Thursday, October 30, 2008


I'm Now 18!!!



I had one of the best Birthday/ Fodselsdag ever!!

Okay well i shall start at the start haha.
29th October 2008, Middelfart, Denmark.
At 6.00am my bedroom door opens and i am sudderenly awoken by my family singing a song as they enter..
"I dag er det "SHANNON"'s fødselssdag Hurra, hurra, hurra!Han sikkert sig en gave fårsom han har ønsket sig i årmed dejlig chokolade og kager til.
Hvor smiler han, hvor er han gladhurra, hurra, hurra!men denne dag er også rarfor hjemme venter "Mom and Dad, whoever birthdayboy lives with"med dejlig chokolade og kager til.
Og når han hjem fra "school, place of work" gårhurra, hurra, hurra!så skal han hjem og holde festog hvem, der kommer med som gæstfår dejlig chokolade og kager til.
Til slut vi råber højt i kor:Hurra, hurra, hurra!Gid "Name of person celebrated" længe leve måog sine ønsker opfyldt fåmed dejlig chokolade og kager til.
Today is "SHANNONS"'s birthdayHooray! Hooray! Hooray!He'll probably get a presentFor which he has been wishingAll with tasty chocolate and cakes.
Oh, how he smiles; how happy he isHooray! Hooray! Hooray!But then, this day sure is nicecuz' "Mom and Dad, whoever birthdayboy lives with" are waiting at homewith tasty chocolate and cakes.
And when he goes home from his "school, place of work"Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!He'll be going home to throw a partyAnd all those invited as guestsGet tasty chocolate and cakes.
To end this we'll all shout together:Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!May "SHANNON" live longAnd have his wishes grantedAll with tasty chocolate and cakes."
It was so great! I wish i had a camera damn!! I had never ever been woken up like that with a song. And so The danish experience begins!
The whole family sit down on my bed as i start to get presents! Firstly i got some indoor udd boot things! So cumfi ( from Ziggy, the dog haha) Then i got a purple lap top case, so funky, so me! And then.... the whole family said oh just one more small thing.. A brand new phone.. WHITE. its amazing! So now i have a danish phone YUS finally (as my phone wasnt working before) but this was more than i expected, it was truly truly lovely :)
Then we all got ready for the day and had breakfast. The table , around the table, outside and down the driveway was all covered in Danish flags ( this is what they do in Denmark, danish flags everywhere on your birthday so people know!!) It was amazing! We ate a special cake/ bread with brown sugar baked. ( tradition in Denmark to be a shape of a person with a face and the persons name, with lollies and decorations all over it-- see picture) mmmm YUMMY :)
Then i set off for school :) I had an awesome day at school with my friends and ofcourse more traditions come too.. The whole class sang to me.. another danish song :) And then i gave the class some New Zealand Lollies- Mintis and pineapple lumps hehe aparantly here when its YOUR birthday YOU bring lollies.. i dont no how that works but anyway haha. My friends wrote on the blackboards at school too (HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ Tillkke med fodselsdag) see pictures haha it was awesome.
Then i bicycled on home, to be greeted with more flag, more people, more presents. It was really an awesome day. The whole family came over later and celebrated with me, about 20 people all up + my friends. I got beautiful presents even jewelery! from my friends-typical danish so i will always remember my birthday. I made sausage rolls and Pavlova for part of my dinner so i had a little bit of home with me too so that was great. ( i was teaching my friends how to make it hehe) Dinner was great! The night was amazing, i really had one of the best fodselsdags ever. And in Denmark. Such a great Day.
To top it all off i got 50 comments on facebook from friends around the world ( no overexageration either) 50 exactly haha so that was awesome to know people were thinking about me even though i wasnt there :) Dad, Mum and Daina called me which was so lovely. It made my birthday :) Now ive got my old family and my new one. friends from everywhere. Seriously having a ball. I Can't stop smiling :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dying Simone's HAIR YUS

Hehe Today i dyed simone's hair wahooo
It was great fun :) wahoooooooo

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kylas Leaving Party

Weekend AGAIN
Where do the weekdays go to!!!
Wow the time has come for Kyla to go home already. Its Crazy that she is leaving already but her time has come and she has been in Denmark for a year now. And i have been here for three months. Crazy how fast the time passes without you even noticing although mum says it feels like ive been gone forever. So this weekend was great, time to catch up with the New Zealand kids and party hard. I was so nervous to see them again as i hadn't seen them in 3 months but it was natural, i miss good old New Zealand now ive had a taste of only a little part. I really hadn't realised how much i did miss the small things untill we all felt the same. But loving Denmark more (sorry Hamilton).

The party for Kyla was great!! Exchangys partying way to hard saying goodbye to Kyla. It lasted all night long, involving various drinks , dancing and photographs, oh dont let me forget the trampoline :) Fun times with 10 people at once :) haha.

I also got to spend time with my family this weekend as on friday it was a family birthday, so all the family went to Michael's house (Mor's brother). It was huge . I love it here how everything is so family orientated, so much time is spent together as one, celebrating ,laughing, joking and eating together. Makes me realise how much family and friends really mean, even from the other side of the world i know my friends are AMAZING. You know who you are :) .

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Zealand FOOD, would you believe it.

