Tis the season to be Jolly!
‘Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace good will toward men/women’.
Yes, we are back! We made it. No meltdowns on the plane. No Swedish winter vomiting disease* Glory to God in the highest, who kept us sane, healthy and in very good spirits. Yes you will be happy to hear that the trip was a total success.**
Thanksgiving was so much fun and my classy green bean casserole was a complete success. Did I double the crackers and butter for the topping? You bet your white trash arse I did. The turkey, mainly presided over my friend Shannon, turned out to be one of her bests and everyone went back for seconds and thirds. The very special cranberry sauce was made out of Swedish Lingonberries but we couldn’t give a rats. We cooked and chatted all day and then Tina Sparkles and another gorgeous friend showed up for the main event. Shannon’s husband was surrounded by stunning women from ages 6 months to 480 months, so it was win win for all.
Our trip to Tivoli, Copenhagen was also vomit-free and ultra fun. We started off by getting the kids to have a synchronised sleep in the pram whilst we went to Royal Copenhagen and shopped. When we hit the second floor, with all the Xmas and I nearly wet myself. I was in total heaven. I had a strict, one for them/one for us policy when buying stunningly pretty Danish rotary candle holders so it turned out to be the season of giving, but of also receiving which was nice.
Next stop was lunch at anywhere we could leave the pram outside of and then a bit more shopping. I fell in love with this breakfast set from Helbak so decided that I was definitely on Santa’s good list and thus we could acquire it.
We then hit Tivoli and managed not to freeze to death. The wind calmed down and all the Lou Lou clan were happy. It was so damn beautiful with all the Christmas lights and warm hot chocolate. The kids did enjoy it and got to go on a few rides but the thing they were most excited about was the purchased of 2 big helium balloons and once TSH had had some rum in his hot chocolate, he was excited about having to look after them too.
And then just when you think it cannot get any better, the kids fell asleep and TSH and myself got to have a romantic little walk under a million fairy lights whilst eating warm cinnamon donuts.***
Tis the season to be Jolly, and as it turns out, rather poor. Made any spontaneous purchases for yourself this holiday season?
*so far, blessed be the Lord.
**I’m lying. Thanksgiving was cancelled for TSH and my kids as the hosts kid had a fever and we did decided that we shouldn’t risk it, so he stayed home at Tina Sparkles and I went off to celebrate with my friends. Poor TSH, he loves a good turkey and this year was one of our bests, but I did make sure that I took him back a doggy bag so all was not lost.
***I ate some sugar even though I quit it and ending up with a headache for 2 days and feeling really tired, so I haven’t touched the white stuff since.