Chanukah

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

star of david lights

star of david cookies

chanukat

chanukah food

latkes

dreidel

chocolate coins

Just a few images to show you what this time of year looks like for me. I've been eating many latkes and sufganiyot, feasting with my family far too much, collecting chocolate coins, lighting many candles and gleefully playing with a dreidel like a kid.

These lovely images were not taken by me, but belong to the talented tamlyn. I went on a camera strike this Chanukah. I'm usually the one holding the camera, rather than sitting down eating, lighting the candles, or participating in the making of all the delicious goodies. This year, I skipped recording the event in favour of participating in every aspect of it.

These images are however a strikingly accurate depiction of what Chanukah was like at my place, right down to the mesmerised cat staring at the candles for hours and the Star of David cookies which I attempted to make while my grandmother gave me instructions over the phone from Israel. Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as these ones, but at least I baked without burning! This is a huge achievement for me.

Alas, the only image that wasn't reflected at my place is the Star of David lights. I wish I could find some here, they look pretty darn cool.

Happy Holidays everyone, whatever it is that you do, or do not, happen to celebrate this time of year. I'm taking a small break from my little blog from now till New Year's Day, so a Happy New Year to you all too. Thank you for visiting my blog all year long, it has been quite a year. See you all in a brand new shiny 2010!

17 comments:

Mila said...

Gorgeous post and photographs dear Hila!

I wish you a fantastic Christmas time!

Lots of love,
Mila.

St├ęphanie said...

Fabulous pictures !
Happy Christamas dear !

Sundari said...

Happy holidays, Hila.
Hope you enjoy your time with your family.

Des said...

I hope that you and your family have a very happy holiday season.

Desiree Fawn said...

so beautiful -- thank you for sharing!
happy holidays!

marie said...

sometimes its better being in the middle of everything than on the outside looking in - but then its good to have time time on both sides :) have a great break, see you next year!

Lucie Peacock said...

thanks for sharing these pictures, even if they aren't yours. they are really beautiful. now i would like some latkas, please...

Maria said...

beautiful! cute cat:)

happy holidays!!

angela said...

Beautiful photos, Happy Holidays!!
xx

Marte Marie Forsberg said...

Have a wonderful holiday season and thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Esti said...

Feliz Navidad Hila!

Lauren said...

those cookies are gorgeous! happy holidays!

Erica said...

Have an immeasurably wonderful year Hila.

Mary-Laure said...

It looks like a fabulous (and delicious) celebration. And the eyes of that cat! They speak volumes.

Hila said...

thank you fabulous people, I hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed yourselves immensely! Happy New Year :)

Mila said...

Such a gorgeous post, dear Hila!
I hope you'll have an amazing 2010...

Love,
Mila.

Hila said...

Thanks Mila :)