Monday, July 11, 2011
...things are going pretty good, all aspects of life taken into consideration. We just got back from a short holiday on the Danish west coast with Mette's parents and her brother Kristian Momme (aka Uncle Krigga to the kids). I don't have any photographs as I let Kristian do all the shooting and since we all came home, illness has struck most of us down though not me. Presumably I'll get some photo's from Kristian at some point...
Whilst we are at the coast, I forked out a tidy sum on various entertainments for the kids, and was amazed at how expensive everything seems to have become. The local swimming centre charged as much for Magne (2 years old) as for me. Luckily both Magne and Freja enjoyed the place immeasurably so I guess I should look on the bright side.
The local fauna took a great liking to me too. We were only there for a week, but I managed to rack up four ticks and a double tap to the leg from an irritated carpenter wasp. I'm not sure what the wasp was irritated about as I was dozing on my bed when it stabbed me twice through my trousers for no apparent reason. In my indignation I killed it alas, but I wish I hadn't.
The ticks were no big deal though they can carry disease. Freja attends a 'forest kindergarten' so she was used to ticks, and one of the old hands at the kindergarten once told Mette that he'd probably had a thousand ticks in his time, and never suffered any ill effects at all. Given that ticks can carry Lymes Disease, I'm keeping an eye open during the incubation period, but I'm not too concerned, and I found I was almost indifferent to the idea of having my blood sucked. I thought I'm be slightly squeamish but I wasn't concerned in the least. Mette got one a tick on her back and Magne got one on his throat, but Freja remained untouched, despite the fact that she was running about in the undergrowth more than any of us.
Rght now I'm working on a set of drawings which have to be finished ASAP, but nce thats out of the way, I'm hoping to catch up on various unifinished projects!