Spånga’s annual Christmas markets. Local small businesses, school classes and various clubs and organizations sell mostly Christmassy stuff, sweets and hand-crafted things. The scout group has several fun stalls, this year just like most years. The oldest scouts cook light meals over open flame – bacon omelettes and mini pizzas and such. The middle age groups sell toffees and sweets that Ingrid’s group made during last weekend’s “hike”. The younger ones have a lottery where you can win gingerbread houses that the scouts have decorated. Ingrid’s group manned a chocolate lottery wheel.

We had our office Christmas party today. A bus was supposed to take us all to the venue. This bus stopped right outside our office… we were rather disappointed when this turned out to be not our bus.

The party was pleasant enough. Decent julbord, and I was lucky with the (spontaneous) seating and ended up between interesting people. (I am no good at drawing people into a conversation when they don’t take any initiative themselves and respond to my questions with single sentences.)

Many days Adrian goes home on his own before I get to the school, so I don’t see this place so often any more.

More city lights. Hötorget (“haymarket”) and a cinema.

A loaf of bread and an iPad is all you need for contentment. Maybe some butter as well.

Shopping for some last-minute advent calendar fillers. Even though December has already started. All sparkly and shiny.

Walking through a gray morning to pick up Ingrid from a scout hike.

One elbow patch done. Phew!

I like to imagine that if the designer of this cardigan had decided to add elbow patches, then they would have chosen to make them just like this.