16 November 2015

Birthday celebration in Denmark.

In my sons home, their family day starts early.
The school bus arrives at precisely 7:16 am
to take our grandsons to school.
This morning was my 75th birthday.
I was woken by my two grandsons, my son and his wife
 singing happy birthday and waving flags.

 The Danish are very proud of their national flag,
so on celebration days, there is a lot of flag waving.

My day started with a beautiful bouquet of flowers
waiting for me on the breakfast table.
Evidently sneaked in the day before.

My son gave his day for me, to be spent how I wanted.
As it was such a lovely sunny day, I chose to go for a walk .
We needed to take a short drive to where he had chosen for us to walk.
On the way we pass this Châteaux. Dronninglund-slot.
 please take a look at this  It's well worth it.
I always love seeing this château,
so different from the ones i see in France.
 We didn't go inside this time, we just drove down the avenue
lined with huge Oak trees and lots of Beach trees.

We were heading to the woods, full of Beach trees
for me to see Autumn at it's best in Denmark.

We walked all around this lake
and were able to take in all the aspects.
Such beautiful rich shades of rusts to red.
then beneath the trees a carpet of leaves.
At the end of the walk, we saw these two lonely timber houses.
Ready for the drive back home.
Early evening we all went to a lovely restaurant.
Such a special time together with our son and his family.

At the weekend another birthday celebration for me, in Danish family style.

Champagne aperitif

I thought those of you who love porcelain 
would enjoy seeing this coffee pot and coffee cup and saucer.
Here is one I found for sale on ebay.
I don't know how long this set has been in her family.
I knew it was a valuable heirloom but didn't realise it was so valuable.
I'll be terrified to wash it next time it's used, in case I break it.

Now for a Sunday walk through the woods .
Always somewhere to picnic, lots of wooden tables with benches.
The Danes love to stop and drink coffee outdoors.

Last days walk through the woods and ending on the beach.

I wonder if this tree will be chosen as some ones tree for Christmas ?

These tiny Pine cones ended up in my pocket,
brought back to France for winter decorating.
During my stay I ordered a special candle tray from
Corfixen for winter or any time decoration.

When it arrives I'll show you how I choose to decorate it.
Until then, keep well and stay safe.

à bientôt
Barbara Lilian


  1. Hello Barbara, thank you for sharing your birthday with us, your family certainly made the day special for you. Very belated best wishes from me too! XXX

  2. Beautiful Happy Birthday time with your family . . .
    Loved the pictures . . .
    Walks in the woods . . .
    Along the water . . .
    Family . . .
    Porcelain treasure . . .
    Smiles, hugs, warm embrace, seventy five . . .
    Joy . . .

  3. Dear Barbara what a lovely birthday celebration. Loved seeing your son and his family. I am sure you enjoyed every beautiful moment. So glad you shared. Hugs!

  4. How wonderful! So young and full of life, all of you!

  5. I enjoyed all the photos of you and your family celebrating your special day. It was lovely you could spend time with them. Wishing you a blessed year ahead! Pam

  6. C'est un bel Anniversaire. Cette nature est belle. Bravo a votre famille. Je vous embrasse de la Sologne.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing the birthday photos of your family during your trip to Denmark! And the lovely scenery photos are gorgeous! You have a lovely family. Happy Birthday! Our birthdays must be close...mine was November 3rd. I spent mine with my family in Colorado! Hugs to you. My prayers are with you and your family and friends during the unsettling terrorism that took place in France. Hope all your family and friends are safe.

  8. What a wonderful Birthday weekend ♥ HAppy Belated Birthday and best of luck for the whole year !


I really love it when you leave a note in my comment box, then I know you have popped by. Thank you