Friday, September 28, 2018

Crazy making wind

In some parts of the world it is reputed that you can use wind induced craziness as a mitigating factor for crimes of passion.  Certainly in Catalunya they talk about people from some really windy areas as a little bit nuts.

I never got that before I came to Denmark.

Good god, the wind here!  Granted we're on a boat in a harbour, so we're kind of front line, but it never stops.  I woke up this morning and down below, in the harbour, tied to the dock, it sounded like we were racing upwind.  Water sloshing, wind howling in the rigging, the works.

It does start to get to you.  If it would only be quiet for a minute or two. 

We walked the dog in the woods to get a break from it for a while.  It was soooooo nice.  We ended up in the lee of a hill and it was so still.


We had hoped to leave Denmark tomorrow, but the forecast has changed enough that it is looking very unlikely.  Maybe Monday.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Instant Mashed Potatoes

My much loved Great Aunt Peggy used to have us for lunch every weekend.  It was marvelous.  We'd go with the kids, have lunch, swim in her building's pool, have tea and cookies and go.  Peggy lived to 103, and moved herself into a home at 100 or so and was pretty British in her cooking.  She believed that a good meal is a roast, potatoes and two veg.  So, potatoes hit the menu pretty often.  As she got older, peeling all the potatoes and hauling the full pots around got to be too much, so she got instant mashed.  They were OK.

Now that we're living on a boat again and stove fuel is harder to come by, and it is often cold.... We got some instant mashed potatoes.  It's a little pricey but it is so easy and when we get into port, cold and hungry.... It's amazing. The swedish brand anyway.  We've got a package from Denmark now. We'll see.