Friday, November 4, 2016

Winter approaches...

Outside the Jeanne D'Arc Living headquarters, leaves are withering and forced to the ground by the strong winds.
Nature is getting ready for winter and each season has something unique and beautiful to it.

Indoors at Jeanne D'Arc Living, everyone is busy and nothing is withering. We're preparing for the up-coming visits of our foreign sales persons, setting up guest rooms in true Jeanne D'Arc style. At the same time, we're making lots of Christmas decoration items, we've come up with the first ideas for nice Easter adornments and the first test items are ready.

The place is humming with activity and new ideas, and it feels more like spring than Winter hibernation.

- Camilla





Friday, September 30, 2016

The beauty has woken up...


I haven’t written about our big house renovation project for a while.
We’ve worked and worked, and project “Sleeping Beauty” is quickly proceeding…

Almost half of the house is already done, we’ve taken lots of photos, and you’ll find our first introduction in the November edition of the magazine.
In December, we’ll be showing you the first room so you can start looking forward to that already.

What a marvelous change to this house….the best thing about it all is that we’re managing to preserve the fairy tale atmosphere and the calmness of the place.
We all love going to the house to work because it’s such a fantastic place…
 
Soon, we’ll start thinking about decorating for Christmas and we’re hoping to be able to make some amazing and fairy tale-like pictures round the house.
 
- Vivian
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Winter supplies


Here in Denmark, we're enjoying a warm September, and although the natural treasures are diminishing along with the length of daylight hours, we can still find plenty of nice things out there.
You still have enough time to collect and store valuable vitamins that you can enjoy later on a cold, windy winter's day.

Recently, when I was enjoying a nice and quiet afternoon, I found both elderberries, rosehip and blackberries to use for juices, marmelades and other tasty things. Apart from that, you can find mushrooms, apples, herbs and other natural treasures. Just be careful and make sure that you know what's edible and what's poisonous.
Nature is full of unused resources so get ready to go hunting.

- Camilla
 


 
 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A heart of stone…

Usually, when I think of the expression ”a heart of stone”, I think of a callous person, but now this term has come to have a completely different meaning to me.

On a cold day with heavy rain, we decided to brave the weather and go down the longest and best-preserved Middle Age road in Denmark which ends by the foot of Kalø Castle.

Considering when this castle was constructed, it’s actually very nicely built, and despite it being rather uneven in many places, it’s a good place to look down.
And that’s exactly what I did on that Sunday. I looked down and saw the most beautiful stone on the ground, like a peaceful and heart-felt greeting from a time in the past when peace probably wasn’t the first thing that’d come to your mind.

Remember to take in what’s around you...look up and down, near and far....and cherish it all.

- Camilla




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Just as expected...

The first summer here at the Jeanne D’Arc Living farm is definitely fulfilling all our expectations.
It’s just as wonderful as we expected it to be.

Absolutely beautiful nature and a quietness that automatically reduces stress.
And summer has added to the amazing atmosphere too.

Everything is blossoming in the marvelous, old garden, and no matter where you sit down, you feel like you’re in a world of your own.
We’ve already moved in and have produced the first articles.

We wish you all a very nice summer!