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Sometimes I think time is moving too quickly, other times I realize, like today, that it is ME that is zooming through the days, barely able to slow down enough to turn my head and realize the sun is shining, the sky is that crisp sharp autumn azure that seems unreal. The air is full of bite and breath and yet you don't need a sweater. We pulled the wooden wagon behind us to the plant nursery in search of pumpkins; alas, there were none. Or rather there were, but they were either too small to work for our-style jack-o-lanterns or WAY too large to lift. I want pumpkins that are bigger than my head, but still easy to raise and cradle.

Next weekend is being devoted to all things pre-Halloween. Pumpkin-purchasing, perhaps pumpkin carvery. Errand-driving after final costume customization paraphernalia. Halloween at Tivoli, oh boy!

A week and a half ago, here in Sweden, it was Canelbulledagen, which translates to "Cinnamon Bun Day." That makes 2 Swedish holidays I know of that are dedicated to sweet desserts. As far as I'm concerned there can't be too many holidays dedicated to sweets, and I make an immediate motion to institute Candy Corn Day ASAP! Or Mellocreme Pumpkin Day! Or hmmm...what candy holiday do you think the calendar is sadly lacking? Circus Peanut Day? PEEPS DAY!?

As I was leaving for choir, the kids and Anders were preparing to turn the kitchen into a cinnamon bun factory. Anders did the dough and then let the kids have at it. They made 60 cinnamon buns. Then because their father wouldn't let them invite all their friends over for an impromptu cinnamon bun party, being that it was too late in the evening, he let them pile half into a big basket and shooed them out into the neighborhood to deliver them door-to-door instead.

Wouldn't that be a nice surprise? Answering your doorbell to find 2 smiling children delivering FREE freshly-baked homemade DELICIOUS cinnamon buns to you?

mood: busy
music: Katie Melua—I Do Believe in Love


I think they skipped my house by accident! Come back!!!

:) :) It's too bad they don't have global delivery!

:) I love your kids!

I'm pretty sure now that I must be Swedish.


Love the hat Karin is wearing.


How fun- delivering the cinnamon rolls around the neighborhood! I love Karin in the last picture. Her hair is cute like that.

mmm...cinnamon buns and cute kids!

I miss a CHEESECAKE HOLIDAY. The world is sadly imperfect.

Um, they never made it to MY house. I've checked the stoop TWICE. No children. Send them over, please.

And also, Katie Melua! love love

They're on their way :P

I'm stone in love with Katie, too :)

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Her hat says "Head Cook" in Latin :)

I wish you lived in my neighborhood!

Or that you lived in mine! :)

Are they baked yet? When can I come over to eat them? I love Karin's ultra-personality. She cracks me up. Martin on the other hand, looks super-professional.

wow--you are living the life, baby

Paris sounded like a dream!! So glad it all worked out so well.

And what would I do if those two adorable children came to my door bearing fresh hot cinnamon buns??! I do think kidnapping would be involved.



I saw some decoration pumpkins at Lidl already last week. It was a meager selection, looking like a leftover sale rather than the start of a season. Some were small, some were bigger. Some were orange, some were green? Small amounts of edible pumpkins have been present in the fruit department for perhaps months. I don't know how popular pumpkins were in Sweden before some begun to import Halloween traditions.


They're sooooooooooo cutee!!!
Esp. in the last picture, her smile is sooooooooooooooo cute!
Almost drove away my depression :)
Absolutely lovely darling kids you've got there!

[Where's my cinnamon bun?]
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I'm sure there is global delivery available ..... or wait, were you speaking of "from Flyinge"? That must be why no one showed up at my door!
Double darns!!!
As for Sweets Day .... definitely missing... Liz's Baskets Day! or Dark Chocolate Marzipan Day. Love,Lizardmom

oh yeah, Liz's baskets day!! :D

Re: Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.

Yay - you're back! Looks like you had a wonderful time, and YES! would I ever be thrilled to see two cuties with bullar at my doorstep.

Hopefully they'll celebrate Halloween on the actual day in Sweden (they are notoriously vague about that), and I bet it will be fun.

~Angela (threecrowns)

CINNAMON BUN DAY?!?! Oh, I am SO moving there.

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