I know.. I know… There are a**holes everywhere on the planet. I am aware of that. There are a couple of those in Denmark too, but I have a feeling Danes will find a way to cure them, if they haven’t already!
Ok, what is this all about, you might wonder? Well well well, my dear Lovelies, this started a couple of days back. Remember when I wrote Letter to Margrethe II? Some people mentionned I should really write to Her Majesty, Queen of Denmark.
I don’t think anyone actually dared me, per say, but I felt as if the challenge was on, and yesterday, I sat down, and wrote a little letter to Queen Margrethe II. I told her about my love for Denmark, my recent trips, and sent her my best wishes…
I knew the chances that my little note would reach the Queen’s attention were slim to none. So I wrote an introduction to whoever would recieve my message, that I would feel like the luckiest girl on earth if it ever happened, although I understood that Her Majesty probably had no time for a nobody like me…
I was celebrating my 40th birthday, but my inner child argued that I had nothing to lose, by sending my letter. The worst that could happen, would be no reply at all. If I didn’t send it, I was sure never to get an answer!
I sent it.
And four hours later (four hours… Wow! And note that I received the email a little before 10h am – Danish time – so that was extremely quick) I got the following note:
Dear “my name here”,
Thank you very much for your kind letter to Her Majesty, and for your interest in Denmark.
Also, we want to wish you a happy 40th birthday.
Mrs X. (well not X, but you get what I mean)
Secretary at the Lord Chamberlain’s Office
How awesome is that?? After getting “liked” by Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign affairs (see post here) on Facebook, I have now received birthday wishes from the secretary at the Lord’s Chamberlain’s Office!!
Who knows… Maybe my letter could eventually make it to the hands of the Queen herself. Not likely to happen, but definately not impossible. I’ll be waiting to see, that’s for sure!
Now, you might have noticed a little detail in the above story… Yeah, I turned 40 years old on Sunday. I didn’t really want to mention it, because I didn’t want to bring the spotlight my way. There were a lot of birthdays the past couple of days, and I much prefered celebrating these lovely people!
But… I had to tell you about my surprise. And now that you know, I also have to show you what Mom and her sister had designed, just for me!
They contacted Basties, a lovely business based in Trois-Rivières, my home town. Founded in 2014, Basties specializes in custom home decoration, and they make various items like quilts, duvet covers, fabric banners, t-shirts and sell pretty much anything that involve nice material, and sewing! Stéfanie took the challenge, and made a Danish flag duvet cover for me… You can imagine my surprise when I unfolded this wonderfull piece, after taking it out of the gift bag!
Not my bedroom…
Waking up for the first time under my Danish-colored bed cover!
I l.o.v.e it! It is just soooo pretty!! And so unique and one of a kind… and so me!! Sorry, nightmares, your days (nights) are over!!
So I contacted Stéfanie by Facebook, and here are the links to see more of Basties’ work, and get in touch if you’d like to order your own (not Danish-flag, but yours will be pretty too!) quilt or duvet cover 🙂
Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/SBasties/
Etsy Boutique: https://www.etsy.com/ca-fr/shop/Basties
Pay them a little visit, you never know! You just might fall in love with their lovely work too!! And as a quote on their Facebook page says,
“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance!”