Fredericia is a good place to live.
Situated on a central spot in Denmark, yet close to woods and forests. Towns like Kolding, Vejle, Middelfart and even the cities of Odense and Århus are within reasonable driving distance - and to boot, buying a home is not that costly here.
It is nice being able to drive easily to larger towns - sometimes it's nice to see other shops and facilities. But nine times out of ten I get by just fine with Fredericia.
You won't find me rolling my eyes and going on about how lousy a shopping town Fredericia is - but maybe I'm just not very demanding :)
Friday I enjoyed my walk in the center of town after visiting Lund+Lund. I had to get that birthdaypresent, and I also had a gift certificat from my bonus children, burning in my bag - it just had to go!
For quite a while now, Downtown has been under reconstruction. We got a lovely new city hall square (nobody did anything to improve our ugly city hall - sadly), and the shopping area has gotten new tile and water sculptures etc.
On city hall square there was commotion - stands were set up, and some guys were playing swingin' jazz of the oldfashioned foot-stomping kind.
I hurried on, coz I was set for the purse-shop. My old white purse with Disney characters on it was coming apart at the seams and needed replacing. I fell promptly in love with a gloveskin thing in brandy brown. The price tag said 2000 kr. (about 280 EUR)- I thought that to be a bit much, considering what I usually put my purses through.
So I ended up with this:
Thanks for the gift, Lasse and Christina!
On another square - Ryes Square - tables were out in front of the irish pub, and a team of basque folk dancers were at it.
The music was fiery, feisty and sunbaked, and there was a great atmosphere.
When I got home, I got yet another gift. My self-bred chiliplants, that has been altering between overwatering and drying out all summer, had grown fruits - without me noticing!
Impressive, considering the treatment they have been getting. But that is life - stubborn and bountiful...