Day 74 of 100, Nordjylland, Danmark
There had been talk over the week, about Flemming’s father making his spring soup today – a long boiling broth with chicken and vegetables. Soup is my favourite food group, and he was looking forward to making it, so everyone was pretty excited.
Dinner making is a communal activity with the Jensens, from Copenhagen to Nordjylland. It’s very hyggelig indeed, and lovely to be a part of. As this house is ridiculously photogenic, heavenly light pouring in from all angles, no matter the weather – I decided to film Flemming’s dad making this magic broth (yes, with my new graphite wonder).
The soup took most of a day to make, but it was divine. Unsurprisingly, I overdid it, drinking enough to burst. All worth it in the end though. Good soup and good company are never to be taken for granted. I could never know, four years ago, that I’d be partaking in such ordinary delights half way across the world, a planet away from the life I’d known until then. It was a good day, like most of the days we’ve spent here.
I’ll be riffling through my footage for the next week or two, to see if I have anything to put a film together with. I filmed it as a lark, with no prep and no concept, so I might come up empty handed… don’t hold your breath!