Snacks & Library Books

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After a morning trip to the library we returned with a stack of books to read. I love the sound that the plastic book cover makes as you open the book and begin to turn the pages.

We sat down together. A nest of curly hair rested just under my chin and soft little hands pointed out the objects as we read a Halloween I Spy Book and feasted on pumpkin sugar cookies as an afternoon treat.

The sunshine was streaming in the windows. One of the dogs was laying on my feet and all was well with the world.

Kindness

With all that is going on in the world lately and with all the memories that the past holds, kindness is an important value to hold on to. We must continue to be kind to one another. We’re all in this together!

I have a long list of favourite writers and I think that the wonderful Roald Dahl said it best:

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Copenhagen: Places

Giraffes at Tivoli

Giraffes at Tivoli

This is my last Copenhagen post for this visit. We explored two new spots this time and some old haunts as well. The Arken Museum for Modern Art and Frederiksborg Castle have been on our list for awhile. We had beautiful sunny days on both occasions so the walk around the lake and on the beach in both instances were breathtaking.

A visit to Copenhagen never seems to be complete unless we stroll around Tivoli’s beautiful gardens. The night we were there we hit the dance floor and took a spin along with the Big Band that was playing. They were fantastic! Afterwards we stayed to watch the fireworks and stayed cozy under the heaters, while sitting on sheepskin rugs and drinking hot chocolate. It was a perfect evening.

Oh Copenhagen, as always, I can’t wait to return!

 

Arken Museum, Homage to the Hunters from Mande, Abdoulaye Donate

Arken Museum, Homage to the Hunters from Mande, Abdoulaye Donate

Arken Museum, Lady with Anemone, Gerda Wegener

Arken Museum, Lady with Anemone, Gerda Wegener

Arken Museum, Circle of Animals, Ai WeiWei

Arken Museum, Circle of Animals, Ai WeiWei

Arken Museum, National Career Lamp, Olafur Eliasson

Arken Museum, National Career Lamp, Olafur Eliasson

A stroll on the beach outside of the Arken Museum

A stroll on the beach outside of the Arken Museum

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Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle, Fountain

Frederiksborg Castle, Fountain

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Frederiksborg Castle, Ballroom

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Frederiksborg Castle, Zodiac Globe

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Frederiksborg Castle, Door entryway

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Eating candy and watching the sunset

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Watching the sailboats in the Sound

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A full moon

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Lights at the Tivoli Candy Store

Copenhagen: The American Pie Co.

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This was a rainy day discovery on our last visit to Copenhagen. They were closing up and we promised ourselves we would return to check it out. We did return the following day, but we were too late. There was only a slice of apple pie left.

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So with this visit we made sure that we arrived early and boy was it worth it! We should have been good and each made a different choice so we could share. But that s’mores pie just looked so delicious that we both wanted it!

Happiness is a pie with chocolate…

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Going,

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Going,

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Gone…

Copenhagen: Food

This visit to Copenhagen brought some new discoveries and visits to old favourites. Heading to Warpigs, Neighbourhood Pizza and Juicy Burger is always a must. As well as a trip to the Torvehallerne.

This time we discovered Jagger, a fabulous place for fried chicken and cheeseburgers as well as Kaffe & Vinyl. The perfect hideaway for coffee and whatever the barista is DJ-ing (usually Jazz).

One of our favourite lunches this go-round was at the Aquarium. However it did feel slightly wrong to be eating fish while we were looking at fish, but we just ran with it.

After finishing up a cup of coffee at Kaffee & Vinyl one morning we headed down the street and turned to the sound of an old fashioned school bell ringing. We realised that unlike the musical tunes that our ice cream vans play in England, in Copenhagen, the Ice Cream man rings a bell to announce his arrival. It was beyond charming!

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Torvehallerne Seafood

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Torvehallerne Pastries

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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream at Tivoli

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Dinner at Jagger

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Juicy Burger

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Records at Kaffe & Vinyl

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Breakfast at Kaffe & Vinyl

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Nordic Apple Pizza at Neighbourhood

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The General’s Mac ‘n Cheese at Warpigs

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Chicken and Hush Puppies at WarPigs

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Shrimp and potatoes at the Aquarium

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Fish & Chips at the Aquarium

Off the Grid

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I’ve been catching up on a few things since our return from Denmark (photos coming soon, I promise!). One thing on my “To-Do” list was to go through the things I saved in my Instapaper account. As I slowly started combing through the articles I had put in there for rainy day reading, I re-discovered this one on Colossal.

A Canadian couple have spent the past 24 years building their own floating island. Today they are currently moored off the coast of Vancouver. I was completely fascinated by this idea. I would love to follow them through the seasons and see how their life changes when the snow begins to fall.

Off the Grid on a Homemade Island from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

{The original post from This is Colossal, can be found here}

The Beginning

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I love starting on a new project. That is what I began this morning. I sketched out my pattern yesterday and inked it on to my cloth. This morning, over a cup of tea, I began to put my first stitches in. This will be the first of some special things that I’m making for a new little person that will soon be welcomed into our big family.

P.S. I know it’s been quiet around here as of late, but I’ve been very busy enjoying our beloved Denmark and drinking lots of hot chocolate for breakfast. I will have lots to share soon! xx