Wednesday, 18 September 2013

You know you're in Denmark when... (Cycle attire)

While not an avid follower of fashion, I do try and take pride in my appearance.  (For example, I would never dream of leaving the house without mascara and lipgloss.  Hey, I don’t even walk around my own house without mascara or lipgloss – don’t want to scare myself in the mirror!)
But these autumn mornings, when I’m biking down to the sea for my skinny dip (vinterbadning, as it’s called in Danish - read about my passion for that right here), I find myself in a quandary.  ‘Cos it’s chilly on my way down to the sea, but warming up on the way back.  A little too soon to be wearing gloves.  But – waaaaaaaaah – my wrists get dang cold.  Yes, yes, I may be a winterbather and swim in the sea when it’s frozen at the edges.  But at all other times I’m a frossen pind (“frozen stick”). 
Winterbathing - this is the life!
What to do?  I dug out a (very old) pair of woollen legwarmers.  And popped them on my wrists.  To wear as an extra layer under my woollen cardigan and coat.  Værsgo’!  Problem solved!
No more cold wrists!
Okay, so it’s not fashion, darling.  But it works.
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful – woolly – weekend!
Diane :)

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