Tuesday, 23 December 2008

The Christmas Tree



Our commander in chief, Sofie, the hamster, climbed the Christmas tree yesterday, more or less demolishing the needles as she went along. Unfortunately she will have to wait for the climbing orgy until we take it down, otherwise there might be no needles left in say three days.




The tree is beautiful, but every time a needle falls off, there is a huge thud. It makes me nervous, but there are a few hundred needles, so the tree might last a few more days.

There are obviously trends when it comes to tree decorations as well. My mother came here with some new ornaments and they made the beautiful ones from last year look outdated. Well, the tree looks pretty fabulous anyway and has its own acorns.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Vemund's Reindeer

As Christmas is approaching, the song "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" starts buzzing in my head. Quite the nuisance! But, my partner makes a lovely reindeer with apple and sour cream sauce. Here is the recipe:

Fry chopped onions and a pressed garlic clove in oil or good butter.

Add chopped reindeer meat, fry for a little while, add a finely cut apple.

Simmer in sour cream.

Add salt and pepper.

Works nicely with oven baked potato wedges with rosemary (potato wedges, oil, salt, rosemary
baked inn 200C warm oven until tender.)

Monday, 29 September 2008

Sofie - aspects on being a professional rodent


Our little darling, Sofie Amalie, is a professional rodent, and she never lets us forget it. She is the kindest little girl, climbing my skirt, resting on my lap to be petted, lying on top of her cage listening to classical music with her eyes partly closed, but she has an unhealthy interest in phone cables.

Thankfully she only chews on the old ones, the room where she exercises in the evening is full of cable salad and we need to keep a close eye on her little teeth. She also used to climb the curtains. One night, as I was doing some work on the laptop, I looked around to see if she were somewhere near. The the curtain moved. Soffs was climbing, and she was two meters above the floor. She is impressive, the curtains are not made of lace, they are solid linen. Thankfully she was an easy rescue. Lately she also discorvered how to get down, she uses a technique very similar to that of a human on a ladder. Impressive, but we try to keep her off the curtains none the less.

So, little Miss Pale Carrot Fur is quite a handful. Small and light, she is a fussy eater, mostly into organic vegetables and fruit, keeping her trim waistline and wellmanicured nails. She climbs on me as well. Preferably on the inside of my skirt. She feels like Miss Acupressue though, she has a healing touch.

These are her pawprints, after taking a dive into my teacup (not hot, and just a drop left).

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