Yesterday i made a Pavlova and Sausage rolls Can you believe it. It was interesting alright but it worked well in the end! The Pavlova was crazy fun to make with Jacob. It took us maybe 2 or 3 hours because we had no idea what to do ha ha. But in the end it tasted SO great, we even topped it with Kiwi Fruit from New Zealand. Now that's crazy, going to the supermarket here in Middelfart Denmark and finding Kiwi Fruit with a sticker that says "NEW ZEALAND" on it.
And the dessert was gone in 5 minutes!! So it must have tasted pretty damn good, well nice for my first time making it ;) Then i made Sausage rolls which no one had ever heard of or seen before!!!! aha they were good too, made all by hand, Not just a buy from old New World!!! Next time ill make a steak and cheese pie?? Hm that might not impress them too much huh, Good old New Zealand food, gotta love it!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Well, This week has been VACATION week for everyone!! So our Demant family (hehe) decided to go to Germany! We went on Tuesday to a place called Hamburg which is only three hours from Middelfart! Isn't that Crazy! In New Zealand we would travel three hours and get to Taupo haha not another country! Its really great here! So we took the three hour trip and on the way i noticed the car going over a hundred... over one hundred and fifty... over two hundred... That's because in Germany they have no speed limits in some places!!! I really wondered how there is no car accidents.. but in Europe to buy a car is Very expensive and if you have that kind of money, you can drive.. very well haha. No Boy racers here! haha When we got to Hamburg, it was really like nothing i had ever seen in my life. It looked like i was in a movie! The houses were absolutely gorgeous!! Such a cute little town, seriously amazing.

We went Go-carting at the Ralf Schumacher Racecourse. ( The little brothe of Michael Schumacher, the world famous driver) It was awesome, a little better than "dateona" in Hamilton haha. Id say a lot better haha. It was great fun, and the Go-carts went sooo fast, Faster than any id ever seen before. By the end, my nickname was "Parker" haha but in mydefence i only spun out once and in the next race Jacob hit me, so its not my fault i like to drift haha.

Then on Wednesday we all went to the SKI DOME. Indoor ski and snowbaording place which was also amazing!!! It is here where i learned to snowboard haha. I though about skiing, but becasue i already am pretty good and it was only 400m indoor, i would give snowboarding a go! nd knowing me, im Goofy.. I really dont no what that means... I am weird at snowboarding perhaps?? haha But it was actually a lot easier than i expected, and i wasnt so goofy afterall becasue i could snowboard both ways. turn and stop and everything all n one day. I think i did pretty well for one day haha Jacob and Mikkel also snowboareded too. They were really good! And Mor, Far and Maria were skiing away. It was a really awesome Vacation, just with the family and im so glad i got to be with them a bit more. There was no Vacation with a little game called Sequince. AMAZING game which ofcourse Jacob and I Dominated in haha No all the family was good, but i will never forget the times we played this game in the middle of the hotel cafe, laughing and screaming at eachother, really i am so glad this family picked me. I am so happy in Denmark

P.S This Billboard was in Germany.. I have no idea why but thats me hugging it haha.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lovely Weekend

This weekend has been great. On friday i went to Buddy Holly, it was soo much fun just with the girls and being together. Taking loads of photos and dancing a lot!! Great Girls weekend. LOts of fun all round!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Wahooo On Wednesday i went to Aarhus, the first time i had been to the northen parts of DK. It was a really busy busy city but looked lovely. I hope i go back there someday!!! But our class just went to a Museum and the univercity , BORING haha. But still, it was great with my friends :)

Monday, October 6, 2008


OkaY so here it is what i have been up to for the last month haha sorry it has taken so damn LONg

First things first MIDDELFART had a carnival haha who would have thought, with dancing and music and bands and a circus and boat rides it was crazy until 9pm haha then it got a lil boring haha. Of course is was Friday night so my friend Simone came over and of course played NZ drinking games with lots of friends haha good times..... really fun, until MADAGASCAR came on with danish people talking, i mean what the HELL haha the was the end for me BED haha I went to H.C Anderson's house, the guy who wrote the little mermaid and such the ugly ducking very very cool!! I have also been skating here, man i miss IT !!

I have danish school every Monday and Wednesday, its funny going with the others we have such a good time being losers in another city, good FUN!

One Saturday i went to Kopenhagen for a family mid year Christmas party (was really fun and that's how much my family likes Christmas ha ha) it was in this beautiful house situated looking over the water wow it was amazing, all done up of course, a beauty i would dream to live in. The people there were amazing, my new family for the year! i honestly had a ball. We played so many games and just did funny stuff all day. One thing was a relay of transporting eels.... I'm not sure if that's traditional in Denmark ha ha it was certainly different!!!!! Holding slimy eels to give to the next person haha JUST CRAZY!

I have also been on the west coast of Denmark, in Jutland my host family has a summer house! It beats me why so many danish people want houses in the woods haha near nothing, but it was a different experience for me and was really amazing and it was fun all the same! Family time! quiet time, relax time haha.

Then there was the Gymnasium party, soooooooooo Much fun. Three party's in one night. 500 people at the school drinking alcohol with teachers, now thats crazy!

i also went to the AFS camp this weekend just been. It was awesome, i got to know people soo much better and made more friends that i didnt know before! SWISS, U.S.A ,AUSSI and NZ rule hehe They are awesome kids.

NOW, i am relaxing waiting for my matey Simone to come over and stay tonight as the teachers declared we have no school tomorrow!!! XXX

Love to you all . XXX