Christmas In Sälen

Here we are, with family, enjoying Christmas whilst ski-ing in Sälen, six hours north of Stockholm.

We arrived on Sunday after our long drive. By Monday we were on the slopes – both myself and Alfie for the first time!

Day 1 : A clear sky, and Alfie takes his first ‘steps’…

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Day 2 : Christmas Eve. Slightly cloudy, slightly rainy. The kids give everyone in the family their (mostly) homemade presents…

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I get to take a turn with Leon, on a very wet day…

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We realise Alfie had been put in the wrong group. He is now put in the right one (beginners) – ‘the snowballs’ – very cute…

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…and Father Christmas comes to visit (it’s Sweden after all!)……

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….he’s looking like he needs a haircut this year…

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A couple of kids are nervous…

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…but two out of four dare to give him a hug…

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Day 3 : Christmas Day, and there are stockings to be opened (we need to keep our English traditions after all!)..

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…and new board games to be played…

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(Yes, that’s our Christmas porridge in the pan!)
…before heading out to the (rather slushy) slopes again…

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…though this time, Alfie’s desperate to get back to play with his new presents…

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I wonder what the rest of the week will bring? 😉
A Happy Christmas to you all!
🙂

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