December 18, 2014

Posted by Rie On 12:10 PM
Thursday mornings are just awesome. I'm off Wednesday evening so there I can just relax and vegg. It's my vegg evening. Netflix, ipad games, reading.... I don't have to get up crazy early Thursdays so no stress. And I get shit done - laundry, dishes, cleaning, blogging, studying. Love it!

So right now, I have laundry over, the dishwasher is running and I'm enjoying the peace until I have to work. I'll probably work on some school stuff after blogging - better be a good student too.

My dinner with the Spanish girls went really well. We changed the menu - instead of flæskesteg and stuff, we had a "cold table". (roughly translated). Bascially just a bunch of different traditional Danish stuff to put on bread. The girls loved it! We had a "pakkeleg" game - surprise small gifts, roll the dice and either steal or give a present. Then we had ris ala mande with a mandelgave - which of course one of the Spanish girls won.

It cost me a fortune but was worth it. They were so happy and we had a good time. Now they have left Denmark and hopefully we'll see them in the summer - HP and I are considering going to visit them for a week or so.

I was surprised here last week. My friends at the pub arranged a surprise Christmas Eve for me - had me in tears. I didn't suspect a thing!! I thought I had a meeting with my boss and a co-worker but nope..... about 10 minutes after I got there, a whole bunch of my co-workers snuck up on us and surprise!! Merry Christmas!! They had everything planned - food, presents, Christmas tree on the dance floor, pakkeleg and just..... HYGGE! It was fucking awesome! Everyone was in on it and I knew nothing! I was a slight shock and it took a while to understand exactly what was going on.

I should be ending this post - put more laundry over and then decide where to start with my studies today. I'm not feeling well so maybe I'll take a nap instead before work.

December 6, 2014

Posted by Rie On 11:55 AM
On Tuesday, I have guests coming over for dinner. Three wonderful girls from Spain, who have been doing teaching work experience, are soon leaving and we - HP and I - have decided to make them a traditional Danish Christmas dinner. Flæskesteg, brune kartofler, rødkål, asier, ris ala mande - the works. But even if it was our idea, I know I'll end up being the one cooking. Love HP to pieces but she's even more lost in the kitchen than I am.

I'm not exactly the greatest cook. I grew up with the greatest cook (my dad) so it wasn't a thing for me because it was so easy for him, why should I bother. I remember when I had to make my own dinner for the first time in my first apartment - I was craving spaghetti and meat sauce..... it wasn't edible.

I can cook now. I mean, I can follow a recipe now and usually it turns out okay. I have to make food at the youth club 2 days a week and I'm starting to come out of my shell and try new things. I prefer to cooknew stuff alone - because if it's not edible, than it's just me that suffers. But on Tuesday, I have 4 girls expecting dinner. So I'm already trying to figure out exactly what I need to buy and how long it takes to make etc.

It's not the hardest menu to make but it requires timing and knowing the basics. I don't even know how long it takes to boil potatoes!! (I think we're in trouble!!) But I'm sure with some redwine on the table and some laughs, it'll be fine. Either we eat Danish food - or we order a pizza!

December 5, 2014

Posted by Rie On 11:22 PM
It's Friday night and here I am. Not at the pub. Not out with friends. Not listening to loud music or serving drinks.

Home. It's quiet. I can hear my upstairs neighbour tramp around in his apartment and a party scene some windows down the street. The occasional car drives by and it's very lightly raining. And my fingers pounding away on the keyboard.

I'm not used to it being this quiet - but I like it.