My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 14 December (Et barn er født)

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!14 DECEMBERToday is Sunday, the third in Advent, so this morning… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 14 December (Et barn er født)

Halloween! And the Marsh Woman is brewing…

Woop, woop!  It's Friday and - for the kids and the young at heart - also Halloween!  The weather in Copenhagen is perfect for a spooky night: our clocks went back on Sunday so it's twilight by 5pm, there's a real chill in the air and it's not really raining but just damp. Yesterday morning… Continue reading Halloween! And the Marsh Woman is brewing…

Granny, your Mum's Mum and your uncle Bob!

Hello, hello  - yes, I'm still here!  I haven't been away on holiday, honest.  I've actually been unable to post since the end of last week (the Denmark website was moved to a new server and some gremlins apparently went along for the ride).  But, hey ho, the editors here tell me that we're all good, so… Continue reading Granny, your Mum's Mum and your uncle Bob!

Read all about it! No more tomato, tomahto…

Several moons back, I told you that I have a tiny niggle about Danish libraries.  Now, to be honest, it was really only an incy wincy niggle - because, oh my word, how I love our Danish libraries!  You see, I thought it was reallyconfusing to have English language books split up into two different sections… Continue reading Read all about it! No more tomato, tomahto…

That smell? Must be the priest…

A word of warning about today's post: genteel ladies should stop reading now.  Or at least go and fetch their smelling salts...'Tis currently the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness here in Denmark.  Misty - well, very damp and dewey - in the mornings, so remember to keep a cloth handy for wiping down your… Continue reading That smell? Must be the priest…

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!

You know you're in Denmark when… (Slut!)

You know you're in Denmark when your daughter finishes off every single story she writes with the word..."Slut"!Before you go calling in the child psychologists, you should know that "slut" is Danish for "The End".  And in Denmark you'll see the word emblazoned on everything from power-point presentations to TV screens... Have a terrific Tuesday!  The End!Diane ;)PS:  A reader… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (Slut!)

Danish Libraries (Part Three) – You say tomato, I say tomahto…

[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] It's no secret that I think Danish libraries are fab.  I mean, really, what's not to love about our local library where children are allowed - nay, encouraged - to crawl along on top… Continue reading Danish Libraries (Part Three) – You say tomato, I say tomahto…