Christmas vacation, day 1

My Christmas lunch yesterday went really well and after finishing cleaning up after it, my youngest and I packed our suitcases for our vacation.

My oldest picked us up and drove us to the train station – she’s a sweetheart – and we took a train from Aarhus to Odense (where Hans Christian Andersen came from).

The girls dad had come from Copenhagen and picked us up and together we drove out to the country side to find our summerhouse.

We were a little nervous, because even so a summerhouse looks nice on a homepage you never know what it’s like in reality. Would it be clean, would it be warm, would there be phone and internet connection, would we be able to prepare our Christmas dinner?

Well, I think I can say for all of us that we’re in love.

The house is an old, timber framed house in the middle of nowhere and with no immediate neighbors. It has a well equipped kitchen, a dining room with enough space and chairs for all 8 of us who are going to spend Christmas together, a very nice living room, a hall, 2 master bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 toilet and one mudroom on ground level and a nice bedroom with 4 beds and a bathroom on first floor.

All the furniture is old but very nice, the heating system was turned on when we arrived and is working very well. We have phone and internet connection and we have a magnificent view down to the part of the Baltic Sea called Lyø Krog and the island Lyø.

After our arrival we went out shopping to something we thought was a tiny little shop, but which in reality turned out to be a huge shop where they have everything, so we shopped for dinner today and breakfast tomorrow plus a little wine. After that we found a place to buy a Christmas tree at a price we would never get it for at home.

Then we settled in, got a cup of coffee and something to eat and turned on the radio.

It turned out that some genius called the train station we arrived at in Odense today and made a bomb threat around the time we arrived. To be safe the officials shut down the station and the area around it shortly after we left and send in sniffer dogs.

The station was shut down for hours and thousands of people were stuck on both sides and outside of it. What a way to start Christmas. I really hope they’ll find the guy and make him pay what a stunt like this costs.

Anyway, we’re in the summerhouse now and I think it’s going to be a great Christmas.

Tomorrow I’ll ask everybody to take lots of pictures so you can see what I’m talking about.

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