And we're baaaack! To school!

 Hello, everyone!  Summer has been - and is still pretty much still here weatherwise (yes, sir - thanks to the Danish weather gods, this seems to have been the best summer since I arrived here in 1998!) - but the school holidays have zipped past and my kids started back yesterday.  Which means that a)… Continue reading And we're baaaack! To school!

Feel Good Friday – 9 November 2012

Three things that have put a big smile on my face this week: Switching off my telephone and going to bed before 10 o'clock in my nice clean, cosy bedroom (thank you, Flylady!) and reading a chapter or two of Martin Beck (a series of Swedish crime novels that I'm reading in Danish) before I… Continue reading Feel Good Friday – 9 November 2012

Impossible (Coconut) Pie

Here's a recipe which I found in the unlikeliest of places...a crime novel!  (The one I mentioned in last week's Feel Good Friday post.) I'm loving Kerry Greenwood's novels and am racing through them at a speed of knots... You'll need: ½ cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup dessicated coconut 4 eggs vanilla (I… Continue reading Impossible (Coconut) Pie

Judging a book by its (swell, just swell) cover

I was at our local Danish library on Sunday afternoon, browsing through the English crime novels (British English before American English, according to Danish cataloging systems...).  I like toread before I go to bed and I love crime novels.  But not ones filled with death and despair.  A bit of death is fine - it's the bleak,… Continue reading Judging a book by its (swell, just swell) cover

Tea with your Tolstoy? :)

I've already shown you the terribly high-tech, all singing, all dancing Danish libraries where you're (literally - boom boom!) allowed to climb on the bookshelves, haven't I? If you missed that post, it's here...'Where are we?' Wednesday But the other week I popped in to another local library as they were the only branch who had a book that DS10 needed the… Continue reading Tea with your Tolstoy? 🙂

Menu plan Thursday – Letting the kids loose!

Did you have a favourite cookbook as a child? This is my one, "A Young Cook's Calendar" by Katie Stewart. It's from 1978 and cost 45p at the time! There aren't any photos in it (only drawings) but I loved reading about "walks at the weekend and tea by the fire" and "picnic food to carry to… Continue reading Menu plan Thursday – Letting the kids loose!

Five go to the cinema!

Don't know quite how I ended up with 'fives' of things I like on Fridays. Could be something to do with the Enid Blyton books? Not the infamous "Famous Five", didn't like those kids. I preferred the Enid Blyton series "The Five Finder-Outers" who were more sleuthlike. But, as usual, I digress! I'm all excited about the #FlyBabyMovieParty… Continue reading Five go to the cinema!