Christmas eve is the big holiday here dedicated to family, food and presents. Christmas day is the day after – the day of contemplation and rest and play. On Djurby farm we all get together somewhere in nature.

This year we had a camp fire by the ‘ski slope’ so that the youngsters could sled, ski and snowboard. The older folks sit around the fire roasting sausage, drinking coffee, and talking.

Returning home using a ‘kicker’ or sled walker (it goes quite fast if icey)…

…to lots of music and lots and lots of leftovers.

Annandag Jul – the day after or Boxing Day is a traditional holiday here too. Our family always goes somewhere special for an excursion.

Because there was too much snow for hiking in the wild, we took a drive to the local castle (Wik Castle) and walked around the park viewing the woods, lake and buildings.