And then It Became December
Finally it became December. Friday we fetched the christmas stuff from the attic and did some decoration. Saturday we met with friends for a nice traditional Danish christmas lunch – the julefrokost. We rented a place far out
in the woods and met around 1 pm. It had been raining heavily the whole morning, but eventually the clouds went away and we had the nicest weather. The place we rented is a nature centre/school only 20 min drive away. Every family brought some dishes for the buffet. We were around 20 in total but there was plenty space for all of us, upstairs there is a large sleeping room with mattresses, where the kids hang out whenever the thought we were boring.
The entire area is an old lignite pit, so the terrain is rather hilly. Nearby there´s a MTB trail, a large playground, some walking paths of different lenghts and difficulty and of course shelter and barbecue spots.
We found moss, heather, pine twigs and cones for christmas decorations. After a nice walk with no rain, some went for a longer walk, while the rest of us prepared for christmas cookie baking and making decorations. Around 9pm we called it a day, and drove home while the rest stayed for the night.
The Danish Winter
The weather is very Decemberish – meaning in DK it´s windy, wet and dark. One rainshower after another, the sun only shows its face every few days. Everybody is longing for the winter solstice 21st December. The kids are tired and moody, all because the don´t get enought light. Our daylight lamp is placed on the kitchen table, that normally can help a bit on the effects of the darkness. I wonder how people survive the winter in the real north, where the sun is not seen at all for months…