Spring fever? Hay fever!

Hope you all had a nice Easter?  The weather here was fantastic – sunny and (mostly) dry.  My tootsies even got their first airing in flipflops!

Everything is blooming in the garden and I’ve been weeding, pruning and potting like crazy… 

People are out on their bikes, scooters, skateboards, waveboards and pennyboards. Or how about the old gent I spied this morning on the cycle path, who was kicking it old school style on rollerblades! 😀

It’s now open season for schoolkids to be out in the forests and parks for gym class and sports day.  This lucky class got the extra “pleasure” of watching me and my winterbathing buddies take our skinny dip this morning! 😉

Yep, big and small, everyone is out and about.  Seeing the ‘crocodile’ of kids from the local nursery on their morning walk always brings a tear to my eye!

But talking of teary eyes…  All this fabulous weather means that pesky pollen is having a riot! And on Monday we had a new Danish record for birch.  4,696.  Yikes!  My poor DDH (dear Danish husband) and DS14 (dear son, 14) have been suffering for days.  I don’t have allergies as such, but that dang pollen affects my asthma and makes my nose run…  Pass the hankies, please!

Have a [blows nose] wonderful Wednesday!

Diane 🙂


Week Seven? Ski or sun?

No, I haven’t disappeared from the face of the blog planet.  Last week was – selvfølgeligWeek Seven!

Week Six is Week Sex.  And Week Seven is the school’s winter holiday week.  (In Jutland, sometimes Eight.)  And, for families who can afford a holiday, there are but two choices: ski or sun!

Ski?  Now, if you’ve ever visited Denmark, you’ll know that we don’t do mountains.  Just the occasional hill.  Most Danes head for the slopes in Norway, Sweden or Austria.

Sun?  The traditional choice is the Canary Islands or Madeira.  Though more exotic places like Dubai and Mexico are getting popular.  Why?  Well, in January we had a measly 17 hours of sunshine – the average being around 40.  Can you imagine how that feels?  Not to see the sun for days on end?  We.  Need.  Sunshine!  So we’re just back from a trip to Florida…  And yep, they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing 😉

But the best (only?) thing about returning to Copenhagen was to see that – hooray, hooray – the snow has gone!  And [crosses fingers and touches wood] doesn’t look like it’s coming back.  Spring is pushing through in my garden!  The snowdrops I know and love from back home in Scotland…

And the first small, yellow, Danish heralds of spring erantis (winter aconite)

And, hey, the sun is out bright and early this Monday morning at 8.15am!

Have a marvelous Monday!

Diane 🙂