On Friday my DS14 (Dear Son, aged 14) went to a birthday party/sleepover at a classmate's house. All the boys from his class - that would be twelve of them - were invited, as is the general rule here for birthdays. You invite the entire class (boys plus girls). Or all the boys. Or all… Continue reading X marks the spot!
We interrupt – again, again, again – the series on Danish Wedding traditionsto bring you another public service announcement!This coming Saturday - 15 June – is Valdemarsdag. And what is that, I hear you ask? Well, on 15 June 1219 Valdemar the Second of Denmark was fighting a crusade in Estonia. His army were losing the battle and prayed… Continue reading Public Service Announcement! Valdemarsdag! Denmark's Biggest Party for Old People!
[This post is also published over at http://www.blogs.denmark.dk - the official website of Denmark run by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs] My friend and I were down at the beach for our daily skinny dip on Monday morning and spied this, right in the middle of the pavement. A dog poo. With a Danish… Continue reading Join the protest…stick a Danish flag in it!
It's Wednesday - which means that I write about those crazy (but lovable) Danes! 😀 The post is about Danish Liberation Day. And Star Wars. And you can read it over at my blog desk at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs... http://blogs.denmark.dk/diane/2011/05/04/may-fourth/ Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂
I love those crazy Danes. I love the contrasts. Super liberal. Super traditional. One of the top news stories yesterday was the proposed legislation to allow homosexual couples to adopt. The majority of Danes are behind the idea. The Danish Government is against the proposal but yesterday announced that - when it goes to the final vote - they will… Continue reading Those Crazy Danes – Part 5 (Flying the Flag)