As if Monday mornings (= returning to school after a full weekend glued to the computer and/or his bed) aren’t tough enough on my DS14 (dear son, aged 14), there is now even more for him to dread… Up until last week, he had idræt (gym) once a week. But now they’ve rejigged the timetable… Continue reading Monday Morning (School) Blues
The Christmas and New Year break is now officially over. All the decorations are down, we've eaten the last of the goodies and - much to the kids' dismay - school restarted today! ;)DD11 (Dear Daughter, 11) has a rather strange book for Religion at the moment. It's The Bible. But not as we know it, Jim... "Manga… Continue reading Back to school. Amen?
Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. Just like last year, 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!21 DECEMBERIt's the shortest day of the year… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 21 December
Today is Friday, week 41. Yes, those crazy Danes do love their week numbers. (Remember my post Week Six? Week Sex!) To be honest, I've always found the Danish way confusing and prefer using actual dates. "Shall we meet up in the week beginning 21 October?" Instead of "Shall we meet up in week 43?" But… Continue reading Here comes week 42!
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!
If there's one thing that signals the start of the (6 week) Danish summer school holidays for me, it's the sound of blaring music, car horns, singing and cheering. Danish high school kids are graduating this week and (surely you know what's coming next?) there's a quaint Danish tradition attached! ;)After the graduates are sent off… Continue reading (Danish) High School Musical (Trucks)
We interrupt the series on Danish Weddingsto bring you an important Public Service Announcement:This coming Friday - 31 May 2013 - is Karameldag ("Toffee Day")! It's the last day of school for 9th and 10th graders. And they'll be celebrating. Selvfølgelig. Most of them will be attired in fancy dress (and will perhaps return home, soaked to the skin and covered… Continue reading Public Service Announcement – Karameldag! Flying Toffees!
If you read my post about our Family Advent Calendar, then you'll know that tonight we've been out at a family Christmas Bingo event at DS10's After School Club. I was quite cocky about my skills and decided to buy ten whole bingo cards. Not that we played all of them all of the time...far too stressful for… Continue reading Bingo Banko!