So the other day I told you about the Invasion of the kids with caps... Once they get the cap placed on their head, it doesn't stop there. It's time to celebrate. Big time. It goes like this. Each High School class gets on to a truck. Which they have decorated with flowers, banners, Danish flags, etc,… Continue reading The kids with caps…time to make some noise!
First there was just one or two. You didn't notice them really. Just random dots on the landscape. Then they started popping up in the train and bus. They began to multiply. Huddled together in groups on street corners. In school halls, department stores and on the street. And - selvfølgelig - all over my… Continue reading Invasion of the kids with caps…
Hot on the heels of Big Prayer Day, I bring you yet another public service announcement...This Thursday, 5 May 2016, we have yet another religious holiday where Denmark will basically be closed for business. What's the occasion this time? Kristi Himmelfart. Literally, Christ's Sky Flight. Or Ascension, as is the more boring name in English. Oh, yes,… Continue reading Attention! It's Ascension!
Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. Once again, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!13 DECEMBEROkay, so there are no prizes for guessing what I’m… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 13 December (Lucia)
On Friday my DS14 (Dear Son, aged 14) went to a birthday party/sleepover at a classmate's house. All the boys from his class - that would be twelve of them - were invited, as is the general rule here for birthdays. You invite the entire class (boys plus girls). Or all the boys. Or all… Continue reading X marks the spot!
What did you learn at school today? If you ask any 14 to 16 year old round these parts today, you might be surprised at their answer...Today is the start of their 10 week long elective course. They chose the subject themself. From a catalogue that would make your mouth water... How about "Masterbaker", "Pastrychef",… Continue reading What did you learn at school today? Hacking, Mindfulness or Bridge?
As you saw in my Monday post - Back to (the new) school (reform)! - my two little darlings are back at school and life has returned to normal. Or is this just the calm before the proverbial storm? We may be coming up for a turbulent six months. Should we be ringing round relatives?… Continue reading To be, or not to be (confirmed). That is the question! (Part One)
Hooray! The school holidays are over! As my winterbathing buddy, H., said to me this morning, "Skønt! Endelig hverdag igen!" (Nice! Finally back to everyday life!) Much as we love our little darlings, we Mums are rather glad to see the back of the six week break. But - surprise, surprise - even my kids… Continue reading Back to (the new) school (reform)!
The holidays are here. The holidays are here! The holidays ARE HERE! Can you guess that we are excited? 😛 Yep, Friday was the last day of school for my kids. It was a beautiful warm, sunny summer morning and we cycled over to school with a song in our heads, not a care in… Continue reading School's. Out. For. Ever. Toot, tooooot!
No sooner than I had wiped the last chocolate from the corners of my mouth and hit 'publish' on my flødeboller blogpost (Flødeboller! What's not to love?), than I remembered that there was even more to go round of those dainty Danish domes of delight!What about a tongue twister? Fem flade flødeboller på et fladt flødebollefad!… Continue reading Flødeboller! What's not to love? Um, even more!
Are you ready? Tyres pumped, lights checked, cycle helmet strapped firmly on? Tomorrow, Friday, is Cyklistdag (Cyclist Day) for my DD12 (dear daughter, aged 12) who's in the 5th grade. It's a campaign, organised by the police and schools in our area, to improve road safety. Many kids bike to school - either accompanied by… Continue reading Pumped and ready to ride!
Whenever my DSBB (Dear Scottish Big Brother) comes to visit, he [cough] very kindly provides us with a list of things he'll "need" when he's here. Beer, beer and (more) beer - ha! But, okay, aside from lots of Danish øl, number one on the list is always flødeboller. Now, to be honest, I'm not… Continue reading Flødeboller! What's not to love?
You know you're in Denmark when...In the words of the iconic Undertones, "Here comes the summer!" In fact, Danish summer officially kicked off yesterday, Sunday 1 June. (Spring starts 1 March, summer 1 June, autumn 1 September and winter 1 December.)How I love late spring/early summer! My absolute favourite time of year, when Denmark shows… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (Here comes the Summer!)
Tomorrow - Wednesday 28 May 2014 – is Karameldag. Or “Toffee Day”!It’s the last schoolday of May (schools are closed for Kristi Himmelfart - Ascension - Thursday and Friday) and therefore the very last day of school for the 9th graders. And they’ll be celebrating - selvfølgelig! Most of them will be attired in fancy dress. Most… Continue reading It's that time of year again…flying toffees! Karameldag!
As I said in Wednesday's post, Vote, vote? Yes, yes!, we're having a heatwave here in Copenhagen at the moment. 25 degrees yesterday...phew! My DS14 (dear son, aged 14) took the plunge and finally joined me for a swim - even though the Danish sea water is still very much dragging its late spring/early summer feet… Continue reading When Friday night is school night!