This is not going to be a particularly touristic or scenic post, or even of much interest to anyone but ourselves probably, but it documents a major development in our Danish life: finally getting lights installed in our flat. It sounds pretty minor, but it's really one of the most exciting things to have happened … Continue reading Vi har endelig lamper!
Category: Mundane details about our new life
After a very lovely late burst of summer in September, October really decided to change things up. One day the max daily temperature just fell ten degrees overnight, from 22ºC to 12ºC, and all of a sudden it was autumn. The good news is that Copenhagen is very, very beautiful when all the leaves are … Continue reading Efterår
En dejlig tur gennem byen og kanalerne
It's been a pretty busy round our place these last few weeks, mainly because we were both desperately trying to pass our Module 2 Danish language test. Thankfully we're through that hurdle, although the reward for our triumph is just to be thrown straight into the next module. Module 3 apparently represents a real step up in … Continue reading En dejlig tur gennem byen og kanalerne
Tilbage i aktion
After what feels like months, but turns out was only three weeks, I finally remembered I'm supposed to be updating this thing. I'd like to pretend my absence was due to our very exciting expat life, but in reality I just keep getting more and more spurious injuries that have led to some very boring and inactive … Continue reading Tilbage i aktion
Når solen skinner
I've mysteriously busted my ankle sometime in the last few weeks, so I've been stuck in the house more than I'd like lately. On the plus side, there is no better time to be on forced bed-rest than when the Olympics are on. I'm doing some high level multitasking right now - writing this post while … Continue reading Når solen skinner
Nogle kulturelle arrangementer
The last few weeks have brought with them a few interesting seasonal events. June 23, the night before midsummer, is celebrated here as Sankt Hans Aften (St John's Eve). It falls around the solstice, so it's a good excuse to be out celebrating while the days are longest, ahead of the slow descent back into winter darkness. Usually … Continue reading Nogle kulturelle arrangementer
Tilbage i Danmark
Now that we are back in Copenhagen, it's time to start properly enjoying our first Danish summer. I can't express how much I love the long days, if only because it lets us gloss over the fact we still have no electric light in half our rooms. At the moment there is still sun on the horizon up … Continue reading Tilbage i Danmark
While we were back home we celebrated Ant's Mum's birthday in the tropical climes of Hamilton Island. Before resuming our usual Nordic programming I have about one hundred photos of cockatoos to share. Our first day was stellar weather, and the island is ridiculously scenic and tropical. The massive high rise hotel on the beach is … Continue reading Hammo
I wonder at what point I am going to adjust to pouring yoghurt from a milk container... and to it being orange flavoured. Anna - you better believe we'll have some of this milky-clear abomination awaiting you upon arrival.
Denmark's casual attitude to the public use of English curse words makes me so fucking happy.