Good morning or good evening I guess. Depending on when you’re reading this. We’re almost at Christmas and things are winding up for the year. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas. Once again we’re having a “different” Christmas, so however you’re celebrating I hope it’s good. So this is the week just gone.
I last did a post like this back in September just before our adventure commenced. We’ve now been in Copenhagen for almost 3 months. This feels really crazy as it’s the longest I’ve ever been away from Bedford.
So what have I been up to? Here’s what I’ve been up to this last week…
- The week started with a new knitting group. It was one Chris had found on MeetUp but it started really close to the school pickup. With some careful childcare tag-teaming, he was able to collect Rex from me on his way to get Jaxon from school. Everything fell into place at the last minute – which was really handy as it was proving a little challenging to lock up the cargo bike outside the coffee shop.
- On Tuesday morning, I had a FaceTime call from Mum. She’d had a call and needed some help with an issue but couldn’t fix it herself. She was away from her computer (and of course it was urgent). I paused what I was doing and we worked on her thing. It was lovely to chat to her albeit briefly. It’s still strange not speaking to her everyday in some way or just popping down the road to hang out.
- Tuesday afternoons are always a bit bananas as I do the school run instead. The “out of hours” club meets in a specific classroom which has a window that looks out onto the path – as I walked past this time, Jaxon spotted me and by the time I’d got round the building to collect him, he was almost ready to go anyway. That makes live easier when Rex is trying to squirm either off my shoudlers or out of my arms. I’m hoping once he can walk he might be a little more co-operative when it comes to the school runs lol. (Watch this space I’ll be chasing him down the road and wishing he was still crawling right?)
- It was then time for the Weekly Music Quiz. We were close to getting the Mystery Album but then changed our mind on the artist. We really should have stuck with our first guess as that was correct! Oops!
- Wednesday had a big change of plans and meant that I could take a trip to Tante Grøn knitting shop – it’s not one of our closest but it is one of the friendliest I’ve come across so far so I was pleased to be able to go and support a small business instead of a bigger one.
- We were able to take the Metro to Norreport then walk for a bit and pop into Doughgirls Doughnuts on our way home. So many small businesses are trying to keep things going at the moment through more COVID restrctions so it’s great to be able to support small businesses when we can right?
- Both Jaxon and I had our COVID vaccines. I was on my third one and he’s had his first. Here in Denmark the vaccine has been approved for ages 5 to 12 so once he recevied his invite we got him booked in. He was a little nervous about the needle but between us we got through it. There were lovely posters along the walls during the queue with helpful tips like what to talk about to keep their minds off the vaccine. Also about holding their hand or the child sitting on your knee while having their vaccine. Our nurse was so lovely. She had 4 drawings on the wall to show each step, then Jaxon held my hand and we looked the other way while the nurse did her thing. So different from when he was little and had his childhood vaccinations.
- It was great to spend some time with my family even if it was via video call. My brother ran an excellent internet based quiz again which was good fun. I won – even though I was sure I was doing rubbish lol.
The Week Just Gone:
- The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (I wrote a post about it here)
- A Surprise Christmas Wedding by Philippa Ashley
- Chris has been playing PopFM via Alexa for the last few days so we’ve had lots of 80s, 90s and 00s cheesy pop which has been right up my street!
- I’ve had lots of Christmas songs playing – usually Cliff or Amy like in my Holiday Tag post.
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – audiobook. I’ve always wanted to read it but some bits are so wordy that it seems to take ages to get going with the story. Dickens is very descriptive when it comes to the ghosts and Scrooge’s room throughout the night. I’m up to the Ghost of Christmas Present – who I always imagined looking like Brian Blessed (Has he ever played the Ghost? He has narrated it in a TV movie version but I don’t think he’s played the Ghost.
I’ve been working on a knitting project so often had YouTube playing while I work my way through a few more rows. There are a couple of channels that I watch as soon as new videos go live.
Yes Theory – so many choices but recently it’s been the paperclip challenge (there are 3 parts this is part 1)
Mum, Rich and I often send different links to Christmas ads around this time of year – so we have Interflora, Coca-Cola Chimney, Tesco and John Lewis. We also quite liked the Silvan one here in Denmark.
Do you have a favourite this year? Next week will include Christmas. What are you up to over the Christmas break?
As usual, just before Christmas, I’ve been juggling getting multiple projects done at once. I’ve been working on a test knit for Natxa – it’s a lovely shawl with lacework. Lace work is one of those things that I want to get better at but to get better at I have to actually do it lol. Sometimes all that counting makes my head hurt! (How pretty does it look in this turqoise yarn?)
I had originally cast on with Katia Maldivas (in Mint) but after having to frog the lot and start again, I changed yarn to this Katia Australis (I think in the colourway – 205 – Green blue-Orange-Yellow-Blue – it doesn’t have a short name!). Both looked lovely so maybe it would be a case of have one colourway for the summer and one for the winter. (The Maldivas is a cotton/acrylic mix and the Australis is Wool/Acrylic).
When I’m not working on that, I’ve been working on another Malt Baby Blanket – the pattern is by Tin Can Knits. I’e made this one before, this time I’m using Merry-Go-Round by Stylecraft (in Pastel Rainbow) held double with Stylecraft Special DK (in white).
Now I’m off to get things done, so that Christmas can come! YEAH!
You can read my other posts in this series here.