One lantern and 1000 strawberries

Ronja made this little lantern at kindergarten last week, and I love it like that with a lit candle hanging from a tree. It’s really nice when the stuff she brings home from the kindergarten is actually something that you like to use and look at. This is certainly one of those things!

Ronja's lantern 

Sunday we had one of my old friends Fie and her boyfriend Kevin down for a visit. Mads made a wonderful dinner, and to top it off we had picked the ripe strawberries from the garden – or Mads had, that is, while Ronja and I went to pick up Fie and Kevin at the station in Køge. He actually picked an entire bowl full of strawberries from our tiny strawberry bed – and there are many to come. So we had strawberries with cream. And milk too, just to freshen the cream a bit. The strawberries are fantastic this year, they are not very big and they taste so sweet!


Yesterday, I went to visit my workplace and say hi to my colleagues. It’s in the centre of Copenhagen, and getting Frida and myself ready to go, packing the pram and all the babystuff, food for her and what ever else we need, makes it quite a hike to go there. We did have a really nice time there, and it was nice to see everybody. However, it takes 45 minutes each way by car, and yesterday it took a bit longer because there had been an accident on the motorway when we were going home, so the short visit basically took most of the day. I picked up Ronja on the way home, and a bit later Rikke from my mothers group came by to borrow the computer and have a chat and a cup of tea! They’re having a problem with their internet, so to make sure she doesn’t drop out of the internet society completely, I’m happy to have her use mine! 🙂

Last night Ronja slept terribly, and complained about having a very sore throat. I have it too, so I know what she’s talking about. I wanted to keep her home from kindergarten today, but when she got up, she said her throat wasn’t sore anymore, and she really wanted to go. And because it actually seemed to be true, I finally gave in. Frida has a cold and is dreadfully snotty. We should have been to psalm singing for mothers and babies at Køge Church today for the first time – I have had it recommended, and I thought I’d give it a go. But with Frida the way she is, we’ll have to wait till next week. (Sorry – the links are in Danish. To have the psalm singing elaborated a bit, go to the comments and see my answer to Sarah.)


  1. Frøken Solhat says:

    Åh hvor skønt med sådan en lanterne… kan godt forstå du er glad for den og mon ikke der kommer mange sommeraftener hvor den kan blive tændt i år ;0)

    Uhmm mums jordbær…… har selv lige købt nogle i en vejbod på vejen hjem fra arbejde.

  2. Astrid says:

    Frøken Solhat – ja, der skulle gerne komme masser af lejligheder til at få den brugt! Og jordbær hører bare sommeren til! 😉

    Mellissa – Thanks, and thank you for visiting mine! I haven’t got the pattern, so I’m not going to be on it right away. Actually not quite sure where to buy Farbenmix patterns in Denmark… I’ll check it out, though! 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Astrid, what is baby psalm singing?I’m so intrigued (I followed the link, but of course couldn’t understand it!). I’m itching to sew things so much right now, but it seems I have too much other stuff going on. Have a great day!

  4. Astrid says:

    Sarah – you are right, that should have been clarified a bit more. Well, basically you spend an hour at the church in a group with 10 mothers (or fathers) and babies that are less than one year of age. You sing church hymns (maybe that is a better word) as well as ordinary childrens songs, play, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the church. In Denmark not many people are all that religious, so it can be a problem to get people to use the church. I think many churches/priests have taken up this initiative in order to try to change that. They want the church to be a place for people to come together as much as a place that celebrates religion. (I actually think, that you Americans are much better at this?) And really, the church buildings are much too beautiful to be left empty 90 percent of the time. Personally, I consider Christianity a very important part of my cultural background, but I don’t go to church except at Christmas. Hopefully, now you have a better idea of what it is! Perhaps when I have been there next Tuesday, I’ll write a bit about it. 🙂

    Jeanette – jeg sender lige en skål imaginære jordbær over! 🙂 Ja, forkølelse er træls – og så er det et tosset tidspunkt, når nu sommeren lige var startet… God bedring med William! 😉

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi Astrid–That sounds like such a nice thing to do, and what a nice way to get kids used to being in church without being shhhh’ed! I imagine a good way to connect with people also. I take Clark and Tabitha to Music Together, which is a music program here for little ones. It’s been such a great part of his baby and toddlerhood. On an unrelated note–do you hand or machine applique your things?

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