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Sebstien Bruno Chocolatier course – How to make your own Halloween House

For my birthday I was given a chocolatier course and since today is Halloween we had to make our own Halloween Chocolate House :D It was great.


Intense concentration


We get to play with orange chocolate


And green chocolate


Final Result. 6 Participants and 6 Halloween houses


My house in my house


Ellens 5th Birthday !

My little sister Ellen turns 5 years old today and Ingrid and I took the trip from Oslo to join her birthday party!

Ellen dressed up as Minnie Mouse.

Unwrapping gifts

Blowing out candles on the birthday cake !

It was a real nice birthday party with several princesses, one superhero and 2 zombies. Several grown-ups joined too and it was nice to spend time with the family !

Tim Burton’s “Nightmare before Christmas”

Ever since this movie came out I have loved it. Now it has become a huge part of my pre-christmas traditions. Every year before christmas I HAVE to watch it to get into that special holiday spirit.

The inhabitants of the Halloween city have just finished celebration this years Halloween and their King, Jack Skellington, feel empty and hollow. Like life is no longer fullfilling for him.

While the others celebrate that another Halloween celebration has ended in great satisfaction… Jack sets off for a long walk and gets lost. During his time alone and his walk – he discovers a meadows with a circle of trees with decorataive doors and he is fascinated by the glittering globes and the decoration on the christmas tree. He touches the globes and the door opens and Jack falls in.

Jack is stunned by the joys of Christmas and the holiday spirit that posesses Christmas town. He is amazed and brings home lots of samples to Halloween town and performs a huge amount of experiments to try to understand what Christmas is all about. During his experiments he decides that he does not need to understand what it is about, but he does decide that this is what will fill his life with joy again and decides to make Christmas his.

He calls all members of Halloween town to a town meeting to let them in on his plans and as he tries explaining them what Christmas is about and of his plans for them to take over Christmas. They are all in on the idea, except Sally who thinks this is a terrible idea.

For those of you not having watched this movie yet, here is the film trailer:

This film is a musical and this is my ABSOLUTE favourite song from this movie:
Jack Skellington discoveres Christmas Town: “What’s This?”

There are 2 versions of this film and it has a huge fan group.
My favourite is the original 1993 version.

Nightmare before Christmas on the web:
On Wiki
On Rotten Tomatoes
On Tim Burton Collective

Ellens 4th Birthday

Today we celebrated my little sister Ellens birthday and Ingrid and myself went to visit for her birthday party. We were greeted by the cutest little fairy princess ever.

Considering her birthday is on Halloween, of course everyone camme dressed up accordingly. We had 4 princesses, 1 skeleton, 1 batman and 1 superman.
The kids were so cute!

Of course there were gifts

When Ellen had been asked who she wanted to attend the party, she answered. MY GANG. So cute, 4 years old and she has a gang. :D However the memebers of her gang are all 4,5 and 6 years old and hence we didn’t take them for a long round of trick or treating, but we did take them for a tiny one.

They came home happy and full of candy !

Then there was time for the birthday cake,  A lovely raspberry / strawberry cake. The kids were not too fond of it and stuck to chocolate cupcakes – which of course meant more for the grown-ups :D

The kids had fun and so did their parents it seemed. Ingrid and i stayed behind when the other guests left to spend some quality time with Ellen and Linda.

We decorated small boxes with glitter and played with Ellens new toys and Linda showed us how good she has become at playing the piano. They also showed us their rooms and their toys (I mainly see the kids when they are at our dads place, so its nice to see how they are living at their moms place as well) and the rest of the house.

Suddenly the birthdaygirl had had enough, but go to bed? Nope, that was not an option. She fell asleep in the lap of her older sister.

and Linda spent some time cuddling up to me :D