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We’re in Sweden for Christmas again this year. We spent Christmas Eve at Åsa’s mum’s house. There was lots of food, presents and tonnes of snow…

Opening the first present. What could it be? Carl's first skis Mormor shows him how it's done He was able to stand up and shuffle forwards but thought it was more fun to fall down Then it was sledging time The skis take a well deserved break Mrs Claus and her elf deal out everyone's presents Scout and Lily wait patiently Carl got loads of presents Mormor enjoys her book about our first year with Carl Finally Scout gets a bone to chew Carl's favourite present was his bin lorry A lovely spread

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Sledging in Norrviken

Now that we have plenty of snow we decided to test our sledge on a hill near the house. There was nobody else there so we had plenty of space and loads of fun….

Marching up to the top of the hill It's far to the top And zooming down again We survived!

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Oh Christmas tree…

Well it’s that time of year again…

Åsa puts up the lights Scout is as helpful as usual We're getting there Done It's not Christmas without candles and tinkling Hmm, how do I get out of here? The finishig touch. An Eeyore angel

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Gingerbread houses

Since it’s coming up to Christmas we decided to make some gingerbread. We made houses, people, Star Wars characters and Carl made what can only be described as gingerbread splats.

Trying to show them how it's done Hard at work Carl is having fun. Honestly!

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Sci-Fi convention in Stockholm

Once again it is nerd weekend time in Stockholm. We had a great weekend with a tonne of troopers, fantastic and fun guests and a lot of general silliness.

Old rivalries were renewed Olle's homemade Iron Man costume Henrik's Space Marine is about eight feet tall The nerds with Temuera Morrison who played Jango Fett Thomas's Wall-E made his first public appearance Darth Vdaer supports Nordic Garrison

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Jessie’s off to live in the desert

Jessica, who is Carl’s godmother, has got herself a new job in Dubai. She came to visit us before she set off on her new adventure.

Carl's Christmas present Er, who was the LEGO for again? Carl's favourite, playing games on an iPhone Playing on an iPad was even more popular

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Carl’s first time driving a train

Our friend Jimmy is a train driver and he asked Carl if he wanted to come for a ride on his train. Of course we had to grab the chance!

Our transport for the day All aboard! Some refreshments before we set off Jimmy's office Away we go Lots of other trains Passing our house

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Living the life of luxury…

We’ve been away in Tenerife for a week taking it very easy. We stayed at an all-inclusive hotel so we didn’t have to clean or cook and Carl was enrolled in the Bamse kids club so we even got some time off from being parents. Perfect!

Riu Buena Vista hotel The hotel Skalman was waiting to greet us Our view Off to Bamseklubb Having fun with all the other kids Carl was a bit of a ladies man Chilling with a good book The flowers were very brightly coloured Red sky at night... Hello in there Carl spent loads of time in the pool Up, up and away On the seesaw with mum And climbing all by himself Playing with Coco and Rai Rai Time for the Bamse parade A Bamse hug Vargen Carl loves to leap into the pool Taking it a bit easier Melon was a big favourite Out for a walk Writing postcards Story time before bed Making a big splash Åsa enjoying the pool Time for a drink Åsa says goodbye to Vargen The volcano seen from the plane

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Big stones

Ever since we moved into the house, Åsa has been trying to work out what she wants to do in one corner of the garden. Now she’s decided so, for her 40th birthday, she received two huge stones that will form part of her new area. They arrived today and Carl was most impressed with them but more impressed with the big truck that delivered them…

Delivery truck Hope he doesn't drop it! I'm the King of the World!

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My autographs

I’ve been collecting Star Wars autographs for a few years now and they are starting to take up too much space. Therefore I have started from scratch and am collecting all my autographs on one Empire Strikes Back poster. It’s always been my favourite of all the movie posters so it just made sense to use this one.

Autographs

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