Monday, September 28, 2009

Green to Yellow to Brown

We have had a nice relaxing weekend with a little culture, an early birthday celebration and some time just relaxing.

On Saturday we went to a Munch exhibit north of Copenhagen at Ordrupgaard. Lunch was OK, the exhibit was dull, but they have recently opened the house of Finn Juhl to the public much as it was when he lived there. Finn Juhl was a Danish designer and Architect who designed furniture and also the UN building in New York amongst other things. The house was really nice and quite contemporary even now. In 1942 when it was built it must have been amazing. One of the things that amused me was that the kitchen was almost identical to the one in our house when we moved in, but not in such good condition. It is a shame that is was just not suitable for today's living.

On Saturday evening I had an early birthday party at T&Bs house before they left for Russia. Thanks to everyone for the generous gifts and have a good trip.

Sunday was a day for taking it easy. J was a little under the weather so we made the usual pancakes and stayed inside for the most part. I took him for a short bike ride in the afternoon before going out for my own ride. I must admit that I felt a little silly riding in the full Lycra with J even though he goes quite fast these days.

We finished the afternoon watching Cadel Evans with the road race at the world championships. A well deserved win for a guy who rarely seems to have luck on his side and who as has his fair share of stick in the media. Well done.

There is no doubt that the summer is in it's death throws, we are now considering putting the heating on and the leaves are quickly moving through the yellows and reds to a somewhat depressing brown. I don't suppose it will be long before they've all gone. On the bright side, however, I'll be able to put my new cool weather cycling gear through it's paces...


  1. Anonymous11:40 am

    Went to the Munch exhibition in Oslo, and put the dullness and eventual scream down to the lack of subject matter available, e,g, a horse in a field,family members round the bed of a dying person, that or a serious lack of bright coloured paint.

  2. Anonymous12:07 am