I spent yesterday preparing my Christmas houses although I'm not sure about the roofs now, they don't look very seasonal and may just end up being year round houses. When I started I thought the pattern on the spotty paper was too big and yet now it's the one I like the best.
Last night was the Räbeliechtli parade in the town. All the kids carve a turnip the day before then walk together through the town the following evening. The band leads the way and a horse and cart brings up the rear. It finishes at the school with food and mayhem. The turnip carving can get a bit competitive with some very elaborate designs making a show. This year I went for a simple but effective idea I saw in a Martha Stewart mag (thank you Hera!)