We’re just back from efterårsferie - a.k.a. week 42 - a.k.a. the Danish schools’ half-term autumn week and we’re gearing up for Halloween. Pumpkins galore at the greengrocers and – see – there was even a nice witch down at our local library! Gys eller guf? (Trick or treat?)
But – ho, ho, ho? – its also beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Denmark. Now, to be honest, the Danes aren’t too bemused by the idea of Christmas in October. So the shops are v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y adding sparkly items to their displays and waiting for Halloween to be over so that they can finally go full throttle. Though I was at IKEA this morning and there the aisles were heavily decked with boughs of
holly plastic fir.
Danish supermarkets are already pushing classic Christmas biscuits and clementines. Guilty as charged, I bought some!
But, like it or not, there’s no turning back ‘cos these babies are now on sale – lying in wait in the freezer section of your supermarket, ready to make an appearance at nursery, school or your coffee table. Æbleskiver! Has it really been a year?!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!