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I just wanted to go walking in Skagen… (January 31st FFF)

I was invited (well, not personally, but still…) to join the Fandango’s Friday Flashback!

Fandango scrolls back, every Friday, and gives a second chance to a post he had published on the same date the year before. I thought it was a great way to remember some of the stuff I did a while back, and I decided to participate…

So here it is!

Previously published on January 31st of 2016, this is a short humorous fiction piece about Denmark and online shopping!  I hope you’ll enjoy (again) the silliness of my very debut as a blogger.

 


 

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Early Sunday morning. Too early. Getting some credits for eventual future-crumbles. (See “L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt”).

Anyway, I thought I’d go for a walk in Skagen… I heard a lot about it and I wanted to get out of town a little. I was about to step on Denmark’s beaches for the first time when I was stopped by Google, which obviously thought I didn’t deserve a Skagen walk around.

I had simply typed “Skagen”… Enter!

All kinds of earrings, bags, wallet stuff appeared on my screen and I wasn’t too sure about what Google was offering me. So I didn’t take a chance, and I added “Denmark” (I write it everywhere, might as well put it here) Enter!

Nope, Google wasn’t letting go with the “looking for a purse or something?” links, and I started being bitter about the Skagen company, for it was stealing important walking on the beach minutes from me. Moments of my life I would never get back!!

I told myself I would half-forgive the company if it was Danish… Of course it was!! But I had to go on their web site to learn that, and being on the web site, and Skagen being Danish, I was tempted to just check out what exactly they were selling.

Danes being annoyingly neat when it comes to design, I clicked here and there, and they got me to give up my MasterCard number, and now I have 3 purses, a wallet, jewelry, and 7 keychains (the whole set of colors… they were on sale!) on their way to my dejlig lejlighed.

I even found a recipe for rygbrød (rye bread), who knows, I could impress Lucas with my cooking skills. I found out about Andreas Mogensen, first Dane to go to space. And I learned a thing or two about architecture and home decorating. All that on Skagen’s website.

Wait…   Skagen… Rings a Bell…

Shoot! I guess the toe dipping will have to wait for another day…

 

 

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14 thoughts on “I just wanted to go walking in Skagen… (January 31st FFF)

    1. I agree… Funny though, Chéri is more of an online shopper than I am. He finds the most amazing things on the net. Sometimes I have to calm him down, otherwise he would buy the whole Internets! Hehehehehehe

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    1. I had the chance to visit Skagen (in real) just a couple of months after writing this post, and I must say I had great expectations, which were all met. I think this is one of the truly magical places in Denmark. Just the sight of the two seas meeting is worth the trip!

      Skagengul (Skagen yellow) truly is unique, and I understand why artists enjoyed trying to do it justice through their paintings… *Big hugs*

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      1. Skagengul was one of the first Danish words I learnt when I went to Denmark! Although S Karen is a great place, they are some other that pipped it at the post for my favourite.

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      2. Skagengul was one of the first Danish words I learnt when I went to Denmark! Although SKagen is a great place, there are some other steder (places(, that pipped it at the post for my favourite.

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    1. Oh yeah, if you let it suck you in, you’re in trouble… Hehehehehe Oh, by the way, I hope I’ll find the time before we take off on Monday, but I have a story similar to your Friday Flashback, and I almost wrote it in the comments, but it was a bit longish. The full tale should get online, and I’ll make sure to link you in. You have a fellow-felon in me 😛

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