Sunday beach fun

Perfect weather for a visit to the beach yesterday. Overcast, about 23ºC and a pleasant breeze. We drove to Hornbæk (about 45 minutes, on the North shore of Sjælland) and spent an hour and a half playing on a very quiet beach, except for the whistles from a beach volleyball tournament.

Afterwards we drove to Helsingør to catch up with our dear friend H. It was a long time since we last met in the flesh, so we exchanged warm hugs and enjoyed lunch together in the harbor. I completely forgot to take pictures, as talking was way more important. Lots of life events happened when we last saw each other.

The perfect day ended with a bit of a scare when during dinner our neighbours called that our last remaining cat got hurt and wasn’t eating properly. They were making it sound like she was about to die. With a bit of calling back and forth a friend of ours took her to the vet today and her diagnosis is that Shiraz (the cat) has an infected wound on her paw that needs a bit of extra treatment in two days time. It’s fixable and the vet prescribed some pain killers for now. My parents, who will be driving past our home tomorrow after enjoying their holiday in Heemstede, will pick her up and take care of her the rest of our stay in Copenhagen. I’m glad we were able to arrange this and can stay in Denmark knowing that Shiraz will be in good hands.

Today we’re having a lazy day, hanging around the house, playing with Daughter’s new Playmobil the Man gifted her (he just couldn’t resist the offer on Playmobil’s website for a holiday package; I do feel a bit ambivalent about that since we’re in the land of Lego 😉 ).

Door |2021-07-26T15:05:59+02:0026 juli 2021|deze dag|0 Reacties

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Generally speaking I am not a fan of going to the beach. Too hot. Too windy. Too sandy. Too cold. Too noisy. There is always something that makes me uncomfortable. But for the sake of good parenting I keep mostly quiet about my own prejudices in Daughter’s vicinity. Therefore I enthusiastically built sand castles together with Daughter in France last Summer and just last week I wholeheartedly agreed to go to the beach when we visited family living only a ten minute drive from the beach. Because good parenting also means to let Daughter experience as much as (safely) possible. Including a cold and windy beach. Just to show Daughter that it’s a place one can visit in summer AND winter.

Of course it was too windy, too cold and too sandy to my taste. Our visit didn’t last long, but at least Daughter got to walk at the beach with granddad. And granddad got to walk the beach with grandDaughter. What’s not to like.

(Grand)Dad and Daughter
Door |2020-02-04T11:26:13+02:004 februari 2020|366, deze dag|1 Reactie
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