torsdag den 16. august 2012
You might have heard this before, but I still visit my dentist in Odense. Sometimes (about every 6 months. At least!) I drop by the city in the middle of Denmark, and yesterday was one of those days.
Normalt sørger jeg for at besøge venner og blive længe, men oveni opdagede jeg, at koret startede igen, så jeg var nødt til at være nogenlunde tidligt tilbage på Sjælland. Og alle vennerne (+ børn, ikke at forglemme!) var jo startet arbejde og skole, så der var nok ikke lige den store tiltro til at jeg kunne dumpe ind hos friske mennesker.
I had received an appointment. Happened to be on my day off! Not until Tuesday night did I realise that in order to make it for my appoinment at 9 a.m., I had to catch a train at 7 a.m. S.E.R.I.O.U.S.L.Y. - that's really early! But too late to change, unfortunately....
Normally I visit some friends and hang around all day when going to Odense, but then I discovered that my choir started again on Wednesday evening, so I had to get back to Zealand quite early. Furthermore, all of my friends (and their children!) had started work and school again after the vacation, so I couldn't really hope to crash-visit anyone very energetic.
Ulla var heller ikke lige hjemme....
Ulla wasn't at home either......
Oveni var vejret helt utroligt med sol og høj, blå himmel. Jo - der var nok at nyde!
Temaet i år var eventyr, som I måske kan fornemme. Jeg har aldrig før været der den allerførste dag, men hold op, som det var smukt!
As it happened, none of this mattered, since I discovered that the flower festival of Odense was opening yesterday. This meant a lot of activity in the shopping streets making everything ready, loads and loads of beautiful flowers everywhere and hoards of small kids walking around, preparing mentally to meet Crown Princess Mary, who was supposed to open the festival.
If this wasn't enough, the weather was just amazing. Sunshine and a blue sky. Plenty to enjoy!
The theme this year was fairy tales, as you might have guessed. Never before have I visited the festival on the very first day. It was so pretty!
Tante Grøn havde skam også åbent, og blev kigget godt igennem. (Jeg købte kun GODE ting!) Der blev også købt gave til barnedåb, og jeg brugte mit kort med stempler på en (gratis) bøf til frokost hos Jensens Bøfhus. I solskin.
Til sidst nåede jeg lige at drikke kaffe med en veninde, inden jeg vendte næsen hjem igen.
Tante Grøn was open for a visit, and I looked through everything. (And only bought the GOOD stuff!) I bought a present for a baptism, and I had a free steak for lunch, using my little card with a lot of stamps from another visit with guests. I was eating outside. In the sunshine.
At the very end I had coffee with friend, before taking the train back home.
Odense is such a nice place! Once more I felt my pulse and blood pressure going down after spending a few hours there. I don't think I'll get another dentist......