This rocks! Maoz tzur. Happy hanukkah!

We have got 8 days full of light and fun, whereas our Christian friends now have a full month of cleaning the house, cooking, buying presents, buying Christmas tree, getting all that decoration out, baking. Phew. So much more relaxed with Hanukkah. Chillin’ with a glass of lovely red wine and watching that first glorious hanukka light fill my house.

 

9 comments for “This rocks! Maoz tzur. Happy hanukkah!

  1. : )
    November 28, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Good for you McG!

    It does take time as a secular Norwegian in December to follow up on all the Christmast preparations in school, childrens activites and work places. Used three hours last evening to help children at school making Chrismast presents and lisend to Christmast music : ) We have the next weekends filled up with Christmast endings and I have taken on making cakes for most places we are going to ; ) Then its Chistmas calenders for the children every morning, then one have to get the obligatoric Christmast decoration for the window or a neightboor might wondre and start to preach Jesus love. The Christmas cards are done so its just to hand them out to freinds and family as one see them. Have made a list on the one that should have. Then its the presents to the one in the family that celebrate Christmast. Then one have to buy some extra vine because someone always show up with an unexpected present on the 23/12 : ) Then its family on the 24/12 and we eat a lovely dinner and just relax, we did it this year as well, thanks God its one more year to December : )
    No way one can try to just let December pass away as a normal moth her in Norway, Christian or not one has to do things one perhaps really think is a waist of time and energy, its better to jump into it then crowl : ) I love to bake so I have fun, but wash house oh its so noia!

    Lovely song in the lab! Enjoy the next eight days McG ; )

  2. Eric R.
    November 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Happy Thanksgivukah!

    Tell Martin that I saved him some turkey… :)

  3. November 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I will! I have had some technical problems with blog comments this week. Now hopefully resolved, I am sure Martin will gladly share his marmite sandwich with you..

  4. Eric R.
    November 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I’ll pass on the veggie substitutes. I have tried a number of them, as my sister is a vegetarian.

    I would sooner eat cardboard.

  5. : )
    November 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    This is so low:
    http://www.vg.no/rampelys/artikkel.php?artid=10140878

    I’m not Christian at all but I think that Christians that make nice music does it to make other people happy not to prove how good Christians they are. Chill down and let people be them self and don’t twist everything so that it fit your picture!

  6. de Bacle
    November 30, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Talking about rock singers….
    There is quite a stir in Norway now because of the accidental invitation of Rock SInger Morrissey to the Nobel Peace Prize fesitivities in december.
    When interviewed after 22 july 2011 (The Utoeya massacre) he said it doesn’t compare to the daily massive abuse and slaughter of animals (yes, he is an activist).

    This has (rightly so) caused Norway media to take offence at his being invited to Norway
    http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kommentarer/Den-umusikalske-fredspriskonserten-7386056.html
    …and mayor Fabian Stang (good guy) refuses to see hin in the City Council residens.

    Then it shouldn´t be so heard for Norwegian media to understand why it is offensive that Sevje, who quite analogously belittled terrorism against Jews in Israel, is not welcome there, and it is absurd he can remain the Norwegian representative for relations between the countries.

  7. de Bacle
    November 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Wikipedia: Marmite (/ˈmɑrmaɪt/ mar-myt) is the brand name for two similar food spreads: the original British version…

    How that great nation got stuck with that weird stuff beats me

  8. de Bacle
    November 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

    Not to be outdone by the French: in the weeks that followed, American
    archaeologists dug to a depth of 20 feet before finding traces of copper wire. Shortly afterwards, they published an article in the New York Times saying : “American archaeologists, having found traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the French.”

    A few weeks later, ‘The British Archaeological Society of Northern England’ reported the following: “After digging down to a depth of 33 feet in the Skipton area of North Yorkshire in 2011, Charlie Hardcastle, a self-taught local amateur archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely bugger all. Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless.”

    Just makes you bloody proud to be British

  9. : )
    December 1, 2013 at 1:59 am

    What a laugh, loved it de Bacle : )

    Hope Martin comment on this, you are very missed Martin : )

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