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Old 10-13-2015, 12:31 PM
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A week. Week 42 has been the autumn holiday for many, many years. It used to be called the Potato Holiday back when DK was predominantly an agricultural society.
Back then children were needed for the potato harvest, so they were kept home from school anyway by their parents, so a virtue was made out of necessity and it became an annual school holiday.

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, for obvious reasons of course, so the next school holiday is the Christmas holiday.
"Potato holiday" I love it and can understand why the farmers needed all hands in the fields during that week.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:32 PM
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That clears it up nicely. Thank you, Muhler.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:58 PM
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You are welcome.

Okay, I think we can count on M&F having gone to Trend by now.
So I thought we should touch the subject of "hygge".

Hygge is very difficult to define because it is essential about creating an atmosphere and surroundings in order to feel snug, safe, relaxed.
We Danes (and the rest of Scandinavia) don't have a monopoly on "hygge", but we cultivate it very much and a place like Trend is ideal for creating such an atmosphere.

Let my try and describe (later illustrate) what "hygge" can be.
Hygge can be a late autumn evening in summer cottage along the West coast of Jutland.
You sit in a couch beside your wife under a blanket. Opposite sit a couple of your friends. You can hear the wind outside and the rain against the dark windows that are lit up by candles. You feel your cheeks blush after the long stroll along the beach and you can still sense the sea in scent of your wife's hair. Your dog is lying in front of the fireplace, loudly gnawing on a bone.
There is still a faint smell in the air of the cakes you heated in the oven.
There isn't much light except for a couple of lamps in the corners and the candles here and there. There is no TV, no radio, it's not needed. You sip from a glass of wine and laugh of a silly remark from your friend while your wife munch down yet another piece of chocolate.
You know your children are safely asleep in their bunks and you feel, good, warm, safe, comfortable and relaxed in this little cave you have created.
Sometimes the conversation stop but you don't feel that the least bit awkward.

Now, how does that look?
Something like this perhaps:
http://heps.dk/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7016.jpg

http://pznordic.dk/wp-content/upload...6687920876.jpg

http://i.boliga.org/ss/x1400y933/bss...0w0/105266.jpg

http://bloggersdelight-dk.bloggersde...9/IMG_8232.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dHfcpUIl1B...vstorp08sm.jpg

http://i.boliga.org/ss/x1400y933/bss...0w0/172033.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-udylsx9u3O...0/DSC_0624.jpg

Have I ever told you that we are pretty obsessive with candles here in DK?

- In my archive somewhere, I have some pictures of M&F's home, back when they lived at Kancellihuset and they had created an atmosphere of genuine "hygge". I'll see if I can dig it up.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:22 PM
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How lovely. Always a joy to read Muhler

I think hygge has been described by Mary and Frederik as "coziness" but more.
I recognized the word now


and seeing Christian with his cousins at the soccer game with his scarf reminded me of this picture from a few years, looking cute with his scarf
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5DAcPEhWHm...0/610x9631.jpg

and maybe he should show his grandpa, that he also roots for Australia lol
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qcJLeAwREx...qjpg_large.jpg

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Added:

Yesterday evening, Frederik and Christian were spotted having a father-son-day out to a football match in Parken with grandpa Henrik and cousins Nikolaj and Felix.

First Frederik and Christian arrived. So they stood ready to receive Grandpapa Henrik who had picked up prince Felix and prince Nikolaj on his way.

- Do you have a scarf? Henrik asked Christian who proudly showed Grandpapa his Danish red/white football scarf.

- So you are Danish tonight, and I'm ... Oh, yes, I am both Danish and French, said Henrik to Christian.

A very nice picture of Christian surrounded big his older cousins. Now he his a part of the big boys:
http://herognu.dk/upload/fixed/643/4.../prinserne.jpg
a wonderful photo of Frederik greeting his nephew Nikolai with a big hug at the game
http://imageupper.com/s02/1/5/K1444760957318611_1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4vaYn32.jpg?1
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:18 PM
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You are welcome.

Okay, I think we can count on M&F having gone to Trend by now.
So I thought we should touch the subject of "hygge".

Hygge is very difficult to define because it is essential about creating an atmosphere and surroundings in order to feel snug, safe, relaxed.
We Danes (and the rest of Scandinavia) don't have a monopoly on "hygge", but we cultivate it very much and a place like Trend is ideal for creating such an atmosphere.

