It´s been a while since you have heard from me. Life has been busy - full of many different activities! So here I go with a mega update of those things that I can remember.
The weather in Denmark over the last couple of months has been very Irish! Rain, rain and more rain! And I have loved every minute of it.
In August one of my colleagues went on the pension. We were so sad to see him go and so we planned a night out to say goodbye to him.
We started in the afternoon, right after work. We drove to a picnic spot by the sea and had some coffee and cake together.
From there we went to one of the Forest Parks for a ride through the forest in a horse-drawn carriage. What a great experience that was! It was so relaxing.
My good colleague that became a pensioner!
We then took a walk through the amusement park that was next to the forest. We had booked a table at a special restaurant there. The restaurant is a replica of one that is in an old Danish TV series. Throughout the evening actors and actresses came around and talked to us, the guests. They played the parts of people from the TV series.
The food was fantastic and the atmosphere too. By the time we were finished eating it was dark and the amusement park was lit up. It was so cosy. We then went around trying different competitions, like shooting, knocking plates off the shelf etc. It was really a fun, cosy evening. I really am blessed to have some wonderful colleagues.
Most of the date nights happened on evenings when it wasn´t actually raining. We packed a picnic and went off to some of our favourite nature spots.
We had a wedding anniversary at the start of September - 27 years married and 28 years together! We just can´t believe we have known each other so long. We feel so blessed that we still love to hang out together even after all these years. Kristian really is my best buddy. I think I will keep him for a least another 27 years!
On our anniversary we decided to just stay at home and make a homemade meal together. Leah was also home and wanted to share the evening with us. The three of us had a cosy evening together, eating good food, talking and finally ending it all with a film.
Kristian and his brothers and sister provided the music for the singing.
A few days later (on Saturday) there was a big party for family and friends.
September has certainly been a month for celebrating!
September has also been spent doing a little bit of Artwork......
The school where I work is holding a Christmas sale this year and so my friend and I decided that we would have a stall where we would sell Pictures, Signs, Pebble art etc. We have a lot still to do but it sure is fun being creative again.
There was time spent out biking with the old people.
I tried a few new recipes too, especially ones for my Crock Pot which I got last Christmas and have hardly used.
A few Saturdays where Kristian was gone, because of a go-kart race, I used at the beach. I had a few day-long dates with God. It was so wonderful just hanging out with Him from early morning to late afternoon, just me and Him. I got so much reading, praying and studying done and each time I made myself a lovely picnic to enjoy. (I do love my food! )
A total disaster happened in September. I lost my Kindle!!! Panic - that´s like losing one of my kids! I just could not find it, I looked everywhere! Then after 4 days, I was puffing up the cushions on the sofa and when I lifted one of the cushions I saw my Kindle down the side of the sofa!!! I was so happy!
It must be what winning the Lottery feels like! haha
Sara´s Christian races cars and one day his DTC race was on TV.
For once I found myself watching car racing!!! He gave an interview at the end of the race. Strange seeing someone you know on National TV.
One of the local towns held a Culture Night and so my colleague and I went to that after work. It was a great evening.There was Belly Dancing to see! Brave women - not something I would do!
Old cars about the town.
Loads of Music events to pop in and out off and also Art Galleries to visit. It was a great success!
I also had a few visits to the local cafe with different friends - Rhona, Audry, Line and Genny.
We had neighbour dinner night.
We had a Games Night with my friend Laura and her daughter.
We had a film night too where we saw The Shack.
I had a night in Copenhagen with some girlfriends. We went for dinner and then on to church to hear Christine Caine from Australia preach. She was fantastic!
We also had Bible Study group. One of the evenings we saw the film War Room which inspired us all to start our own War Room (or war chair or book!) It was really a great film - one I can recommend!
We had an evening out with Kristian´s sister and husband. We went to a Michael Ruff concert and had a great evening.
We also attended a Birthday party for my nieces. One turned 25 and the other 20. We got some wonderful news at the party. The one who turned 25 is expecting her first baby!! We were all so happy for her and her hubby!
So that´s my mega update for this time - Phew, it´s now time for bed!