This is our 'fastelavnsris' [decorated branches made for Shrovetide]. The girls and I made it an afternoon, and especially the little black cats are favourites. Read a bit more and see the DIY's over at inspiredbykids.dk
I have been sharing my great grandmother's old recipe on 'fastelavnsboller' [shrovetide buns] over at this brand new site inspiredbykids.dk where you should go and look for some good inspiration and reading. The buns have a filling of marzipan and homemade raspberry compote and so remind me of my childhood. Find the recipe (in English) over at inspiredbykids.dk
We are still here - but we have been busy with working, playing, learning and doing our things. I have missed being here and having time to reflect a bit on everything. Let me show you - in the following posts - a bit of what we have been doing.
Some photos from a blog post I did for Enfants Terribles Magazines on what to do on winter days. The photos are from a favourite museum of our, Trapholt - Museum of Modern Art, Applied Art, Design and Architecture. We don't visit it so often since it is situated in Jutland, but for my sister's birthday she invited all of us to meet at the museum - such a lovely idea. My heart was beating a bit extra in my chest when the girls chose to spend most of the time in the permanent Richard Mortensen exhibition. It was a room I used to love when I studied. Richard Mortensen was a Danish mid-century painter, who developed a specific constructivist-abstract painting with influence from Zen Buddhism. The girls loved to play with the puzzles resembling the paintings and the interactive touch screen table placed in the room. We couldn't spend a stormy winter day much better.
A couple of more winter photos (from the days we still had beautiful snowy landscapes). Today it is stormy, rainy and inexpressibly grey. This is January, and we hope for more snow to lighten up our days.