Let my try and describe (later illustrate) what "hygge" can be.
Hygge can be a late autumn evening in summer cottage along the West coast of Jutland.
You sit in a couch beside your wife under a blanket. Opposite sit a couple of your friends. You can hear the wind outside and the rain against the dark windows that are lit up by candles. You feel your cheeks blush after the long stroll along the beach and you can still sense the sea in scent of your wife's hair. Your dog is lying in front of the fireplace, loudly gnawing on a bone.
There is still a faint smell in the air of the cakes you heated in the oven.
There isn't much light except for a couple of lamps in the corners and the candles here and there. There is no TV, no radio, it's not needed. You sip from a glass of wine and laugh of a silly remark from your friend while your wife munch down yet another piece of chocolate.
You know your children are safely asleep in their bunks and you feel, good, warm, safe, comfortable and relaxed in this little cave you have created.
Sometimes the conversation stop but you don't feel that the least bit awkward.

Now, how does that look?
Something like this perhaps:
http://heps.dk/wp-content/uploads/IMG_7016.jpg

http://pznordic.dk/wp-content/upload...6687920876.jpg

http://i.boliga.org/ss/x1400y933/bss...0w0/105266.jpg

http://bloggersdelight-dk.bloggersde...9/IMG_8232.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dHfcpUIl1B...vstorp08sm.jpg

http://i.boliga.org/ss/x1400y933/bss...0w0/172033.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-udylsx9u3O...0/DSC_0624.jpg

Have I ever told you that we are pretty obsessive with candles here in DK?

- In my archive somewhere, I have some pictures of M&F's home, back when they lived at Kancellihuset and they had created an atmosphere of genuine "hygge". I'll see if I can dig it up.
Muhler you are so good at describing moods. And yes, it is impossible to say 'Denmark' without mentioning the word 'hygge'.

I can imagine Trend not only will have 'hygge' in the form of candles, but also with fire in the fireplace. So cold it is in Denmark these weeks the fireplace can now be used.

**

A picture more from F&M and children in Tivoli:
"So lovely to see you "live" last Saturday among us all other common families."

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...4097ba746a47ac

We've only got a few pictures - three pictures published by Tivoli's teather themselves and a few from ordinary Danes spotting them on their way. That is so great and very Danish. (Although I would lie if I would say I wouldn't had loved to have seen clearer pictures, F&M's foursome are adorable!)
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:11 AM
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Nice pic, Roskilde.

BB confirms that Mary and Frederik were present at the wedding party of the American ambassador: Kronprinsesse Mary til bryllup hos Rufus Gifford | Billed Bladet

They arrived shortly before 19.00 and were seen dancing with each other. They were "not the last ones the leave the party".

The picture is not from the party.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:19 AM
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Thanks Muhler. I read Frederik and Mary were also invited to the wedding at the Copenhagen City Hall during the day, but had sent their apologies as they had prioritized their day in the theater and Tivoli with the children. But then they attended the party in the evening instead.

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Tomorrow is a big day for the Crown Prince family - it's Christian's 10th birthday - and I guess the Royal Court will publish new lovely pictures.

Until then ... Think that this is already ten years (and three more children) ago!

https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...37&oe=56C62CF6
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Yesterday evening, Frederik and Christian were spotted having a father-son-day out to a football match in Parken with grandpa Henrik and cousins Nikolaj and Felix.
Has Joachim (and Marie) ever been seen/photographed out somewhere with Christian (his godson) or any of his brothers kids?
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:24 PM
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Hmm, not that I recall.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:40 PM
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Nice pic, Roskilde.

BB confirms that Mary and Frederik were present at the wedding party of the American ambassador: Kronprinsesse Mary til bryllup hos Rufus Gifford | Billed Bladet

They arrived shortly before 19.00 and were seen dancing with each other. They were "not the last ones the leave the party".

The picture is not from the party.
so I guess the sources at Bt were not perfect since they did not mention Frederik

Lovely to see that they can enjoy a night out with some level of privacy

More pictures from the lovely family in Tivoli
Christian is getting so big now, the kids seem to have enjoyed themselves with their feathers. Isabella with her bouquet of flowers
The man with them I think i have seen before joining them at other theater plays

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Vincent and Josephine
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Christian and Mary (in the second pic you can see his arm around her)
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and just because i love this picture. Nikolai and Frederik from the soccer match
http://s02.imageupper.com/1/5/K1444760957318611_1.jpg
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Thanks Polyesco

It always strikes me how obvious a loving little boy Christian is. With his arm around mother Mary and his arm through his father Frederik's arm. Isabella just love those flowers bouquets, doesn't she, and Vincent and Josephine are adorable little ones.

