torsdag den 30. september 2010

I’ve Given Up …

Today, I’ve put on stockings and shoes. No more bare legs and sandals, sigh. What will be next? That I’ll have to change about my Summer/Winter wardrobe and drive Tiny Honk (my vintage car) to the garage, deep sigh!

I love Autumn, in fact I love all seasons, I just think Danish Winter should be shortened with about two months, but having had such a short and lousy Summer I’m not ready for Autumn yet. Well, I have to lit the fireplace and a lot of candles and find the cozy blanket.

I have added another lovely Autumn bracelet to my collection, which I look forward to wearing:

tirsdag den 28. september 2010

Black Day at My Job

Yesterday was a black day at my job - two got fired and one quit. One got fired in my department, and we were all very surprised. She was a great colleague and worked hard. The one that quit was my fantastic x-boss, she is both a lovely lady and a very skilled specialist. So we group-hugged and cried several times during the day.

On my way home I went to a supermarket, they had a bargain for washing powder, and I ended up buying a gift for my best friend, DH and son. You have to appreciate what really matters in life - family and good friends. A job is just a job.

søndag den 26. september 2010

Day of the Apple

I've been visiting a University that celebrated the Day of the Apple. I had remembered my tiny camera, but unfortunately the batteries were flat. I have a girlfriend who works there and have told us about it. And it was indeed very interesting, which the number of visitors also showed - cars were parked several kilometres down the road.

You could taste apple cider (and wine for 2 dollars), you could learn how to graft, to cook mash and press juice. I would love to own this set:
The press is so nice you can use it for decoration and the very large "parsley mincer" could be stowed away in the shed.

You could bring your own apples and have their sort estimated, but there was a very long queue. And you can do it yourselv at home using this great website. They used the same tool for estimating, but they could also taste the apples.

Afterwards, we went for a long walk in the huge plantation area, and our good friend Jesper's son made us an "apple tasting safari". I have never tasted so many different kinds of apples. We were three boys and one gal - and guess who was the only one who had a tiny pocket knife?

onsdag den 22. september 2010

Dancing with the Stars

I do dare admit that I love Dancing with the Stars! And I simply don't understand that it is embarrasing. For some strange reason it is not embarrasing to watch Robinson or Paradise Hotel, where the participants go through scandals and intrigues, they quarrel and separate. Lots of bad mood and ruined lives. Nope, Dancing with the Stars is perfect Friday entertaining to me: lots of beautiful dresses, entertaining dancing, happy people and a warm "feel good" mood - perfect for an exhausted Friday.
Here is the participants for this year, I'm not sure whom I count on yet, but some show great potential.

lørdag den 18. september 2010

Buy of the Year 2009

Now when the season for flea markets are almost over, I thought I would nominate "buy of the year" for last year:

I love to pack when I’m going on vacations. Half of the pleasure for me is almost writing packing lists of all the things I want to bring with me. I don’t travel light, and I’ve known for long, so I collect everything in mini-sizes. All my creams, shampoo, soaps, makeup-set, hairbrush, even my curling iron – everything is mini-sized.

Last Summer I bought this old mini immersion heater at a flea market for what equals to one dollar:
Everybody laughed at me. I will date it to the late sixties since the colours and the pattern was very poplular at that time.

And if I should name something “buy of the year 2009” it should be this. Because it makes me so happy to put it into my mug and in less than a minute after I have boiling water for at cup of tea – or coffee for DH. So much happiness for so little money!

lørdag den 11. september 2010

Toy Story 3

A few days ago, son and I was home alone, so we went to our local drive-in cinema in my vintage car and saw Toy Story 3:

Both of us love Toy Story, and the boy in the movie, Andy, is at the same age as son. Andy is now 18 years old (son is 17) and is moving to college. This is not good, if you're a toy.Who does Andy choose?

And then lots of action goes on. There is also friendship and some sad scenes. At a moment son says: "Goddammit, I'm not crying over a Toy Story movie!". I have to admit that I had problems with my throat too.

So if you haven't seen it yet, I sincerely recommend it. All our old friends are back:

Barbie finds the only one, Ken even thinks they were made for each other:

And Rex finally wins a TV-game, with a little help from his new dinosaur girl friend:

mandag den 6. september 2010

Flea Market and MC Sunday

Yesterday, DH had dedicated the whole day to me - his words, not mine, but I don't complain. We started at a little local flea market, but it was so small and we were just warmed up, so we continued to a larger one. Here is what I invested in:

Artificial apple blossom sprigs - 1½ dollar each, they will look nice in my bedroom.
A lovely decanter - 1½ dollar.
A nice wooden game - 1½ dollar (I don't know the name of the game in English).
Three nice nail polish colours (red, blue, pink) - a dollar each. I already know the glittery red will become a favourite for all the Christmas parties.
A mini hand cream for my purse - 50 cents.
A Royal Copenhagen mouse - 6½ dollars.
A lovely blue, vintage glass necklace - 8 dollars.
Two pairs brand new (vintage stock) kid skin gloves - 1½ dollar each.

DH was also lucky, he found a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses for 16 dollars, a Dewalt drilling machine also for 16 dollars (he just loves tools), and various cords, soldering iron, and fuses. He started liking flea markets after he found some treasures too.

We went home to eat a quick lunch and then we took on all the motorcycle clothes, because we had a date with my BIL and SIL (DH's sister and husband). We went to "Malerklemmen", which is a cafe in a wood where a lot of motocyclists meet the first Sunday every months. The weather was more than perfect.

Here is DH in front of his motorcycle, aka the "Rat". Behind it you see BIL's fast red Japanese cycle:

Here we are eating a kind of Danish doughnut with softice (me and DH at the left):
Malerklemmen is known for their homemade doughnuts and during Summer you get them with soft ice cream, to make it more summery. These doughnuts are a Danish Christmas tradition.

There were mostly Japanese cycles, but four Harleys, one Norton and one vintage Victoria were also in the collection. This is one of the more special machines:

DH likes this Drag Star, it is truly nice in grey and black:

A little red Harley with a pink helmet - I guess it is a lady bike:
(remember all photos can be clicked into larger size)

So I ought to have stayed at home dusting the whole house and fighting the weeds in the garden, BUT now I'm recharged and happy, and I suppose both dust and weed will still be there next weekend.

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