16 December 2008

The Family Tree

Long John Christmas in Copenhagen
Now that christmas tree isn't going to walk home by itself, now is it?

Our little family made our way down to our good friends at Baisikeli - the sustainability organisation who send used Danish bikes to development projects in Africa. They're selling eco-Swedish-christmas trees to the neighbourhood this year.

What better way to get the tree home than in our Velorbis Long John?

Christmas Tree Transport Felix and the Tree
There was a bit of brainstorming about how to get the tree... and the kids... home. Niels, from Baisikeli, and Wifealiciousness realise that we should tie the tree up a bit more so the kids don't have to chew on pine needles. In lieu of string, we just taped it. Lulu-Sophia looks on. Then Felix was put into the box to see if he would fit. He's loving it. And he fit.
Ice Cream Stop
On the way home we stopped to pick up some ice cream from the best ice cream makers in the nation: Paradis.
What better way to get the tree home but in the cargo box of our Long John.
Long John Christmas Family
At last we roll up to one of the bike sheds for one last corny photo before getting the tree up into the flat for prompt decoration.


Groover said...

This is pretty cool. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the tree in it's full glory in your lounge room next.

Great bike, too. Never seen anything like this before.

P.S. Just found your blog thanks to Cyclistrick. I have bookmarked it now and will be back.

Anonymous said...

Have a nice winter festivity! Great shots, by the way :)

Anonymous said...

absolutely picture perfect, good stuff(ing) :)

my hyggelig said...


Anonymous said...

i love it!

spiderleggreen said...

I love that top pic. Collar up, gives is it a hip look. So much going on there.

It appears the Europeans know how to do Christmas. Most people here, in America, do plastic trees.

Adrienne Johnson said...

I know no one with a plastic tree. San Francisco is in America if I am correct:)

W.V. 'litie'

-Hey! That tree is plastic isn't it?
-Litie gets past you, does it.

spiderleggreen said...

Some people might suggest that San Francisco isn't in America. You won't get the argument from me, but I work in the suburbs.

village mama said...

What fun! Happy Holidays :-)

chococat78 said...

These pictures are too cute!

Kristin Tieche said...

That first pic is totally awesome! Happy Holidays to you and yours, Mikael!

Adrienne Johnson said...

@Mikael-I would like to know if it is a Danish tradition to take one's Christmas Tree to the beach and where that tradition may come from? :)

@Spiderlegs- SF is most certainly in America. Maybe a slightly different, more likely to cross dress America... :)

Colville-Andersen said...

thanks everyone.
adrienne: taking the tree to the beach? Never heard of it...