When the danish king Christian VII, who was at the same time the Duke of Schleswig, visited the village Zeist in the Netherlands in 1768, he was impressed by the artisans of the Moravian Church, of their diligence and their skill. He was so impressed that he allowed them 3 years later to settle in Schleswig. On the 1st April of 1773 the foundation of the first house and therefore the city was laid. Grateful the settlers named their new city Christiansfeld. – And as impressed as the danish king was 250 years ago, todays visitors of this historc place are also – at least we were.Continue reading “Stars from Christiansfeld”
Even though the view from the four men statues at the beach of Esbjerg onto the port of it is not romatic they themselves are impressive being 9m tall and all white. Here the wind blows strong but you feel protected between the stones. Is the what the people on the Easter Islands felt between their stone heads?Continue reading “Men at the beach in Esbjerg”
When I was a child I loved to play with the Lego bricks from my Mom. And I think my children inherited this love. Therefore during each holiday in Denmark a visit to Legoland Billund is due – this year it is the ninth time!Continue reading “A journey to another dimension – Legoland”
Ribe – a pretty little town in the heart of Denmark that we have liked since we first saw it 8 years ago. The last years we mainly visited the old viking village with the children where you can dive into history. But this year we acutally visited the town itself.Continue reading “A visit to Ribe”
The CHIO is a big equestrian champignonchip which is held each year in Aachen and I treated myself with a visit to the starting ceremonia. It was gorgous how the partner country France introduced itself. I liked the pretty wild Carmarque horses best.Continue reading “Horse love – CHIO 2019”
Said the French writer Marcel Proust once. Though he left this world almost 100 years ago his word are timeless correct as we had to admit during our Easter vacation on the Canary Island Lanzarote.Continue reading “A little journey is enough to renew ourselves and the world.”
During our summer holiday in denmark this year Marianne Blomgren took me to a craft fair. What inspiration that was! All the colours, ideas, supplies: different types of thread for knitting, crocheting and embroidering, buttons, fabrics, woven baskets from Africa, sewing supplies, inspirations for hand embroidery.
Furthermore there was the danish supplier Kauni with wonderful knitted products: cardigans, ponchos, beanies, stockings, scarfs. We liked especially the cardigans so that we tried several though it was so warm in the fair hall. But either the size did fit and not the colour or vice cerso. So we each ordered a cardigan as they were really a bargain. Probably because they werde made in Belarus.
Since the summer holiday so much has happened – the daily frenzy with school, job, sports and also our short autumn holiday on Malta. Therefore I had almost forgotten about the cardigan until it was delivered a week ago. And I am still very happy with it. The cardigan fits well and looks even better than I remembered it. And it gives so much warmth in these cold winter days! I would love to wear it every day.
Thank you, Marianne, that you took me to this craft fair!
Our weekend was dominated by my daughter’s preparation for her big presentation at school tomorrow. Her geography teacher allowed her to choose our journey to South-Africa in 2017. Therefore we have been Continue reading “Happiness is – to reminisce about a journey”
Fast a week of holiday is over, but I will not forget my Marilyn Monroe moment wearing my new dress (pattern by pattydoo: Marie with sleeves from Chloe) – sadly without picture. When I went up the stairs to the red tower of St. Agatha the wind turned my skirt up. Fortunately we were the only visitors and so only the children had fun, when Mum Continue reading “Packing my suitcase I take with me … a selfmade dress”
For the absolute necessary – camera and tissues – I have made an ITH-backpack (design by Dekoland). But it did not stay long as my daughter thougt it perfect for her mobile phone. A very good idea, hopefully with that Continue reading “Packing my suitcase and taking with me … a small crossbag”