Originally Posted by polyesco
I think you are right, Polyesco.
And I too like to see M&F with children being allowed to be an ordinary family.
Billed Bladet this week naturally covers the vacation at Gråsten. I'll get back to that tomorrow.
There is also a large interview with the Regent Couple that is worth translating, more on that later as well.
However, there is not much concrete news in BB. Except Mary being quoted for saying: "Here are lots of opportunities for activities" when on the cycle to the nearby riding center.
And there are probably more opportunities even than at Fredensborg perhaps.
They can swim, in the swimming pool or at the sea.
They can go riding.
There are more quiet lanes, where they cycle.
They can pop across the border to Germany.
There are several family oriented amusement parks within an hour by car.
The park is large, so plenty of room for children (and dogs) to run around.
Gråsten Manor is large as well with lots of rooms and corridors to explore and hide.
There are interesting machines, like diggers daddy can impress the children with.
Frederik (and Hamish) can cycle into the baker in Gråsten town every morning - and afternoon - and evening - after fresh bread and pastry without causing a stir.
And on that note let us have a look at the all time holiday favorite: fresh bread and pastry.
In the morning the menfolks are obliged to pedal to the local bakers for "rundstykker" and "morgensnegle".
Cut in half and with a thick layer of real
Still lukewarm from the oven.
Sometimes with cheese or jam. http://www.letlivet.nu/files/manager...g-rugbroed.jpg
You'd be surprised at how your otherwise very calorie-conscious wife can wolf down one bun after the other - as if she was pregnant!
Milk or juice is served alongside the buns.
Naturally no breakfast would be complete without morgensnegle = morning-snails, which is a pastry. There are countless variants.
Usually enjoyed with coffee. And because it's holiday you'll have two snails, right?
(One snail covers one seventh of a well build adult mans daily calorie intake).
After a wholesome lunch you begin to feel peckish in the mid afternoon, so you all stroll to the baker to have a freshly baked white bread, of which there are countless variants as well:
Still warm from the oven naturally.
You use the rest of the butter from the morning, that almost melt on the bred. Cheese, jam, chocolate, Nutella means that, to your mild surprise, all
the bread has vanish before you've finished your third cup of coffee.
It is summer after all, so you spoil yourself with something light, say a "flødeskumskage = whipped-cream-cake".
Refreshing on a hot day - or otherwise...
After the dinner, you go for a stroll, and the womenfolks "persude" you to go to the baker one more time, while they go home and make some coffee.
What could be better for the evening coffee than a "kringle", right?
Again there are countless variants, easily one for each evening and the pastries in Southern Jutland in particular are very good indeed!
And the next day, the whole thing starts again, unless of course someone comes visiting or there is something to celebrate. In which case Frederik will mount the iron horse again and embark on his journey to the baker after a layered cake. It is after all summer and there is no reason to make a song and dance act of the whole thing, right? So something simple will suffice. Perhaps with strawberries, that's refreshing.
As we all know, food eaten during a holiday doesn't fatten - until next week.