Hello, hello – yes, I’m still here! I haven’t been away on holiday, honest. I’ve actually been unable to post since the end of last week (the Denmark website was moved to a new server and some gremlins apparently went along for the ride). But, hey ho, the editors here tell me that we’re all good, so finally I can write, write, write!
Tivoliis open for Halloween at the moment, so I took the kids in there on Sunday afternoon…
Pumpkins, spiders and limbs galore and lots of other spooky stuff. Yes, yes, we even braved Hotel Scary. And, yes, yes, I was the one who screamed loudest!
Anyway, after the shows and rollercoasters, we wandered around the gardens looking at the stalls. DD12 (Dear Daughter, aged 12) spotted some personalised mugs – you know the type…
Maybe we should buy some as a Christmas present for Granny and Grandad in Scotland? Now, dear Reader, in Denmark you have a choice of three mugs for Granny. Listen up, I shall say this only once!
“Mormor” which is literally “Mum’s Mum”. “Farmor” which is literally “Dad’s Mum”. And “Bedstemor” which is Grandmother or Granny.
And another three for Grandad. “Farfar” which is literally “Dad’s Dad”. “Morfar” which is literally “Mum’s Dad”. [On a sidenote: the Danish expression to “tage en morfar” means to take a nap! 😉 ] And finally we have “Bedstefar” which is Grandfather or Grandad.
So you just need to decide if the gift is for your Granny on your maternal or paternal side and…Bob’s your uncle! 😛
Have a terrific Tuesday!