The best laid plans

Doug and I have just returned from a week in Copenhagen.  I was there to teach a workshop, and then took off the rest of the week for a short holiday.

I taught all day Tuesday (which was my birthday), and in the evening Doug treated me and our good friend Erun to a great celebratory dinner at Koefoed, a very cool restaurant.  We had the fish menu with wine flight, and it was lovely.

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On the Wednesday, Erun gave us a great walking tour.  We explored the city:

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We ate lunch on a barge in the canal (moules frites – yum!):

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Then, on the way back to our hotel that afternoon, I managed to fall off of a curb in a very spectacular manner, ending up sprawled in the middle of the road.  Doug had to practically carry me to the sidewalk and the few blocks to our hotel, after which I spent two days stuck in bed, with a very swollen and painful ankle and a grumpy disposition.  Doug and Erun went out exploring, doing lots of walking all over town, and then gathering together delicacies for picnic dinners in the hotel room – complete with champagne and chocolates – so that I wouldn’t miss out completely.

On the last two days, I did manage to do a few things, very carefully.  Doug had bought me some walking sticks, and complete with a compression bandage and lots of paracetamol and liberal use of taxis, I did the important things.  I made it to a yarn shop (Sommerfuglen). Can you tell from this photo that I am not at my best?

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On the last day, the sun came out and it was glorious.  Here I am sitting with my foot up and my walking sticks:

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We took a harbour boat tour:

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Erun treated us to a fantastic all-you-can-eat shellfish buffet:

 

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However, my ankle continued to swell, and I ended up needing a wheelchair to make my way through the airport on the way home:

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Today, a week after my fall, I had an x-ray and discovered that, in addition to the bad sprain, I have a small fracture of the ankle bone.  This means a pretty long recovery period.  Good thing I bought lots of yarn in Copenhagen!

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I bought a bunch of green yarn from Isager (an aran weight tweed and some mohair):

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And I bought a very pretty selection of yarns from Ito:

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I have specific projects in mind for both of these, but will tell you about them in a later post.  Thanks to Doug and Erun for taking good care of me and keeping my spirits up!

Yesterday was our 28th wedding anniversary.  Needless to say, we didn’t go dancing!