A guest moves in

It’s December tomorrow and with two little girls I am looking forward to making the month extra cozy.

Today I have been indoors with the rest of my flu, and I have definitely made the most of it. A lazy, hazy Saturday with very little energy..

Jolina wrote a sweet letter to Father Christmas with the things she wants for Christmas. A mechanic dog and a Belle Princess. The mechanic dog she has seen on telly commercials. Those commercials that are almost more fun than the actual cartoons they are inbetween.

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In the afternoon Alan took Jolina to a play and I stayed at home with Roxie. We had fun as only a mother and a two-year old can sorting socks, reading her favourite books and trying Jolinas pens (while she was away..) And she had a few grumpy fits – but still in a very cute way.

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Now the stockings are up for the elf – or in Danish “Nissen” to fill with goodies or fun stuff. It feels like Christmas really will start tomorrow.

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– And the door is up as well so that must mean the “Nisse” is in the house. Can’t wait to see what the girls will say to it tomorrow!

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The perfect x-mas jumper

Well, the winter-virus-bug now has come to me. So the last 30 hours I have spent pretty much lying down.

It is possible to look a little bit on the internet though. Just a bit. The eyes get tired quickly.

And if I hadn’t tried to impose a shopping ban regarding clothes and shoes for myself (and if shipping to Denmark wasn’t 12 pounds!) then I would order this to wear all of December. It’s cool. It’s Christmassy. It’s from one of the best Christmas-films, Home Alone, and I just think its so funny.

Merry Christmas you filthy animal!

Yes, it’s silly, but Christmas jumpers are supposed to be I guess. This is just also quite rude. Which I like. Also only 50% acrylic, which is better than 100% anyway.

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New daybed/cosycorner

I like to change things around in the house. Maybe it’s what I come from; my mum painting the rooms at home a new turquoise color or moving furniture around, whenever she could get to it, or maybe it’s just restlessness, or perhaps procrastinating when I actually ought to do something more useful. Like writing a project for school perhaps.

Last Friday Jolina was ill, and had to stay home from kindergarten. She was not that ill, it seemed to be just a quick bug, but I did not want to bring her into kindergarten, in case it would come back.
I had my exam to write, and Alan needed some things done too, but we decided to skip most of that, and work on one of my house-ideas while spending time with Jolina.

Good call.

And quite lucky we had to keep her at home. If not, we would never have gotten this done.

When we moved into the house four years ago, I built this daybed out of some wood and two ikea Stolmen drawers. It has been perfect as a little cosy corner, an extra bed, and also for storage. Oh yes, and when I say I built it, it’s almost true. I made the planning and hammered in the nails. Only got my cousin to help me with the big saw. So quite proud of myself there..

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It’s been great, but I wanted to change it a bit. I thought it would be smart to move it further out in the room by adding a corner, and then make a long, narrow desk there as well, for homework and creativeness with the girls. Oh and mess of course. Who am I kidding. We have lots of mess. Piles of books, magazines, papers. Some of the papers probably important, if I could find them.

The aim was to use wood we already had in the garage and still use the two drawers that are just awesome.

So I made this new plan.

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And since Alan was home, he got to help with the blocks of wood that needed sawing. And making sure they were drilled in place. But a lady knowing her drill and her saw could do it too. Just sayin. Feminism and all.

Jolina just helped with some measuring and overall cuteness. She had fun. Helping her daddy with the tools is one of her favorite things.

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The depth is 68 cm, still enough to sit and lie comfortably, but not as deep as the 90 cm it was before. So I had to cut some of the mattress as well, but it worked out ok.

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Now, with a new matresscover (with the longest zip ever, to make it easier to squeeze it in) it’s very nice. Still comfortable. Still cosy. I still love it.

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Easy peasy – get building!

Welcome back to myself – and you..

So I’m back.

Again.

It feels like I have written that one too many times here, but now it’s a bit more serious. I am so close to shutting down the old Danish blog and simply keep it as an old diary for myself, and this blog will be the platform that I hope to use from now on.

That means, I hope some of you Danish readers will follow me here, even though its all in English – but I also hope to have some new English readers. Anyways, at least I hope to make it a bit easier for some English readers (shout out to you Nanny Louise and Granddad Mick).

I have thought a lot about what blogging means to me, and I have decided that I probably can’t live without it. The feedback. The inspiration. The outlet. The community. I just love it so much.

Four years ago I began reading blogs, and it was a whole new world that opened itself to me. I was lost for days, reading my favorite ones from start to end. I laughed and cried with the stories. I found people that inspired me in many different ways. And I began thinking if I could start my own blog too.

It took some time before I dared to, but when I finally made the jump, I could not go back.

I made new friends. Some that I got to know really, really well, and some that just pop in from time to time with their kindness. The comments on my last post on the Danish blog, made me so happy, because it shows me, that you readers are still out there. And I am humbled by your sweet words.

Now I actually want to write again. Post stuff. All kinds of different things. And from now on, I will do it here.

So welcome. And welcome back.

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