Spunk?! Well, it doesn't mean vacuum cleaner…

Today's post will make you think I have a childish sense of humour (if you're British), or that I have an indepth knowledge of Danish sweets (rest of the world).  Here goes!  Have you seen Danish spunk?It comes in small, cellophane wrapped packets.  Available as wine gums or [blech!] salty liquorice flavour.  You will remember… Continue reading Spunk?! Well, it doesn't mean vacuum cleaner…

Living life dangerously! Danish hop on, hop off elevators…

Before we get started, I just realised that - hey - my very first post - "Mind your language!" - here on this particular blog also featured an elevator.  The one at "Hovedbanegården" (Copenhagen Central Station) with the sign that says "I fart"...  Yep, always a cheap laugh and never gets old! 😉 But today I… Continue reading Living life dangerously! Danish hop on, hop off elevators…

What a (Copenhagen) Mess!

No posts from me last week, as my family from Scotland were visiting.  And they seemed to have brought our typical (fickle!) Scottish weather with them in their suitcases... Yep, the start of the week was bright but chilly.  Then it warmed up and we had a few glorious days of heat and sunshine. Then,… Continue reading What a (Copenhagen) Mess!

You know you're in Denmark when… (Postmen)

You know you're in Denmark when...Have you met our Danish posties?  Always on a special cargo bike or moped.  Dressed in red like Dannebrog (the Danish flag).  And, more often than not, sporting shorts.Whether they're stopped in a quiet suburban backstreet or, like here, right in the very centre of Copenhagen, it always surprises me… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (Postmen)

You know you're in Denmark when… (Here comes the Summer!)

You know you're in Denmark when...In the words of the iconic Undertones, "Here comes the summer!"  In fact, Danish summer officially kicked off yesterday, Sunday 1 June.  (Spring starts 1 March, summer 1 June, autumn 1 September and winter 1 December.)How I love late spring/early summer!  My absolute favourite time of year, when Denmark shows… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (Here comes the Summer!)

Tea and hot rolls Thursday = Big Prayer Day Friday

With the excitement of Eurovision behind us, my kids are now eagerly counting down to the strangest day on the Danish religious calendar.  Okay - let's be honest - they're really just counting down to yet another day off school! 😉  On Friday they'll be able to have a lie in because it's Stor Bededag.  ’Big Prayer Day’!  Yep, those crazy… Continue reading Tea and hot rolls Thursday = Big Prayer Day Friday

Eurovision is here! And I was there! #JoinUs

If you saw Tuesday's post, you'll know that I was gearing up to watch the first Semi-Final of Eurovision live in Copenhagen.  Oh, what a night!We sailed from the harbour, Nyhavn......by specially chartered canal boats over to Refshaleøen. Everybody on the boat was in high spirits and enjoyed the views of, amongst other things, the Royal Yacht… Continue reading Eurovision is here! And I was there! #JoinUs

Eurovision is here! #JoinUs?

Good evening morning, Europe!  As you may remember from Eurovision is coming!#JoinUs? waaaay back in November, Copenhagen is the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.  And, yep, it's finally here and the madness has started!  I have my tickets and a few flags at the ready... :)The centre of Copenhagen has been turned into "Eurovision… Continue reading Eurovision is here! #JoinUs?

Lakrids. The Danish Root (of all evil).

DDH (Dear Danish husband) and I were out on the town on Friday night to see the (excellent) WhoMadeWho at (the best concert venue in the whole world) Vega. WhoMadeWho not ringing any bells?  See WhoMadeWho - Who? Here we go again!Anyways, DDH and I managed to fit in a quick dinner before the concert at Madsvinet… Continue reading Lakrids. The Danish Root (of all evil).

World Half Marathon Copenhagen…Klar, parat, start!

***  Get the free, official IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Copenhagen 2014app (itunes and android)for the latest information about the race, traffic info, results, etc  ***Klar, parat, start?  I've just been to pick up hubby's starting number.  He -- and 29,999 other runners -- are taking part in the World Half Marathon Championshipstaking place in Copenhagen tomorrow afternoon.  And… Continue reading World Half Marathon Copenhagen…Klar, parat, start!

Time to call 1813, the Emergency Helpline!

Yesterday afternoon at 5.15pm my DD11 (dear daughter, aged 11) did a spectacular stunt when getting out of the car.  Fell backwards, lost her shoe, managed to upright herself - whilst simultaneously jamming her thumb in the car door.  At full force.  Yep, the poor wee lamb got a fright (not to mention gave her… Continue reading Time to call 1813, the Emergency Helpline!

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 17 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Just like last year, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!17 DECEMBEROkay, this is going to be a… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 17 December

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 16 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Just like last year, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!16 DECEMBERThe weather in Copenhagen is incredibly mild this… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 16 December

God sommer!

My kids had their last day of school today which - selvfølgelig - means that this is also my last blogpost until the start of the new term in mid-August...Summer is here in Copenhagen!  More and more koldskål!  (Don't know what that is?  Read http://blogs.denmark.dk/diane/2013/04/17/forarskriller/) Take a trip to the beach...Baywatch, go home! ;)Don't forget your… Continue reading God sommer!