I just got back from Luxemburg. It was really lovely. It took us 5 hours to get there because we drove through a snow storm in Belgium, but we got there! Jans aunt and uncle were really lovely, and had a really great home. They spent most of thier lives traveling around the world, so they have a very different looking house with things from all over the world. They are both teachers, so it has allowed them to get around quite a bit. They have two little boys who are 5 and 2, and are the sweetest little guys, and really made the weekend fun.
We were going to go to a German Christmas market, but we decided to go to a market in Luxemburg instead. It was so fun, we drank Gluhwien out of little boot shaped cups and waolked around the market and tried different foods, it was really nice.
We then went to the international fair that was in Luxemberg. They had a Canada stand! Everyone that was selling things in the fair was from their own country (I think almost half of the Luxemburg population is not really from there at all) so I talked to some Canadians! I bought a plate of Christmas baking that wasn’t nearly as good as Ma and Grams, but it was still nice!
The Denmark stand had Reindeer that you could try (Yes, to eat) and Jans sister had some. I accused her of eating Rudolf, and then told everyone about dads ‘Olive’ the other reindeer thing. Isn’t that one of Dads jokes? I hope so, or I’ve been falsely advertising his humor.
We had a really nice evening, where we opened our secret Santa gifts (Or in this case, SinterKlaas Suprise’s). Jan’s sisters boyfriend had me, and he got me this really hilarious weekly calendar. It’s called Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley. You should google it, it’s hilarious.
Anyways, this morning we went to a really beautiful forest and did a bit of easy hiking. They have lots of snow there, so we had quite a few snow fights and brought a couple sleds also. The car got stuck on a side road, and I felt very in my element. It didn’t take us long to get it out!
We caught the same snow storm on the way back, and it took us 6 hours total, so we’re all a little tired of the car. Anyways, I should get to my homework that I’ve been neglecting all weekend.