On the occasion of Christian 10th birthday tomorrow this Facebook fanpage has 50 very great pictures from his first 10 years:

Enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6664642&type=3
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Those are just some lovely photos of the birthday boy

He just seems like a sweet boy. Some of my favorites with each of his siblings
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...18498178_n.jpg
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...69075395_n.jpg
https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...27&oe=568B2966
http://41.media.tumblr.com/e8c6b0203...l0u7o4_500.jpg
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...43073295_n.jpg


and one more picture from the soccer match
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...81433518_n.jpg

added:
one of my favorite photo of baby Christian arriving home. Frederik looks beyond in love with his son
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...78acb55844.jpg
beautiful moment
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You know, there are always some pictures that just stays so strong in your memory.

That one picture of Frederik and Mary - first time parents - coming home - Frederik holds his newborn son, Mary puts her arm around Frederik and together - now as a little family - they walk home...
It is a wonderful and touching picture that says it all itself!

I've noticed many people on Facebook who writes: The best picture EVER.

The picture I'm talking about:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b4&oe=56D2F8D1
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that picture is lovely. so much love
three people in their own little bubble, oh and Ziggy too, who was running around that day welcoming Mary home and wondering what that little human was (little did ziggy know they would bring three more home)
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You know, there are always some pictures that just stays so strong in your memory.

That one picture of Frederik and Mary - first time parents - coming home - Frederik holds his newborn son, Mary puts her arm around Frederik and together - now as a little family - they walk home...
It is a wonderful and touching picture that says it all itself!

I've noticed many people on Facebook who writes: The best picture EVER.

The picture I'm talking about:
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b4&oe=56D2F8D1

Yes a very warm and loving photo, one of my favourites.

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Thanks Polyesco

It always strikes me how obvious a loving little boy Christian is. With his arm around mother Mary and his arm through his father Frederik's arm. Isabella just love those flowers bouquets, doesn't she, and Vincent and Josephine are adorable little ones.

On the occasion of Christian 10th birthday tomorrow this Facebook fanpage has 50 very great pictures from his first 10 years:

Enjoy.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6664642&type=3
Thanks Roskilde, wonderful gallery of the birthday boy. The photo of Christian sitting on his little chair at Isabella's Christening is just so cute and brings back what a well behaved little boy he was for someone so young. He appears to be such a loving, caring son and brother.
The photos of him with his parents in the Tivoli are so sweet,

Many thanks Roskilde, polyesco and Muhler for the photos, links and information that you continually share with us, your time and effort is very much appreciated.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:28 PM
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your welcome marfre. They certainly are a lovely family to follow.
A thank you to our Danish members who always add translations and extra info .

billed bladet has added a video for Christian's 10 years
BILLED-BLADET Play – Danmarks Royale TV | Stort tillykke: Prins Christian fylder rundt
VIDEO: 10 år skønne år med prins Christian | billedbladet.dk
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:48 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #42, 2015.
Written by Luise Marie Bekker.

As we now know the BB journalist, Henrik Salling was there too as a guest and he has told Luise Marie Bekker a bit about the party.

M&F have apparently developed a friendship with the ambassadorial couple, Rufus Gifford and Stephen DeVincent.
M&F arrived at 18.45 just before the 150 guest went to dinner.
M&F were later seen on the dance floor together. Some of their friends were there as well:
Birgitte and Jeppe Handwerk.
Elisabeth and Christian Buchwald.

At the party Mary wore the dress seen here: https://app.box.com/s/13kev2eecy7vpdbevq6neqpw6s6uswxj
But this time with her hair hanging loose.
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Sounds like fun was had.
And now I kinda want to see a picture because Mary looked fantastic in that dress, and with a handsome dance partner

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I can see at the pics from Tivoli that Christian isn't so little anymore - he now owns his own mobile phone in his pocket :)

http://imageupper.com/i/?S0200010020...44836369317325
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He is growing up

A selfie with Frederik from the soccer match , it look to also be the top of Christian's head
https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hp...22361628_n.jpg

and from a tweet from everythingroyalty, two pictures of Nikolai hugging Frederik and his cousin Christian. very sweet . also from the soccer match
https://twitter.com/regardingroyals/...06005066330112

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRVFvcWXAAAfGIM.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRVFvfcWoAAmcPf.jpg
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