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2005

2005 was a good, but busy, year for the Brems family. The house has developed into a "nice place to live" although there is a long way to go. We have focused more on the kids and decided that the house will be finished after Christmas, although the year has not yet been determined...

February Enough snow this winter for the kids to play in, although only for a limited period.

Jørgen's sister from the Nederlands and her family paid a surprise visit on their way to winter holiday in Norway. Heavy traffic in Germany caused them to miss the ferry from Kiel to Oslo and they decided to take the "long road" via Copenhagen..

"Fastelavn" was celebrated outside with good neighbors

March: In connection with the 200 years celebration of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen, the school had a play based on one of his fairy tales, in which Michael (7) played a soldier.

June: We had an offer of selling properties in Cyprus, which we accepted. To prepare for the opening in September we arranged for a "Study Tour", which gave the boys their first opportunity to fly. We stayed in a 5-star hotel north of Paphos on the west side of the island. The family enjoyed every moment of the stay, mostly swimming in the big pool and being entertained in the evenings by the "company"

July: Brought mixed weather, which didn't prevent us from the traditional Summer Cruise. We sailed the family traditional trip to "Langør" in the middle of Denmark and "Ebeltoft" where "Fregatten Jylland" has always had the boys interest (last visit in 2003). During the two weeks of sailing, Daniel spend lots of time in our dinghy, so much that he joined the local sailing club upon our return and has enjoyed a busy autumn of sailing.

August: Gave an influx of visits from Jørgen's family, first was the family from the Netherlands arriving from their holiday in Norway. In the past 4 years we have met in various parts of Denmark in summerhouses in a employee plan from IBM. However, the 2005 "lottery" didn't turn out to our favor. This did not spoil our pleasure in being together and the area north of Copenhagen offers plenty of sights and nature to be exploited.

August: In the last days of the stay Gitte and Jørgen's brother - Halvor arrived from Norway. The weather was behaving well and we all had a wonderful trip on the water.

After the departure of Hanne and children, Jørgens mother - Birthe - and sister - Vibeke arrived and we had some nice days together. One of the days Birthe's two sisters visited us. Below from the left is Kiss - living in US -, Birthe - living in Norway and Lise - living in Denmark. .

16 October: Michael turned 7 and had a nice day with his friends.

3 November: Daniel turned 9 - he will have his party in January.

November: Very early this year we went away to buy our Christmas tree. The trip was arranged by the school. We discovered a very practical way of stowing the kids...Later we even put them through the machine once more to make them into one package... They complained that it was too difficult to walk, but we rejected their comments as nonsence...

Christmas was celebrated with Suz' parents - Gudrun and Jørgen - in our house. Boxing day we were invited to Farum where we also met with Suz' younger brother, here viewing the latest improvements to the downstairs bathroom .

Although not in time to give us a "White Christmas" the last days of December brought a Blizzard, leaving a lot of snow to much joy for Daniel and Michael, and not so much joy to those having to keep the pavement free of snow.... ...

December: Jørgen's aunt turned 97 in great stile, here joined by her son - Michael - only 62...

New Years Eve was celebrated with our good neighbors with dinner and Fireworks.