want a surprise in January. I want confirmation of what I think is true.

At 01:19, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, sounds like you could be just as well in Icleand.

Quilly, I know how you feel and the best of luck with it! Since I am dishing out luck like nothign today, I am gonna give myself a bit too. *sprinkles fairy-dust all over herself*

At 12:31, Anonymous Heike said...

Hoho! Hope that you got tons of presents. Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr! And we'll see in 2007 :-) Big hug, Heike

At 23:47, Blogger Tim Rice said...

Hi, Minka! I finally made it around. :) Hope you had an excellent Christmas. It sounds like you were prepared for a sumptuous one.

If you like to see a picture of my girlfriend, there are now a couple pictures of her on my blog in a post reporting on a couple of my family Christmas gatherings.

At 10:23, Blogger Minka said...

Heike, Opa asked about Portugal. We really need to get down and busy planning. Expect and e-mail arly next year. Boy that sounds long, but it it is just around the corner.

Tim, I would love to and canæt wait to have a look!


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