Monday, 17 February 2014

Week Seven? Ski or sun?

No, I haven't disappeared from the face of the blog planet.  Last week was - selvfølgelig -Week 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 :)

 

 

 

1 comment:

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