Saturday, July 31, 2010

A walk in the woods

My moms birthday yesterday was an unusually rainy and windy day.
Rainy days suck when all you want to do is be outside, but we tried to make the best of it.

I doodled with some watercolor, read a book, drank some tea, and Allan watched half a season of Mighty Boosh
Lucifer just snuggled
In the afternoon, while the rain took a small break, i went for a walk with my mom and my cousin
Blurry, wild raspberry
Mmmmm, moss....
Taking pictures in this weather was really hard, i had to hold this plant still while taking this
Nikolaj fed this cow so i could photograph it... teamwork!
The birthday girl, cutting her delicious, fresh baked bread (she's gonna be pissed when she sees i posted a picture of her in an apron, but i think she looks just fine)

The weather is much improved today and me and Allan plan to hit a flea market in the big city (read: bigger town).

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On a deserted island, part two

Tuesday.
We decided to take the boat out to "Fedet" kind of early, because my grandfather was arriving that afternoon.
We were on a mission to find interesting dead things, and to swim of course.
Preferably not at the same time.

Mom was ready to rock, or sail
No one enjoys the sun quite like this guy (if you're wondering what's going on with Allans shorts, the explanation is swimming!)
We split up, covered a lot of ground, and all made some awesome, and sometimes gross, finds

Does this look like a person who decapitated four decomposed seagulls using nothing but rocks and twigs?
Don't worry, i'll spare you the gory photos...
Dogs CAN look up
Signs of civilization
Pretty poppies
The beautiful, but oh so annoying, thistles
This is what a family of explorers and professional thing-finders can come back with after about an hour of intense scavenging

We went back to our new favorite swimming spot today, and much to our surprise my dad made another startling discovery.
One so good that we're coming back to collect it tomorrow packing some more serious gear, think gloves and huge trash bags, and one that'll no doubt require a third post in this series.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On a deserted island, part one

As you may have guessed from the previous post, we are now in Bisserup.
We arrived on Sunday and so far it's been everything i hoped it would be.
It's relaxing as hell, we've been swimming a bunch (something i missed out on last year, because of a food poisoning incident), we're eating my moms delicious food and we're really enjoying nature and being outside all day.

The trip down here was hell, though.
We took the train, which is always hellish so nothing new there, but this was particularly annoying since the train broke down just two stops from the station where my dad was waiting, without his cellphone, to pick us up.

Lucifer was a well behaved boy
He even managed to get a bit of sleeping done
Waiting for an hour for the next train out of Buttfucknowhere

Monday.
The water our house overlooks is kind of a bay, and to swim we usually go to the real beach just around the corner.
But the water near our house is great for just walking by, and it's where our boat is parked.
More on the boat is coming right up.

After looking for nice rocks in the water i found a nice little relaxing spot
Everything wooden down here is worn down, and partially eaten
Lucifer ran away from Allan to come join me
What a fitting name for a sinking ship


Monday afternoon my dad took advantage of the company, Allan and our friend Anders who was visiting, and decided to get the boat in the water.
And since it was down there, we might as well try out that new electrical engine we've been hearing so much about.
It was magical; green, efficient and completely silent.


The boat was a gift from my grandfather, a nice replacement for our previous boat "Den Sorte Sejler" which sank many years ago with a bunch of people, myself included, on board
Me and mom (and Lucifer, of course)
Tranquility
Lucifer just loves sailing
We cruised over to an island just across from the harbor called "Fedet", no people live there, but plenty of sheep do
The sky was just so nice that day
Between the bay and the sea
Opening hours
The natives actually were a bit restless
My mom with the catch of the day; a dead duckling
Going home

Since we were all wearing flip flops, clogs or regular shoes, and the island is full of thistles and sheep shit, we decided to return the following day (that was today) with better footwear to see if we could find some more dead animals or nice rocks.
What?
What does your family do for fun then?

Oh, and this is how our evening ended, eating ice cream from the local ice cream parlor on the harbor

Monday, July 26, 2010

Outdoorsy

I'm tired right now, tired in that been-outside-all-day way.
It feels great.
We had the best day, but i'll show you all the pictures tomorrow, my computer is dying right now and i'm cutting bunnies (Danish term for nodding off, not as brutal as it sounds)!

Off to sea

To be continued!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday Night Shoutout

Happy being born day, Girl-Boris!

Congratulations, Owl Family

Bits and pieces

Confession: i sometimes pick a random label and go through old posts on my own blog.
Does that make me super conceited?
Like now, although right now it wasn't random at all, i was looking for a specific picture labeled "decor" and i spent at least 5 minutes just looking at and reading old posts.
Big-giant-ego or not, i think my favorite thing about having a blog, is having such easy access to words and pictures that'll help me bring back things i've forgotten.
Anyone with a memory as bad as mine should have a blog.

This morning i took a few pictures of the livingroom with the old Canon 300D that i haven't used since December.
They didn't turn out great, i was still tired and impatient too, but hopefully they'll give you an idea of what we've been doing to the place.


Dala horse, frog from childhood, moms pottery and wooden figurines stolen from my grandpa
I didn't take a good picture of the miniature cupboard these are located in... oops
The best part about moving a suitcase (literally) full of books to the shop, is how nice it made the remaining books look
I fucking hate that fucking wallpaper, but we rent so what can we do?
After making a hat box for the wedding hat, i felt like doing more chiyogami decoupage and these scented candles from IKEA that i decorated yesterday are the result
My mom, my bother and myself in a cheap frame on our new shelf/bench thing
The shelf was from IKEA, but Allan spray painted it orange, and it's now one of my favorite things in this room
Kokeshi doll from Asakusa and a porcelain bear from my late grandmother
Book stacks, i love them
We kept one on the floor too, even though we don't actually need them anymore
A whole lot of Maneki Neko, and a few other random kitties
Since we don't have regular TV, our DVD collection (the box sets in particular) is pretty important to us
Sneaky beer crate shelves
A random mix of paintings and photographs, expertly organized (or purposefully dis-organized) by Allan
... more to come, we're not completely done yet
The chairs aren't new, but i love them, so they still get a picture in the post
Napkin-owl is postcard-and-photo-owl at the moment


Tomorrow part two of our vacation starts; we're going to Bisserup.
I am looking forward to some long walks with Lucifer, eating breakfast outdoors, and hopefully some swimming if the weather gets a little warmer.
We're staying there for a week, and only plan to make a brief visit to Copenhagen on Wednesday to pick up Nick from the airport.
That's right, our boy is finally coming home and we are stoked!