WANDERINGS - DANISH CHRISTMAS SHOP
On Sunday I went with friends to the Danish Christmas Shop which is open for 10 weeks every year in the run up to Christmas in an old school in a small village north of Dundee. It is run by a Danish lady, Paula, and her husband and is always full of fanastic Christmas charm! You can eat Danish food in the cafe - our favourite is always the Danish donuts (Æbleskiver) always served with jam and sugar and a mug of hot spiced apple juice. Then it is time to wander into the magical Christmas shop with it's Danish decorations - always beautifully displayed and certainly worth the visit!
It was such a glorious day, cold and crisp with blue blue skies. The trees are holding onto their leaves and they are the most amazing shades of yellow and orange so the drive to Farnell was lovely, passing beech hedges of orange, ploughed fields, tree skeletons silhouetted against the skyline. (Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry!)
I bought one thing for me! I have been eyeing up the Nisse (Danish pixies - Tomte is Swedish) for a couple of years now (I do have a pattern to make one from Marie Claire Idees but I have had that pattern for 3 years and it has never happened) so this year, with some of my birthday money I decided to buy one. The next question was - a boy or a girl, and then what should they be wearing - the decisions were tough. At one point I was wandering about with 3 different ones!! But finally......