And why not another post about Puerto Rico when I am already at it 😉 After celebrating Christmas completely (2007, 2008) and partly (2009) in the Caribbean, I can’t help being a little nostalgic while at the same time very pleased that we are actually going to be in Sweden this year.
Here are some photos from one of the Christmases we spent in Puerto Rico, you can see and read more under the category “Christmas in the Caribbean”:
Some of you might remember the very detailed and illustrated paella recipe I published a few years ago? Well, these photos are from that December evening when O made a huge paella for all his colleagues. When I wasn’t the paella maker’s assistant, I took photos of O’s colleague’s garden and neighbours’ house.
For me it was very exotic to see poinsettias (julstjärnor) outside in the garden… The hostess told me that she had bought more than 75 poinsettias – big and small. The small ones she had planted in the flower beds by the house while the big ones were in pots. After Christmas she would dig up all the holiday flowers and throw them away!
The orchids were also growing outside – on the palm trees
The neighbours were busy putting up all the Christmas lights in the garden and on the house. It seems that they had also bought lots of poinsettias for the flower beds…
The end result looked quite cosy once night had fallen.