Another long lie (til almost 10am!!!!) so first of all we had a leisurely breakfast, then a bit of Christmas cleaning up. We moved all the Christmas presents to everyone's bedrooms and tried to throw away as much rubbish as possible (old newspapers, serviettes, wrapping paper, candle ends, etc). A quick hoover all round, fluffed up the pillows/rugs on the sofas and the place looked as good as new! ;)
Then Mum, Dad and my DH settled down for another afternoon of Premier League football, sudoku and reading (DH's new "Kindle" and real books) while I took DD7, DS9, my brother and niece for a bit of exercise. Bowling! :) I love bowling. DH and I used to do it all the time when we lived in Luxembourg, but haven't really done it since we moved to Copenhagen. And it's not really something you do with small kids. Anyway, our kids are now big enough and there is a nice place just beside Copenhagen's main station. So I booked us a lane online and off we went.
Took me a while to get back in the swing (couldn't remember which colour of bowling ball was best, blue for the record) but a good time was had by all :) This is my niece in action...
DD7 refused to use anything but the pink ball at the start but had to concede that yellow was the only way to go if she was actually going to have a chance at knocking any pins down. Especially as we didn't have the 'sides' up.
Then home and dinner. Today I made 'Hurdy Gurdy' Swedish Sausage Stew (very fast, easy, delicious) which I've mentioned before on the blog. The recipe is here if you'd like to try it. We had it with rice from the ricecooker and crunchy 'little gem' salad. Then my niece helped me to make a double batch of brownies. I got the recipe from my good twitter friend Krista @Luvschweetheart and have been making them regularly for months - to everyone's delight. We ate half of them warm after dinner - mmmmmm. The other half are for tomorrow because there are more guests coming - for lunch - eek! ;)