Monday 28 December
DH went in to the office this morning and I got up early – 9am 😉 – and got to work in the kitchen preparing lunch for Danish family who were coming: brother-in-law, his girlfriend and his two kids (13 and 17).
They arrived at 1pm and opened their Christmas presents…
Then straight on to lunch, which today was: ham, gratin dauphinois, Twinkies salad (raw, tiny florets of broccoli and cauliflower, baby tomatoes, black olives and a sharp Italian dressing), børnegrønt ‘kiddie greens’ (raw veggie sticks), mustard, cornichons (baby pickles) and baby gem/chive salad. Lots of red wine to go with it. Homemade brownies, chocolates and biscuits for dessert (see yesterday’s blogpost). Here’s the table, set for 12.
Then the Danes left to go and see Avatar in 3d in the cinema while we (my Danish DH, me, DD7, DS9, Mum, Dad, my brother and my niece) went to Tivoli 🙂 Lots of lovely lights. Unfortunately the iPhone isn’t great at taking nighttime photos but this will give you a flavour… Here’s my Mum and Dad 🙂
Then shiver me timbers, those scurvy landlubbers were hungry again so we partook of a mighty fine dinner and lashings of rum aboard Pirateriet (the Pirate Ship on the lake at Tivoli). The lily-livered scallywags cleaned their plates so we didn’t make them walk the plank…
Then it was time to watch some Tivoli fireworks, the light/music/water show and try a few of the rides before finally settling down to watch Crazy Christmas Cabaret (something we’ve done for the last 4/5 years and has become a family tradition). This British pantomime/cabaret (with smatterings of Danish) has been performed at Tivoli for the last 26 years and this year’s theme was “Mamma Mafia”. DD7 managed to stay awake the whole time this year, partly due to a bag of sweets/two cartons of apple juice! 😉
Then home by train (takes about 15 minutes), a cup of tea and a piece of Christmas cake. Nite! 🙂