Quote of the day, by my sister Johanna:
'...And in the end we apparently drank Feuerzangenbowle. I don't remember clearly. And I don't know how I knew it was on the menu. I mean, at that point I couldn't read anymore. Not even with one eye...'
Margith, you won yesterday's Advent gift. Will you email me with your address?
For all of you who come to this blog by accident or some other unforseen event, I will explain how the Advent giveaway works. Because everyone should participate and everyone should invite even more friends to participate. The more, the merrier.
'Advent' means 'coming' in latin, in this case the coming of Christmas and Christ. During Advent time, a German tradition has us give one small present to our children, or older special loved ones, each day until the 24th of December, which is 'Holy Night' here in Germany. These gifts are supposed to make waiting for the big day a bit easier and a bit sweeter (when you're three, it might just make it worse, but then, a gift each day is a gift each day...). And that's also what I do here on the blog. Each day I give one small gift to someone who left a comment on the last Advent post. If you comment each day (and don't worry, it doesn't need to be poetry to count as comment), you make my day and you get a chance to win a Lineanongrata advent gift.
PS: Comments also make my day in July.