15 December 2013 : Christmas market
It is soon Christmas. The other day I got a Christmas card, Christmas! I
forgot. Prints the cards that I should have sent abroad, and I cycle past a
mailbox with Sunday emptying. Continuing in the rain to my favourite
café for a cappuccino and a moment of escapism in the book "The worst
journey" of one that was on Scott's South Pole expedition. In reality, I would
of course not have liked to be.
My reality is to take the train to Hjärup to visit the Christmas market
in Jakriborg, a medieval style architecture. From the station, go through the
city gate, and there on the main street and at the square stands the market
stalls. It's a simple christmas figure I'm after. Goes down into a cellar. At
the entrance is a life-size nativity scene. Down below, the usual stalls with
a mixture of brownies, bread, marzipan, jewelry, ... yes what is usually
But first, lunch. Hjärup Bakery & Gastronomy offers goulash soup of wild
boar. Sit down on a couch on the porch of the cafe. Get also spiritual food, a
bunch plays and sings spiritual songs. Outside stands a horse and
carriage. Even the horse gets lunch. Then it set off with mostly children in
the stroller around the place. Scouting fries krabbelurer, a kind of
pancakes. Buy one to try. Not so bad. On the square entertain jester
Arcadia. In a stall in the square I buy a christmas figure of a woman from
Rydebäck. Children are kept entertained with pony rides. On the square
shows dogs tricks. Go for a walk in the basement again. Too many people for
me, it becomes a quick round. Do not feel for buying anything.
Goes out again and looking into the premises along the main street. The
streets are filled up, father christmas is out for a walk. Some roast
marshmallow, one manages to put fire on her. With the coffee I buy a cruller
at Algots bread in Skurup, but without coffee. Conclude with a tour of the
alleys off the main street, a pleasant living environment. Then the train
15 November 2009: Jakriborg
pointy buildings is sticking up out of the Scanian soil in Hjärup
between Lund and Malmö. The houses are built in a medieval style.
Towards the railroad is a wall against the noise from the railway, a
city wall, which is modernly decorated. From the railway station in
Hjärup I go through the gate, and is strolling around in the
streets, mixed high and low houses, open spaces. It looks nice, the eye
like the variations in the buildings and colors. Also the lamps have an
old-fashioned style. A red cat is peering from a windowsill. A magpie
is strolling on the roof. In the center is a square. With shops,
restaurant Valde-Mar, pastry Aningen Godare (Slightly tastier). It's
coffee time so my choise is Aningen Godare. I sit down with a blue cake
and coffee, overlooking the square. I leave the pastry and the square,
returning to the railway station.
Will now use Skånetrafiken new card, Jo-Jo, and the ticket
machine, for the first time. 'Begin', 'Lund', 'Next' this goes fine!
'Bicycle', no, 'Continue', 'Bicycle', no I told you! Damned. Am I
stupid? 'Back', perhaps press 'Continue' here? Try. Yes! 'Adult'
'Standard' I put the Jo-Jo card with a chip and antenna in front of the
reader, I get my ticket.
Welcome to Jakriborg