So what do you do to survive this darkness for the next 5 months? Here is my survival kit:
A long and exciting book can pull you out of this dark winter world. Nerd Girl recommends these books for winter reading:
Harry Potter (can always do with a second reading, especially after the film versions have screwed up your memory of the real plot.)
Winter movies should also offer an escape into happier, prettier and shinier lifestyles with totally superficial problems and always (!) happy endings. So forget Scandinavian social realism with handheld cameras and only depressing shades of grey.
Nerd Girl tends to go for old Danish films – set in the 1950s with lots of romance and cute dresses. But here are some good international films I turn to:
Amelie of Montmartre :
And then the food...
When its dark outside and the rain or snow pouring down you need something really sweet. Something like appelcake - Danish appelcake. The world's easiest and best winter dessert: Appel mash, almond macaroons crushed and whiped creme - in layers.