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Searching for Elven mills and finding witch’s butter

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the forest in the last few days. It hasn’t been great weather for nature walks – very grey and misty – but this is where I always go when nothing feels right. Due to a number of personal issues I won’t get into, my mood has beenFortsätt läsa ”Searching for Elven mills and finding witch’s butter”

The snowy city is full of life

It has been snowing like crazy in the last couple days and I love it. I might be a bit irritated over the public transportation never running on time if I had to work. But as I mentioned in a previous post, I’m not currently working. I’ve taken the opportunity to go on long walksFortsätt läsa ”The snowy city is full of life”

I walked by the sea

Today, I went to the shore of the sea to return some things I’d borrowed to decorate my altar. I’m in the process of rearranging it and didn’t need them anymore so I figure I’d give them back and take the opportunity to blot to Njord and Freya Mardöll. I prayed for help and forFortsätt läsa ”I walked by the sea”

The Yule Tomte: A Memory of Ancestor Veneration

Christmas time is nearing, which means people will soon start to bring out their holidays decorations. In Sweden, one figure will be making his yearly comeback: the jultomte, or Yule tomte. This tiny man with a big white beard and a pointy hat is a beloved figure in Scandinavian folklore. In modern times, we mostlyFortsätt läsa ”The Yule Tomte: A Memory of Ancestor Veneration”

A Northern European classic winter threat + two twists on the recipe

One of the most popular threats consumed in Northern Europe during the winter months, and especially around Christmas, is ice chocolate. It’s also one of the first recipes many children learn due to how simple it is: just melt together the same amount (in grams) of dark chocolate and coconut oil, pour into little mouldsFortsätt läsa ”A Northern European classic winter threat + two twists on the recipe”

Gratitude

It’s strange how the mind so rarely can find satisfaction. Today I was so frustrated because it was cold outside and I was freezing. I felt nostalgic for the past summer and I wished it could be summer and sunshine soon again.Then, I smiled when I remembered how I this summer hated the heat andFortsätt läsa ”Gratitude”