The youngest toddler has personally tested and valuated the newly built and supervised but public playground in Gunløgsgade at Islands Brygge. It is built on top of an underground parking facility, a bonus for the automobile enthusiastic kids like The Little Guy. It has everything for younger kids. Swing, huge sandbox, bicycles, go carts, a basket/football area and much more. Open from 10. The result of the toddler test: 5 stars! Great place, it will be one of our new favourite hang out places, on our stay-home-from-nursery days. Plus they offer a neat and nice new restroom, with baby changing station. See you around, one of these days when the sun is out
Went to this interesting and very kids friendly museum, Orlogsmuseet, The Royal Danish Naval Museum at Overgaden Oven Vandet 58, at Christianshavn. Easy to find, walking distance from Strøget, a few minutes walk from the Metro at Chrisitanshavns Torv, or jump off the canal boats, close to Christiania (not fond of the place but have noticed that tourists are, I figure if they charged the tourist 20 Dkr to enter, they could soon finance some long needed remodelling, but I guess that’s not the deal there) in a cozy neighbourhood, plenty to look at. On a rainy day or if your toddlers need to run loose or you simply just find naval models extremely amusing and amazing, then this is definitely the place to go! Lots of floor space, few visitors, lots of amazing naval models, actually one of the world’s finest collection, a separate children’s museum designed for play, experience a submarine, and much more. Plenty of space to take the stroller through the museum and a lift to get up and down to the different exhibition floors. Great place. And if you visit on a Wednesday it’s even for free. Only minus, they didn’t have a changing mat for baby even if the sign on the restroom said so. Well, we are in a high spirited mood today, so the overall rating for kids- and other users- friendliness is 4 pirate skulls:
Orlogsmuseet’s website in English: www.orlogsmuseet.dk
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 12pm- 4pm, Monday closed. Tickets: Adult 60,- Dkr, Children 0-17 years free, Wednesdays free, Copenhagen Card free, and if you have a same day ticket from Tøjhusmuseet- The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.
A young pirate at the children’s museum
Fake or not, I found him cheap and think he looks nice on the shelf with some other flea market findings. The Sprite Boy appeared in the early 1940′s to 1953 in commercial advertising as posters, signs, cartoons, toys and games. He is still a very popular figure and is being reproduced on various Coca-Cola merchandise. His name has nothing to do with the later soft drink of same name, Sprite wasn’t introduced to the market before 1961. The Sprite Boy was created during a campaign in order to help make the name “Coke” official for Coca-Cola. At first when people started using the nick name Coke for the popular soft drink, the Coca-Cola company wasn’t very fond of the idea, and discouraged the use of the term, but finally accepted it in 1941, when people kept using the nick name. And so, with the invention of The Sprite Boy, created by artist Haddon Sundblom, Coke is now synonymous with Coca-Cola everywhere you go, in the whole wide world.
About the fakeness, I’ll do that one later.
Came by the ALDI store and found genuine American Trader Joe popcorn and other stuff for the upcoming weekend. Mmm, love fridays….
Sunday, as usual, the little guy dragged me to several flea markets, totally against my will, in Holte and Lyngby where we spent most of the day hunting for good deals and cheap new toys to fill our already crowded living room space. And again, the little guy emptied his piggy bank and bought more than he could carry, that’s where I show up in the picture, but he made some really nice bargains. Everything was 5 or 10 Dkr a piece, even a new plush Tigger (he jumped away as I shot the photo) to his already growing Tigger collection. How old the little guy is? Only 16 month, but he is an extremely fast learner.
5 kr for this beauty at the local Din Baghave (Your Back Yard) dealer- think I’m gonna slice it up and make squash tempura.
Copenhagen right now; a view over Christianshavn.
Netto. Buy more glass containers. Stuff them. Bake a cake of the leftovers. Eat. Think of what to do with the giant yellow squash.
Bought a total of 21 big & medium sizes jars with plastic lid. The sudden need for Netto jars started 4 days ago. It ends today.The friendly and over-the-average-age-for-a-Netto worker greeted me with: Hallo again, didn’t you buy a lot of these yesterday too?
Well, I obviously need them. Here’s the result:
Some cake parts; and since this is not a food blog you’re free to invent your own out-of-the cupboard cake:
My favourite appliance and my favourite Big Boy mug:
Ready to take a yummi bite: