EARLY BIRD

The peacocks where waiting in line early this morning before tivoli even opened the gates.

KIDS

THIS AND THAT

1: Mustache straw brought to the house by Santa. 2: Pancakes for breakfast. 3: Circus-family in the paper last week. 4: Napping on dad.

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

HOME

A quick stop by the beach house once a week… We don’t have a laundry machine in Copenhagen :)

AFTER DARK

GOOD STUFF

late night dinners with a girlfriend when the kids are sleeping.

OUTDOOR GUY

Kornelius is ready to leave home before the rest of us gets out of bed in the morning. He picks up his shoes first thing and goes knocking on the inside of our front door…

FAMILY

I love these boys to bits… youngest member of our family, Edvard on my brothers lap, Linus in the highchair and Kornelius on the floor checking out his cousins tools.

TIVOLI SHOP

MICHAEL AND KORNELIUS

While Tivoli is on (until 4th of jan) Michael works 12 hours a day 6 days a week. So when daddy is home Kornelius enjoys every moment.

With our Circus-business in the backyard. Kornelius is used to having both of us near by all the time. being a natural part of our workday too.

ps. remember the baby-crib in the background? it used to be yellow and Vilja used to sleep in it! I painted it baby blue while I was expecting Kornelius. what feels like only a second ago… Anyway I have all the kids I could wish for and I’m gonna stop here :) so anybody wants a baby crib? I’m giving it away. it can be picked up in Copenhagen. Let me know (butik@brinja.dk)

WREATH

Never in my life have I made an advent wreath this fast. almost feels like cheating. Vilja and I threw a pile of pretty things found in the workshop in the center of the wreath then placed mos from the garden around it. We used fake green leaves to cover up the naked spots…and voila!

Once a week we have a day off from tivoli. Then we pack up the kids and go to the beach house… but time flies and before we know it we have to get back to the city. I do like those days though.

TIVOLI

OLD STORIES

Our circus van is over 100years old. We had a visitor in the café this summer who told us old stories about this exact wagon. stories from many many years ago. He had been living in and transporting the circus caravan back in the 50′ties and 60′ties. Used to be a hard working boy in the circus putting up and taking down the big tent…

He and his wife, a retired trapeze dancer (of course) stopped by hand in hand and had ice cream one day -they were lovely! I wanted to take their picture but somehow I got all shy and I didn’t ask…

LITTLE ARTIST

Still no camera. but an opportunity for more pictures that didn’t make it to the blog back then… these shots are by Vilja. She’s rocking moms camera.

BACK IN THE DAYS…

Left my camera at aunt Siggas place a few days ago… But I have piles of pictures lying around. that newer makes it to the blog. like these -from back in July. Ahh, those were the days. Ice cream, coffee all over the place :) the one with sprinkles, licorice-ice cream and strawberry jam is a Vilja-special.

AT NIGHT

1: Dancing in pajamas at Aunt Siggas place. 2. late night tivoli trips. 3. Dressing up and reading poems. 4. Drinks with a girlfriend when the kids are finally asleep.

CROWDED PLACE

When I found my Copenhagen apartment while Anders and I was splitting up. I was convinced it was going to be just Vilja and I for a while. This was the perfect two-room-place for us.

Newer had I imagined how the two of us would become four,  -less than 2 yeas after…

…at the moment we have a stockroom/bedroom and living room/kids room. lets just say things are a bit crowded around here.

DOLL BED DISPLAY

It’s not that easy to see my jewelery when you pass the shop. But top right corner! in Viljas doll bed. She and I made the display together and she was okay with the ‘donation’. A sacrifice for the bigger purpose you know :)

I have very little computer-time at the moment and it gets dark outside before I can fetch the camera out of my purse… grrr…!  miss blogging. and miss a good cup of coffee…. most of all I miss the beach house. Already.

DIY CROWN

This was before we moved to Copenhagen. Pink is still her very favorite!

Materials: toilet paper roll, glue gun, deco tape, bows/diamonds/beads and elastic cord.