Big Prayer Day? Time for big rolls!

With Easter behind us, we are counting down to the strangest day on the Danish religious calendar. This Friday, 22 April, is Stor Bededag. ’Big Prayer Day’! Those crazy Danes decided back in 1686 that there were just too many religious holidays during the year. So they lumped the minor ones together, four weeks after Easter and –… Continue reading Big Prayer Day? Time for big rolls!

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 19 December (Weird and wonderful)

Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Once again, 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!19 DECEMBERI was in town last week with the… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 19 December (Weird and wonderful)

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 16 December (Jazz and Tivoli)

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Once again, 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 DECEMBERI have a few Christmas 'outing' traditions.  One is… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 16 December (Jazz and Tivoli)

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 8 December (MC Einar and shopping)

Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Once again, 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!8 DECEMBERHow are you doing with your gift shopping?… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 8 December (MC Einar and shopping)

Play Danish Music (To)Day!

Eek!  Where does the time go?  This is the fifth year here on this blog that I'm writing about "Spil Dansk" (Play Danish Music) Day! :)Which keen readers will remember is celebrated on the last Thursday of October...  Want to trawl through my old posts on the subject?  Here they are:2013  HEY, MR DJ, PUT… Continue reading Play Danish Music (To)Day!

We're off to bed, kids! Right here on your tv!

Can't find anything decent to watch at 8pm?  Then you might want to tune in to one of the more bizarre sights on Danish children's tv.  People in bed.  Sleeping. ;)At the top of the screen there's a live ticker, telling you how many hours it'll be before they wake up again.  "Vi vågner om… Continue reading We're off to bed, kids! Right here on your tv!

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?

Donald Duck, a Swede and a blonde walk into a bar…

I've never quite understood the Danish mania for Anders And - Donald Duck.  But my DDH (dear Danish husband), DS14 (dear son, 14) and DD12 (dear daughter, 12) are real nerds and never tire of reading (and re-reading for the umpteenth time...) the comics. I've lost count of the number of Jumbobøger ("Jumbo" books - comics… Continue reading Donald Duck, a Swede and a blonde walk into a bar…

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!

WhoMadeWho. Who? Here we go again!

After two years of (not so) patient waiting, WhoMadeWho finally have a new album out - "Dreams".  Hooray!  Okay, okay, so I admit that after the first couple of listens, I'm not nearly as enthusiastic as I was about their previous albums.  "Dreams" is low key, slow paced and grown-up.  But it's received rave (rave, rave...) reviews… Continue reading WhoMadeWho. Who? Here we go again!

Oh what, wow, he's the greatest dancer! Marvelous!

It's Friday!  Which means I'm in the mood for dancing!  [And 'romancing' - anyone else remember the Nolan Sisters?]And nothing hits the spot like a bit of Marvelous Mosell...  Remember him?  (See Friday Fun - It's Marvelous! Mosell!)  The Danish rapper who mixes his own 'fly' lyrics with classic tunes.  All topped off with crazy videos!   And -… Continue reading Oh what, wow, he's the greatest dancer! Marvelous!

Fischer, Kasparov, Carlsen. And Larsen!

My DDH (dear Danish husband) is an avid reader and book collector.  Though - glory, glory, hallelujah - since the advent of the Kindle, the avalanche of books coming into the house is finally beginning to let up!  But at bedtime his favourite reading matter is...chess books.  Not books about chess.  Books detailing chess games:1. e4 c6 2. Sf3 d5… Continue reading Fischer, Kasparov, Carlsen. And Larsen!

More Danish Drama! Arvingerne…The Legacy!

Okay, can you handle more drama?  Just when you thought those crazy Danes had saturated the tv market with the (fabulous) Scandi crime series Forbrydelsen ("The Killing") and Broen ("The Bridge") - not to mention the highjinks at the Danish Parliament, Borgen ("Borgen") - along comes DR1 (the Danish public service channel) on the first of January and hits us right… Continue reading More Danish Drama! Arvingerne…The Legacy!

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 4 December

Welcome back 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!4 DECEMBERBrag alert!!!  I have all my Christmas… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 4 December