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Hot cocoa in the snow

I often think about how lucky I am to live here, in this house and neighbourhood, with my husband. We live in the middle of three bays all within a 5 minute walk. One of them has a lovely beach, with people bathing in summer and ice skating in winter. We have a really cold winter this year with an enormous amount of snow. Some people would just stay at home but we’ve been out both days this weekend. Today we prepared hot cocoa in a thermos bottle that we packed together with something warm to sit on before heading to our beach. We stopped by our local bakery to buy two semla and then we trudged through the snow to a wooden dock where we drank our piping hot cocoa and ate the delicious semlas while enjoying the sun and snow. We returned home with frost nipped cheeks but very happy.

Hot cocoa and semla.

Happy in the snow!

Enjoying the view.

The black dots are people and children ice skating on a ploughed track.

21 Responses to “Hot cocoa in the snow”

  1. Tanya & Dariusz
    January 31st, 2010 19:26
    1

    Jätte fina bilder =)!!!

  2. Parigote
    January 31st, 2010 21:06
    2

    Brrr, I wish I were there !!

  3. Gale Reeves
    February 1st, 2010 06:35
    3

    Great photo of hot chocolate in the snow. We have just had snow in Tennessee, USA; we almost never have snow here in the south.

  4. Marta
    February 1st, 2010 12:20
    4

    What a BEAUTIFUL weekend!! Your entries are truly inspirational and always bring a smile to my face. Thank you! Best wishes! XX

  5. DaviMack
    February 1st, 2010 21:06
    5

    Fabulous pictures! Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing this – it gives me hope that my plans to move us to Scandinavia aren’t folly!

  6. Deborah
    February 1st, 2010 22:10
    6

    Lovely, lovely photos, and SO nice to hear you and your husband doing such a cosy thing together. You are lucky. We’ve had more snow than in many years here in DK as well :) More to come they say!

  7. Susan
    February 1st, 2010 23:49
    7

    So pretty! You’ve inspired me to make some chocolat chaud…but I will wait until tomorrow to go out in our snow. Getting late. (Those semla look wonderful…I must look into this subject:)

    ciao!

  8. Christine
    February 2nd, 2010 02:36
    8

    Beautiful pictures. I love the pastries and hot coco in the snow in particular.

  9. joy
    February 2nd, 2010 14:12
    9

    What an absolutely beautiful photo. The snow is just gorgeous. It is summer here in Australia and very hot so it just made me feel cooler immediately. What a wonderful thing to do…take hot chocolate and have it in the snow. :)

  10. stuffedmice
    February 3rd, 2010 00:23
    10

    Chyba właśnie polubiłam kakao:)

  11. Pia
    February 3rd, 2010 19:30
    11

    Ah! The simple things of life. What a pleasure.

  12. Howard Beale
    February 3rd, 2010 21:47
    12

    This is beautiful crazy and perfect!

  13. Hanya
    February 4th, 2010 13:44
    13

    Vilket fin blogg du har! Ser att ni har lika mycket snö som här på västkusten….kram!

  14. Kylie Jenner
    February 5th, 2010 20:37
    14

    Wow those are such good pictures! I makes me want to do that too, but I don’t think that I will because I hate the snow so much! But thanks for making me at least think about doing that. Cute idea!

  15. pity
    February 6th, 2010 22:55
    15

    lovely photos, it looks sooo relaxing, everything looks better with a cp of hot cocoa, lovely blog! will be back, cheers from london

  16. Ritika
    February 8th, 2010 09:57
    16

    Dear Dagmar,

    Ever since i have come across your blog, i have been completely hooked to it. so much so that i have started reading your archives since 2005. I love the simplicity in your writings and the enthusiasm with which you post your enteries. It was sad to know about your athiritis caused by the stale chicken. i instantly posted the blog on twitter and facebook to tell all my friends to avoid roadside joints and stale chicken. Your cats are simply adorable and your house looks beautiful.. I’m writing to you from my office desk in Mumbai.India.. Hope to read more of your foodie stories.. also weekend cat blogging is fun.. when will you write again.. ? take care..

  17. komarka
    February 8th, 2010 23:29
    17

    Dagmaro, piekne zdjecia i jeszcze piekniejsze semla! :) Zainspirowalas mnie zeby upiec samodzielnie moje pierwsze w zyciu semla. Byly pyszne (i jaka fajna odmiana od tradycyjnego paczka ;)) Pozdrawiam z rownie zimnej i snieznej Polski :)

  18. diva@The Sugar Bar
    February 10th, 2010 18:47
    18

    I love that picture of the cocoa in the snow. How gorgeous and so luxurious :)

  19. Esme
    February 13th, 2010 18:43
    19

    You make the snow seem cozy and fun.

  20. duva
    February 20th, 2010 16:20
    20

    ser jätte mysigt ut ;)

  21. Fröken Dill
    February 23rd, 2010 14:33
    21

    Wonderful photos! I keep remembering myself about the advantages of this extreme winter. It is certainly beautiful and much, much better than what could be in this time of year; grey, icecold rain and slasksörja (in english?).
    If only the local transportation service here in Stockholm worked…
    On the other hand, I think it would be possible to ski instead of waiting for busses and how exotic is that?

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