Regular readers, from my first post here back in September 2010 (which was - selvfølgelig - about farts - "Mind your language!") will know that I am in l-o-v-e with Denmark and those crazy Danes! (I'm Scottish but I felt like I had finally come home when I moved here to Copenhagen in 1998.) I… Continue reading The old Danish post service you know… Just three times more expensive!
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!10 DECEMBERI got an e-mail from my mentor, the Flylady, yesterday… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 10 December (Cards and post)
When we were in Paris last month, my daughter wanted to send a postcard to one of her schoolfriends. She wrote the message and I wrote the address:Danish addresses are always written with name of the street first, followed by the number of the house or building: Lykkevej 38And then sometimes you'll see "1 tv",… Continue reading 1 TV, 2 TV, 3 TV…
When was the last time you wrote a letter? A real one. Perhaps a postcard? Or a greetings card, written with a pen, safely tucked up in an envelope, address finely printed on the front? But then comes the difficult part. Procuring a stamp!Although the number of Danish post offices seems to spiral ever downward (while… Continue reading I sent a letter to my love and on the way I…bought a virtual stamp!
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)