Friday, November 09, 2012
I am bragging on behalf of someone else. This person is so far from a bragger it's not funny and honestly, the thought of her in this house puts me in mind of Mary marrying Frederick and becoming a Princess! The link isn't so tenuous either. My very dearest friend Lena has been living in London for the past 10+ years, that's where we met, and she's Danish, as is her husband. If you have any Danish friends you'll know that Danes tend to be Danes through and through. Growing up my mum's best friend Majken and her husband Ebbe were Danish and I LOVED going to their house - everything smelt different, was different. The house was so chic, their bed had two doonas side by side, Majken had coffee on the table in a colourful insulted jug, she dressed so beautifully, I loved everything about them.
Lena has lived in London for ages, but is Danish, goes back often, has a home that is similarly Danish and still seemingly exotic and so very appealing to me. She's always thought of Denmark as home, despite having made a real home with children and commitments for so long somewhere else.
After many years they're finally making the move home, just north of Copenhagen at the start of next year and this, This, THIS is their new home! Can you believe it? I'm sharing because I'm gobsmacked and utterly thrilled for them. I am a little concerned that Lena won't ever be able to leave the house because she'll be constantly cleaning ... but I think she'll cope!
Congratulations gorgeous - get the guest rooms ready!