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12 days of blogmas: Merry Christmas!

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My twentyfourth day of cheer was: a giant Christmas cracker! We have added this to our Christmas Eve dinner festivities. So good! Yesterday’s tea was the last tea of the Sonnentor advent calendar. It was a “Heavenly Christmas Delight” tea, with cinnamon, lemon balm, blackberryleave, orange peel, apple, liquorice root, cornflower and calendula. It smells earthy with a hint of… Read more »

12 days of blogmas 2020: #TBTBSanta bookswap

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My twentysecond day of cheer was: so funny! It really made me laugh out loud. It’s Santa’s rubber ducky! 😀 Yesterday’s tea was a “Guardian Angel” tea, with apple, coriander, fennel, rosehip, spearmint, aniseed, lemon balm and cornflower. It sounds really interesting! And I’m glad to find a fruit blend without hibiscus. It smells a bit sweet and the color… Read more »

12 days of blogmas 2020: Dutch cooked pears

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My twentiesth day of cheer was: a Christmas poem! Santa is looking for new reindeers because his are growing old. Only Rudolph seems to have nothing wrong with him, even though he is still getting laughed at his nose. Yesterday’s tea was a “Winternight” tea, with rosehip, hibiscus, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, apple and orange, mandarin, clove, cinnamon and lavender… Read more »

12 days of blogmas 2020: more Winter postcards!

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My eighteenth day of cheer was: a stained glass biscuits recipe! This was certainly unexpected, even though I stuck two recipes in my own made swaps. I’ve never heard of stained glass biscuits, and I also recently bought myself a set of cookie cutters. So I might add this one to my list of cookies when I start baking next… Read more »

12 days of blogmas 2020: employers Christmas gifts

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My sixteenth day of cheer were: three cute bird stamps! I really like birds and I didn’t have bird stamps yet. These are perfect! And yes, I did immediately used them in my journal. Birbs! Yesterday’s tea was a “Fortune” tea, with applemint, lemon balm, peppermint, mallow, daisy, cornflower and calendula. It smells minty and the color is brownish yellow…. Read more »

12 days of blogmas 2020: Christmas music

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My forteenth day of cheer was: a crocheted Christmas ornament! I can’t crochet AT ALL, and yes, I have tried many times. But it just gets a huge mess, and me too because of the frustration. So to get something crochetted is a true gift of time! And the colors are perfect for my home. Yesterday’s tea was a “Darjeeling”… Read more »