And family! Jane’s twin sister and brother-in-law helped us immensely during the seven years we lived in Greenland. Everything is expensive in Greenland, and it’s just not possible to get some things. Toilet roll, for example, can run out. So during the year, Lise would buy stuff for us in Denmark. Sander would pack it – expertly I might add, and then, when Jane visited, they would drive it to the docks to be shipped north.
Lise and Sander made life that much easier with the supplies they sent once a year. We weren’t the only ones getting stuff shipped to Greenland, and often joined others to share the shipping costs of things like a year’s worth of frozen vegetables.
It sounds crazy, but a good chest freezer is essential in the Arctic if you want a varied diet! It’s also far cheaper to ship a year’s worth of stuff than it is to buy groceries in the store.
Our stuff came on the same ship anyway, so it all worked out in the end!