Traditional Danish smørrebrød lunch, record rain, Friday goals! Flyady hygge Christmas planning mission 25

In today’s hygge Newsletter! Flyady Christmas planning, a stormy dip in the heaviest rain of the past 150 years plus a delicious traditional smørrebrød lunch to celebrate the birthday of my Bestie, Erika from America! The weekend is on the horizon so let’s dive right in!

Today’s hygge Christmas planning mission – number 25 – has a reminder about our Friday goals… Make yourself a nice warm cuppa or hot cup of coffee, grab your pen and notebook or Flylady Holiday Control Journal (see the bottom of the Newsletter for a link) and tap below to watch the video. Hygge chat time!

Hygge Christmas planning

Yesterday Erika took me out for a delicious lunch to celebrate her birthday (see last Saturday’s post for the photos of her birthday celebrations at our Bluetits Chill Swimmers group). But first, of course, we dipped! Very stormy and it rained all day! I heard on this morning’s radio news it was the most rain in Copenhagen in a single day in the past 150 years. And the equivalent of a whole month of rain, wow! It was a battle to walk out on the bathing jetty. Sea temperature was 6c/42f, air windchill minus -1c/30f! In conditions like these, safety takes priority. So we held on to the steps and dipped, letting the waves crash over us. No swimming. But fun!

But let’s quickly warm up and get cozy again with a delicious Danish frokostplatte (“lunch plate”). A traditional selection of smørrebrød. In Danish lunch restaurants you’ll often be given a long thin piece of paper and a pencil. You fill in your table number and tick the boxes of the dishes you’d like to order. Dishes are served with our ubiquitous Danish ryebread. For lunch I usually eat two or three dishes and we had ordered the plate of three for 179 Danish crowns. I had the fiskefilet (fried fillet of plaice), fresh tuna/avocado/lime salad and the tartare of raw beef (which comes with a raw egg yolk, horseradish, capers red onion, crispy onions, etc). All delicious! Plus a glass of elderflower cordial to drink. Erika chose the fried plaice, frikadeller (traditional Danish pork patties) and fiskefrikadeller (fish cakes). Lots of fish at this restaurant right by the sea and it was very hygge watching the waves crashing in as the rain battered the windows. And you’ll notice the small Danish flag on the restaurant table – another Danish tradition when you’re out for lunch or dinner celebrating a birthday or anniversary!

But back to our planning! The hygge Christmas missions are straightforward and won’t leave you feeling overwhelmed. A little bit each day, and you’ll have a calm and collected holiday season. You can find my check-off list here (a Canva template you can modify). But you don’t need a list to start: watch today’s video, move your bahookie and start! If you miss a day or two, don’t go back. Just keep moving forward! We will have Super Missions in December…

The Flylady has a FREE workbook which you can download for free here. (Also useful for planning a wedding, Hannukah, baby shower, Ramadan, etc) I show you how to use it in this video…

Looking for recipes, crafts and more Christmas hygge planning? Here’s my FULL Christmas and seasonal series… This is where you will find recipes, easy crafts, decorating with my Bestie Vibeke, the sights and sounds of Copenhagen at Christmas time…

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