Thursday, 30 October 2008

Soon to be parents

Now that got your attention didn't it!! But it's not what you think...
We finally took our kittens to the vet today to get their vaccinations & found our that Tiger (who is female) & Soots seem to have been fooling around a bit & Tiger is expecting kittens at Christmas!! Of course we won't be able to keep them, as 3 cats is more than enough mouths to feed, but it will still be fun & hopefully we will be able to find good homes for them.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Off to the football

Tom came home from work today & asked if we could go to the football. Seeing as I'd had a good day & he'd been obliging in going to see "High School Musical 3" with me, I said yes. Well the temperature was 6 and the weather was windy & rainy. So as I explained in my last post I applied the onion principle & here's the result...

Despite the cold though & the fact that our team player poorly & didn't manage to score I had a good night.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Autum is here

My thoughts that I had adjusted well to the Danish climate were dashed this week. It has been getting progressively cooler the last month or so (max. 13-15), but where as normally I'd have been getting round with warm clothes & a jumper I was finding that long pants & a t-shirt were enough. Then this week started & the temperature dropped to max. 10 and the blasting winds so common to this side of Denmark came and the days were grey & rain. Suddenly I was racing to find all my winter woollies & starting my onion phase again (layers).

Of course there are positives to this time of year. One being the beautiful colours of the trees. The best way is to just show you some pictures.

The other positive is being able to sit inside in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Cat rescue

Well this event was just so funny (though distressing as well) that it just had to be written about. I took Dartanian out for a run in the back-yard after I got home from work & as usual he chased the cats, except I notice that one of the cats wasn't running away. Whe I got closer I realised couldn't see where it was going because it had it's head stuck in a cat food tin!! Unfortunately I was more concerned about the welfare of the cat than the funniness of the situation & didn't take any photos to post. I simply ran inside with it & with Tom's assistance removed the can. Tom assures me that it hadn't bee running round like that all day as it was fine when he got home. Still it must have been quite a distressing experience for the poor cat.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

New Job

Well I decided I should write about the most exciting (more like stressful) thing going on in my life at the new job. For those of you who haven't heard, I started a job 3 weeks ago nursing at the local hospital here, in the recovery ward.
I'm glad to be back into nursing, but it's hard going back to student status after being a fully qualified, independant nurse for 7 years. Having someone looking over your shoulder all the time and having to ask permission to do everything. I can't wait until the 6mths are over and I can't just go about my work & enjoy it.
Of course I also have the added stress of it being in a different culture & language to what I am used to. Also a completely different area of nursing to where I've worked as well. I'm very efficient though at asking...
Are you awake?
Do you have pain?
Do you have nausea?
Do you need to pee?

I should be though seeing as I ask it about 100 times a day!!!

Monday, 13 October 2008


This is me trying to be nice and write a post on our new blog.

Things are going well, the leaves are turning yellow, red and brown and soon they'll all be falling of the trees and we will be into the dark, raining and windy winter on our small country site here in Denmark.
Winter may bring a lot of new adventures or maybe we'll just be stuck in the old daily routines of life - you know - get up, go to work, get home, go to bed. Ohh and then there is all the small unimportant things inbetween.

So my big projects for this winter is: Write a book, make a movie and build a church.

That's all for now. I'll write again when I've achieved the three above projects.

New Neighbour

As of Saturday our old little house that we used to live in is empty no longer. One of Tom's work collegues has moved in for a short period. He sold his house due to some problems & needed somewhere to stay until he found another. We believe this is an answer to our prayers as Tom used to have a bit to do with him at work but due to office rearrangements lost contact. We had been praying that Tom would be able to get contact with him again.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Beginning with good intentions

Well it seems anyone & everyone has a blog these days. I (Alison) tried once but didn't succeed, but have decided to try again.
The page is still under development at the moment so it may change a bit over the next few weeks. Suggestions are very welcome.