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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Today was Sinterklaas (Here is a link if anyone's curious about it, but basically it's the feast day for the historical Santa Claus, St. Nicholas of Myra), so I made kempisch worstebrood (sausage rolls) and pepernoten (small ginger biscuits). The latter didn't turn out that great (dad thought they were a little too crunchy), but one out of two ain't bad. Dad bought chocolate-coated marzipan for the occasion too. It's really sweet. If I'd eaten more than two thin slices, I think I probably would've felt ill afterwards. As it is though, I'm feeling rather full and content. I think the spice mix I used in the biscuits must be close to what they put in chai tea. It smelled great.

Got the rest of my Christmas cards out today too! Not a bad day for accomplishments.

Aaaand my paid account's renewed, so I can keep filling up all that wonderful icon space. Might do one or two more Firefly ones. And studiously avoid the spoilery Serenity pictures while I'm at it.

Current Mood: full full

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zeft From: zeft Date: December 6th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I got your card! It's lovely.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 6th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, cool! Glad you liked it. :)
thousand_miles From: thousand_miles Date: December 6th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're from Australia, right? I thought you celebrated Santa Claus and not Sinterklaas in Australia. We have Sinterklaas too, but those words as worstebrood and pepernoten, sound very Dutch to me.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 6th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are Dutch, actually. ^_^ Sinterklaas isn't celebrated by Australians, no, but my father is a Dutchman so we celebrate it. And as a practicing Catholic, I like to celebrate it. :)
ciliandis From: ciliandis Date: December 7th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I love your icon. *hugs it*

As for my reflex reply to this?

"Mar-zi-pan, Mar-zi-paaaaaaaan. Wannamakesomewooddavers?"
jazzgoddess From: jazzgoddess Date: December 8th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey Steph - just sending out my xmas cards today - and I just realised that I couldn't make out your last name on the card you sent me? I can hazard a guess - but I'd rather have the correct spelling before I send it through the mail.

Thanks! :)

- Erica
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 8th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It should be Muskens. :) Though I don't blame you if it's misspelt....we get all sorts of odd spellings for it, lol.
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