New place in town: REFBORG

The old Billund Kro has recently been remodeled and is now called REFBORG. The new design is tastefully done, adding rustic and contemporary elements. It feels fresh and cozy at the same time.

One day after a Connect Billund meeting, I popped in with my colleagues to see what the new place looked like. (I’ve since been back for a couple of meals) On one side of the hotel is a shop, or ‘butik’ in Danish. This butik carries wonderful gift items like food and home accents. The choices are beautiful, and many of the foods are specialty items not found in our local markets.

We enjoyed a nice coffee break and were given samples of some of the shop’s treats.

If you’re in town, definitely pop in and do some shopping. There are great gifts for hosts and hostesses. I’ve done a little shopping there myself.

The restaurant, or spiseri, has also been remodeled, and is a lovely place for a cozy lunch with a friend or a nice dinner out. I’ve had a lovely cheese plate for lunch with a new friend. The cheese plate was beautifully done. Dinner with friends was cozy and service was friendly and helpful. We drank lots of their bubbly and enjoyed a nice dinner together. The atmosphere helps make the night with friends feel more special.

Eating out in Denmark is not inexpensive, so having a place with beautiful decor and nice food makes it feel more worthwhile when heading out to eat. I’m happy we have an aesthetically pleasing place in Billund.  I wish them well and am excited for what they have accomplished.

Whales and Bugs

We woke to a sunny morning today! (yay!) After taking J to work the boys and I returned home for a bit of cozy time to relax after a big and busy day at LEGOLAND yesterday.

We got out the “Build the Bones Whale” book by USBORNE Books that Kelli Sablow sent us to try. Just before we left Texas to head to Denmark Kelli sponsored us by shipping us two books for our 7 & 4 year olds to try out. This morning, we finally had some down time to break out the “Build the Bones Whale” book.

This large book is full of facts on 7 types of whales and includes a kit to build a 3-D model. The kids only needed a little help. They would have punched out all of the pieces first- its much easier to follow the directions and punch out one or two pieces of the model at a time. Both boys were able to remove the model forms from the pages. Some kids may need some assistance depending on age or ability.

It was simple to follow along, the kids only needed some guidance from time to time to be sure the slid the pieces all the way together.  The whale facts will be fun for years to come. These books are always helpful for homework other school projects. We love animal and environment books in our house. The kids are always curious about different creatures, where and how they live – especially BUGS!

E has been enjoying “Bugs”, another USBORNE Book sent by Kelli. We’ve had a lot of bug books but this one still offered things we had not yet come across. E’s favorites included the Ant Lion and the Venus Fly Trap… a plant but I suppose added since it eats bugs. E remembered us trying to keep a Venus Fly Trap alive. He said “Remember mommy? We got it at the space aquarium”. Haha! It was the Chabot Space Museum and Planetarium in Oakland, CA. Cute.

Thank you Kelli for the two sponsored books! We really appreciate it and hope folks will visit your site HERE.

You can do online parties or if you are in the Northern Colorado area talk to her about book fairs, parties, fund raisers and more. No matter where you live, you can shop her books. Be sure to check out the various themed books with tracks/roads in them!