Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The summer house in Sjaellands Odde, Denmark

We hired a 'Summer House' in the Odsherred region north west of Copenhagen.  It has been one of our best decisions to date.  The area is stunning.... although I think most of Denmark is pretty incredible (next time I would love to head to Thy).
It is so relaxing here.  Our days consist of beach walking, table tennis, board games and once a day we take a car trip to explore the local region for an hour or two.  Z and I braved a swim in the ocean and we even managed to coax the LF in with our squeals of delight.....it was freezing.  The dune walks have been blustery and wild but it's fun spying the gorgeous summer houses hidden in the trees.
The three of us have loved our time here and enjoyed the time off from traveling, sightseeing and generally being on the go.  Even though we have planted ourselves in cities for at least a week to 10 days in most places it takes a fare amount of organisation to find the closest supermarket, navigate rail systems and find your way around with a 5 year old in tow.  Being here with little to do has been such a welcomed reprieve, one we have all relished.
My friend A, who we stayed with in Norway, is arriving today to stay a few nights.  We are all looking forward to the table tennis championships which will no doubt unfold and sharing this space with friends.  I love the feel of holiday houses....the mix-matched crockery, well worn floorboards, board games, saggy beds and the general ease.  Sound systems are basic, TV's non existent and kitchens sparse.  It's often too the place where the best memories are made ........ making a mockery of our well equipped homes and overstuffed cupboards!

Other things I have loved so far;
the Rorvig flea market
these slippers at Salka Valka
the early houses of Friis & Moltke
the idea of this holiday hideout
a meal here
practicing The Art of Eating Chocolate Mindfully
& doing.......... very little. xx


Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I love it!

Melinda Melou said...

We've loved it too. A little sad to be leaving today :( Thanks


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