October 31, 2003
Old and grey
My 35th year is well under way now (my birthday was last week). I had a great time - J. arranged for my Ma & Pa to fly over from Spain where they are spending their twilight years. All in complete secrecy. The first I knew about it was a lunch date last Wednesday with two extra and very familiar faces!
They were only here for three days, but it was great to see them both - Spain agrees with them.
On Sunday, J. and I went to Esrum Sø, Gribskov forest and Esrum Kloster (the old monastery nearby). The woods were wonderful, lit by a low autumn sun which made the golden-red chestnut and beech leaves glow like coals in a fire. It was cold, still and bright - a perfect autumn day (and great geocaching weather!). Watching the sun go down over Esrum Sø made me realise that summer is over, autumn is under way and soon winter will be with us. Still, Christmas will soon be here, and then it's only 3 months until spring (!).
Esrum Kloster was fun - good food and 500 year old architecture. They had an exhibition of medicinal products ("fra klosterhave til Medicon Valley") which was partly sponsored by Leo Pharma - will I never escape that name?!?
Posted by daen at October 31, 2003 10:51 AM