Friends, Food and Flea Market

We welcomed more visitors last week.  Our friends and neighbors, who live next door to us back home, stopped by Copenhagen after 10 days in Spain.  It was wonderful to show them around town for 3 days.

Unfortunately, the temperature had dropped rather dramatically here – and wasn’t really that warm to begin with – so I think they were in a bit of climate shock, having just left sunny España.  They experienced, what I think is, typical Scandinavian July weather, which included a bit of everything…white, billowing clouds, mixed with ominous dark ones that have you running for cover.  The wind I usually curse can be a bit of a blessing in this weather, as it blows through at a rapid rate, making rain spells intense, yet short.  

We took our friends to Kongens Have, Tivoli, Nyhavn (canal tour!) and a bike tour from the Little Mermaid to Strøget (longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe), to Torvehallen (farmers market).

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The Sand Sculpture Festival at Ofelia Beach right now is amazing!  Besides the sculptures, there is a big pit of sand for the kids to play in and a refreshment stand – so you could spend quite a while there!

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Last weekend the girls and I had lunch at the Laundromat Café – a place I kept hearing about as being so kid friendly that I thought there might be a circus inside when we opened the doors.  We went on a Sunday, late morning.  There was no circus…unless you consider loud music and lots of families “a circus”.   We sat outside.  I have not tired of these typical Danish brunch plates!  Laundromat Café has a special one for kids.

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…And yes, wool blankets are sometimes necessary when you’re dining alfresco…even in July!

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Then off for a little flea market shopping at the Østerbro Sommer Loppemarked.

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Mother Nature appears to have scheduled plenty of sunshine to finish out this week.  I plan to maximize it and soak it in as much as possible – figuratively, rather than literally (I always were my SPF).   Ah…summer. I love these days. They always go too fast.

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