Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Proper Summer

Why, hello everybody!
It is me, finally returned from my extended blogging vacation.

I can't believe it's already September and that the summer is offically over! 
Not that I've had much of a summer here. 
We Danes are ever optimistic about summer - every year we say "this summer will be warm and sunny" and we keep up that sentiment even though we know that it will probably be cold, grey and wet with only few sunny days. This summer was no exception to that rule. 

Luckily it is not the weather that decides whether I think it has been a proper summer. For me there are certain activities that I will always connect with summer, and here are a few of them:

Reading Outdoors

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Nature Walks

Eating Strawberries With Cream

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Strawberry season is the best!

Bike Rides Along The Beach

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This is, in fact, the very beach I go to                       

Eating Koldskål

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For those of you who don't know, Koldskål is a kind of cold soup, made with buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. In Denmark it's often eaten for dinner on hot days with vanilla crackers
What makes a proper summer for you?


  1. Nature Walks and Strawberries were DEFINITELY part of my summer this year!
    It's great to have you back. x

  2. Summer isn't complete for me unless I get a chance to read late into the night when all the house is still :D

  3. Haha I didn't know that about Danish summers! It's kind of like here, we always think that spring will be pleasant and come by April, but there's always snow on the ground until May. :P
    I love reading outside, until the ants start crawling on me and the bees start buzzing around! The rest of your summer activities seem lovely (and delicious!) I want to try that soup sometime!
    Oh, and welcome back. :)

    1. I know the feeling, I'm always hoping for early springs;) Luckily some years the hopes do come true.

      That's actually just the way I like to read (minus the ants), jusst blending in with the scenery:)

  4. Yay! You've returned!! I was thinking about you just the other day, and thinking how long it had been since we'd heard from you. I'm so glad you're back! :)

    I don't know if I can put my finger on what makes a proper summer for me. I guess just being able to go outside without putting on a coat and shoes, taking walks, and feeling hot enough that you just HAVE to have a dish of ice cream in the evening...or perish. (Haha. Not really, but I admit, we have had a lot of ice cream within the last month or so.)

    ~Miss March

    1. Thank you, miss March:) I was also really happy to hear from you again the other day:)

      Oh yes, the first day you can go outside without a jacket is magical!
      I thought about adding "eating ice cream" to the list, but I do that all year round, no matter the temperature;)

    2. Haha. Yeah, good point. I eat ice cream all year round, too. There's just more of an excuse for it in the summer, so you can have it multiple evenings in a row and not feel bad about it. Heehee. :P

    3. That's true:) And the heat just makes the cravings for anything cold that much bigger;)

  5. You're back!!:D Strawberries and cream is what Turkish delight was to Edmund Pevensie.;) And Koldskål looks SO GOOD. Could you possibly write about other Denmark traditions sometime? I love Denmark, and would love to learn more about it from a true Danish person. (Of course, I totally understand if you don't want to.)

    Nature walks soothe the soul, don't they? And what a lovely picture you put in...

    ~Rilla Blythe

    1. Oops, I meant strawberries and cream are to me what Turkish delight was to Edmund.:)

      ~Rilla Blythe again

    2. I completely agree! If someone offered me fresh Danish strawberries in the middle of winter I would consider betraying my siblings too;)
      I would love to write more of Denmark. I have been sneaking some tidbits into my posts, but was holding back because I didn't know if anyone was interested in reading about it. So I'm glad that you liked it:)

      The picture is actually one I took of my favourite walk. At the end of the road is a huge bird sanctuary and I just love walking as far as I'm allowed and just listen to all the birds.


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