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Hello 2011!!!!

Hello NEW YEAR.You are already 8 days old but I still catch myself thinking about all the things that happened in and around Christmas. During my holiday.

Seeing my whole family, spending peaceful (no fights at all!!! :) ) time with them and having a jolly good time eating great food and explore new things. This was truly a great season and I do go so far to say that its going to be one of the best Christmas to keep in my memories. Yes, sure it was really really stressful at times as me and Kai celebrated Christmas with my family and also with his and between those locations we had to drive around 500km.

We also spent 6 days on an norwegian Isle called Foldøy, which was a dream. Days full of peace and quietness. surrounded by water, snow and ice. That really helped me a lot to focus on my inner voice. Find balance again.

Welcoming this fresh new year on a snowy and pure island was such a rare gift that I am truly thankful for this chance.Which brings me to a great inspiration:

For the first time ever I will choose a special word for this new year. Inspired by two of my fave blogger, who also have chosen a special word Amber Schmitts Word of the Year and Andrew\’s Word of the Year

I picked the word develop. Its simply perfect for me as I plan to develop myself…This year I want to develop new skills, I want to learn new things. Things that are completely new for me. As I am still pretty new in my Job (this month is going to be my third) I want to develop my own professional skills, getting better….

I am pretty sure my Word Of the Year is going to let me develop to a person that has a whole new and an enlarged view of all things and a completely new understanding. I hope by choosing this word and keep focused on developing myself in every thinkable direction I will be grown a lot by the end of this YEAR OF 2011. Which would be more than great as a new Chapter is about to start in August 23rd. As I turn 30 then. :)

Feel free to comment if you like.

love*Linn*

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Merry Christmas you all

My dear friends,  followers and people of the internet.

This season is one of my favourites of all time. It was such an exciting and happy time. We had snow here in Hamburg since the end of November and the feeling of real Winter was present all the time.  Some things are really different this year. As we had guests on the first of Advent, which we havent had before and we went to Advent gatherings to family and friends. We decorated early this year on the 1st of December instead of Christmas eve. What a jolly good time that was. The smell of brewing coffee, bakery and fresh made delights were overwhelming and so comfortable.

But the best cookie doesn’t taste if you eat it all alone. So the best thing of the Christmas season are gatherings…its cold outside and also dark and everyone is crowded together..around the warm and light places. At work, at home, at friends. It’s a special time where relationships are build and grow stronger and when people show each other how much they care for one and another. They write Christmas Cards to spread the love or do Charity to show people who havent got enough that there is someone out there who really cares.

Thats what makes it so special and that is what Christmas is all about: Spreading LOVE around the world..where you live and into the lives of so many people through social networks, letters, packages or through donating. The world is getting closer through this and it even lightens up! Thats what God thought as he made us  his favourite creation a very special gift. God became a child to show us how much he cares for us. He become one of us to get connected with us to serve us and teach us. God brought light into this world and we should remember that CHRISTmas is a time to celebrate the HOPE and LIGHT and LOVE in this world.

I am going to celebrate this Christmas with all of my family in the west of Germany. I am so looking forward to that as it is going to be the first Christmas where we celebrate with all “the kids” and there spouses at our grannies home. On second Christmas day me and my Mister drive up north to celebrate with his family before we leave for Norway on 27.12. Me, my twin-sister and our spouses are going to spend a whole week in a holiday house on a small island in the Fjord of Norway. Time to relax….reading a good book, playing games, watching movies and cooking together. Pure quality time. I am really excited about this already.

So let me wish you all a  very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family. Enjoy every minute because time with them is a gift. Enjoy the good food and the peaceful time to relax and do whatever you want to do in the time between years. Enjoy the weather…if you havent got snow yet or also if you have lots of it. Focus on the moment.

Love*Linn

 

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