Favourite Christmas Story – Blogmas Day 11

There are many different kinds of Christmas stories out there. There are the classic ones, the modern ones and everything in between. For today’s post, Noemi and I have decided to share our f

avourite Christmas story. I personally don’t know that many Christmas stories and if I do, they didn’t leave much of an impression so that I would still remember them. Picking my favourite, however, wasn’t difficult at all. It’s called Findus at Christmas.

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Books to read in December (or after) – Blogmas Day 7

Winter is the time for books. Unfortunately, this year I will have to keep the fun reading to an absolute minimum until mid-January. Also, I don’t really have anything exciting to read at the moment. But oh boy, be assured that I’m heading to a book store the day I finish my last exam (other people would head straight to a bar. I might do that, too). So I thought I would talk to you about some of the books that are on my to-read-list.

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10 years of lovely letters

I have three boxes in my book shelf and they are all filled to the top with letters that I have been collecting for over 10 years now. Last weekend, I took them all out and read every single one of them. I could see by the way the letters were written how I got older; grew up. 8-year old Anna didn’t get the same letters as 14-year old Anna got. Handwritings got neater, spelling mistakes fewer, the sentences more elaborate. I used to get a lot of cards with horses on them, lately most of them show some sort of cake. Sadly, I also noticed that I got fewer letters during the past few years as I did when I was still a child. The internet and mobile phones happened, I guess. There are still Birthday cards and post cards from all over the world but there are hardly any proper letters. While that makes me a little sad, it is not like I have been busy writing letters lately. And, like my mum always used to say: “If you want to receive a lot of mail, you have to write a lot.” You could also do a lot of online shopping, I guess but bills can hardly be described as the kind of letter you want to find in your mail box.

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The world between the covers of a book

“A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop on board, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.” – Khaled Hosseini, And the mountains echoed

I wrote this quote down a while ago while I was on a train. It struck something with me and I didn’t want to forget it, hence the note. It seemed suitable for today’s post – one about the love for stories, adventures and mysteries put down on paper, just waiting for someone to open a book and make them come alive.
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