Having established yesterday that I am a daughter of the sun, it is up to me to find survival strategies in the winter. Regular sauna or hamam trips help, and so does the occasional sun bed session or massage. A wide selection of teas and hot chocolate as a treat are a must too.
But what about simply ignoring winter? Then you can fire up the barbecue! This is what we did last weekend. Of course by -4° we did not eat outside. We drank mulled wine as an aperitif and not cocktails. A special mention for Sexy Hubby’s heroic attitude, he who stoically stood on the terrace until the last steak, the last piece of salmon and the last sausage were cooked. He had regular visitors to keep him company, but this Viking blood is quite something, I tell you.
Second Daughter even made a special barbecue cake for the event. Her own idea, she did it all by herself and it was delicious. All our guests loved the sausage, burgers, chicken leg and mug of mulled wine made out of chocolate, nuts, marzipan and fondant.
The evening was a success, but next time I am sure we will all be joining Sexy Hubby outside on the terrace. With a glass of rosé wine.