Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Alcoholically Challenged

Now as anyone who knows me well will know I don't drink very much alcohol at all, or know all that much about it. In fact I even had to look up how to spell it properly in the dictionary for this post *shame* (though to my defense that was because I had the wrong spell checker on & it was telling me it was wrong, when really I had spelt it right).

Anyway, after 4 years of going around complaining that I couldn't get brandy in Denmark to make my Christmas cakes I found out today that Cognac is a type of brandy...& it is readily available in Denmark.

Now the question is, will I still prefer my Christmas cakes made with Brandy...or have a got so used to how they taste with Rum.

Monday, 13 December 2010

And it happened

Well as you know from my previous post it was pretty dangerous to be out and about today. I managed to do all my shopping & errands this morning without any drama, & almost made it through the day unscathed. Then I decided after J's sleep that we would take a walk down the road & stepped on an extremely slippery patch of ice on the way to get the pram from the garage. Next thing I knew I landed with a definite thud, squarely on my left hip, twisting my left ankle on the way down. Josh, coming to his mother's aid, followed suit.

Slipping & a sliding

Over the weekend all the snow & ice melted as temperatures have been above 0. Then last night the temperature dropped below 0 again & we got rain this morning. Due to the ground still being below freezing point this resulted is sheets of ice forming, which even the car with winter tyres on could not handle at times. Needles to say there has been a lot of sliding & spinning wheels.

Seasick without the sea

The past 3 weeks or so I've been experiencing increasing frequency of headaches and dizziness, climaxing last week. So today I went to the doctor & found out that it's most likely due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) . Hopefully with a treatment of nose-spray & seasick tablets I'll be right again after 2 weeks.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Holiday Baking

Sunday was the traditional family Christmas Bake Day, and as usual the kitchen was abuzz with fun, laugher & Christmas cheer. This year I made:
                        ·     Rocky Road
                        ·         Rum Balls
                        ·         Apricot Balls
                        ·         Nougart slice
                        ·         Mini Stollen, and
                        ·         A mashmallow version of White Christmas

Unfortunately the engineering team didn’t get organized this year & there was no amazing gingerbread construction assembled.

Let it snow

After my last blog, the temperatures really dropped & we haven’t been above 0. It has also been snowing nearly everyday. Everything is covered in a beautiful layer of white, and with the beautiful sunny days we’ve been having it’s just lovely.

Two Speed Kid

Joshua only has 2 speeds at the moment…flat out & stop. He’s either running around like a rabbit on caffine or crashed out totally exhausted. It’s fun watching him so full of life & energy, but sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with him, & I too crash exhausted onto the sofa.

Blog to go

(This post was actually written yesterday)

As I write this I’m sitting in the car on the way to Copenhagen. Tom has to go to a course at Rambøll’s head office & asked if I’d like to come along for the ride & partake in a little retail therapy. Of course I jumped at the chance, & who wouldn’t…
·                          * Kid free shopping
·                          *  Big city variety
·                          * Quality time alone with my husband (not while shopping)

So the plan is to get all my Christmas shopping done & hopefully have some time to spoil myself a little too.