Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tomten' - An old Swedish Christmas tale

I guess everybody's busy, just like I am, working on the last caring preparations before D-day ...

But maybe you have a couple of minutes to sit down with a cup of tea, rest your legs and ease your mind - and enjoy this old Swedish Christmas tale, inspired by a poem by Victor Rydberg, later adapted by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Harald Wiberg - this is an English/American version of 'Tomten':

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Do you also have a tomten in your house?

Have been thinking about you and your generosity tonight since I'm working with materials you have sent me. I'm really excited about the way it looks.

Have a lovely evening in your cosy house upon the hill. Enjoy the silence, tomorrow will be another busy day.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, dear Elizabeth!

Well, I am sure I have a tomte somewhere here around - and today I even found traces of hare and deer in my yard - right in front of the entrance, actually!

I'm excited too, to see what you're up to!

Sara Lechner said...

here the tomte melted away... summers come and stay...!
preparing my christmas without snow or cold...

Julie said...

I am pleased that the winter will go as it has come :-) I hope you have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. xx

Manya Maratou said...

hey, thanks for this.Happy new year, anneli

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks, girls - glad you liked the 'Tomten' story - you know I grew up with this!

Wish you all a very good and healthy new year too!