shoes off! slippers on!

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Christmas Shopping. Today I couldn’t resist to make a present to myself. Those comfy and adorable winter slippers. I thought they will warm up my day and fill my house with another pair of house slippers. Europeans, house slippers and their hardwood floors. That’s a story itself, I figured. Googling, I ve stumbled across some others that talked about the cultural difference of talking off your shoes whenever you enter someone’s house or apartment.

Yes, indeed I had to hold myself back to not shout out “ shoes off! “ everytime someone entered our home in Nebraska. I tried to even leave mine on, sometimes. I always felt a little sassy, though. Like a teenager that did something that Mom insisted me not to do.

wise mommies about cultural differences
expat in sweden and some fun shoeless party pictures

Today I felt simply comfortable being at home with my new slippers on.

Bussi Babba today!

PS: I joined the December Photo Project on Facebook. An open group that involves taking one photo each day for the first 25 days of December and posting them. See www.tredways.org/dpp for more information. Today I am sharing my house slippers.

made in austria makes you happy plus a candle

I am a coffee person. Every morning the same procedure. Coffee before I am available. Coffee before I think. Coffee. Elixir.

Around 3 p.m. in the afternoon the same thing. Coffee and cake. Indeed very Austrian I would say. Kaffee Jause.

Today I made it through the afternoon without my coffee. Drinking chocolate from Zotter instead.

Zotter Chocolate manufacturer is well known far beyond its borders for the organic, fair-trade and hand-scooped chocolate produced in Austria.

For a lovely, restful, thankful, peaceful and happy Sunday I made some Zotter Drinking Chocolate. The time it takes, and the love for chocolate is what makes this a wonderful ceremony. I am taking my first sip that causes to release many neurotransmitters. I am happy.

Zotter Drinking Chocolate comes in many different variations (BitterClassic, RichAlmond, India Masala, Hot Turmeric, Pumpkin Seed Nougat, White Vanilla, …. and many more). It definitely will make you afternoon a sweet experience.

With this and some handmade Vanillekipferl we celebrated todays first advent. Made in Austria made us happy.

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