Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas - Finnish style

We live in a multi-national household, and we try to honour both the British and Finnish culture - and perhaps we should also think about Seppo's Russian heritage.....  So, Finns open their presents on the afternoon of December 24th,  so we set out with pleading eyes for Äiti to allow us to open some parcels.
We had loads of presents this year and are very grateful for them. Look at this feast from the Muhos gang's gummitäti and friends.
I was quite eager to try some of the treats!
And even better, Ruska ate some from Äiti's hand.
Sampo was very interested in the parcel from the Poupounette Gang - merci beaucoup! Look at that stash of Party Mix - my favourite. And those pipe cleaners - bliss.
 And we have this very strange addition to perheeni....
Sampo had a sniff - but even he wasn't sure. 
And he also tried to play with this gecko. This was one lizard tail he could not remove.

Seppo loved the bags that everything came in.
And the boxes.
Jura was very keen to make the red pipe cleaner his own.
He needs to protect it from Mirsku, who also liked the bag.
As did Pekka.
And I  took solace in a wonderful cushion full of kissanminttu from Ruotsi, from my pal Pelle. Thank you to everyone: kiitos kaikille!
And the best thing, we have our British Christmas to come! We still have a heap of presents under the tree.


Katnip Lounge said...

Meowy Catmas!!! That's what us Yank Kats say...and you know what comes AFTER British Christmas?


What bliss.

Love from all of us at The Lounge xoxoxo

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Christmas!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Our #1 has been very lax in that we have not yet opened the beautiful box from you. TODAY! It will happen today!!!


The Chans

Sparkle said...

Christmas is already turning out to be quite bountiful at your house! And you say there is more?! I can't wait to see!

Kari said...

What a splendid Christmas for you!
Look at all of the wonderful treats and there are more to come...squeee!
We are delighted to see Ruska
enjoying a tasty nom, bless him. But
we must say we are like Seppo. A
nice cat sized box is gift enough, let
alone all of the presents inside. We
think lovingly of dearest Harris and
his first Christmas as an angel and
remember those, Rilli, Tuomo and
Monty, who have gone before. We
know they are all close to you on this
special day. Puna , you have the
cutest profile and little white, fluffy
All of our love and joy to all of you.
Kari, Gran and the Cats.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

You kittehz are having a great Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Prancer Pie!


Honey P. Sunshine said...

Merry Christmas!

Findus, Isak och Rasmus said...

God Jul! Merry Christmas! Opening presents on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sounds absolutely perfect.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You have lots of lovely presents and treats to enjoy.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

A Very Meowy Chrissiemouse to you all! We hope Sandy Claws brought you lots of wonderful treats, toys and Nip.

The Florida Furkids said...

Merry Christmas!!!

The Florida Furkids

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

It looks like you were all on the nice list =^.^=
Merry Christmas!