OOTDS (outfit of the day) and swimming in ice 17 February 2021

Happy Wednesday! Recent outfits (Dressing Your Truth type 1/4) and some fun seaswim photos...the sea in Copenhagen froze over this week, quite a rare occurence! Fresh mint! Winter white and pearls! Lilac and polka dots! Hearts for Valentine's Day! In skinnydipping-seaswimming news, the sea temp is still minus -1c/30f, air temperature/windchill has been minus -8c/17f.… Continue reading OOTDS (outfit of the day) and swimming in ice 17 February 2021

VIDEO Most popular Danish baby names, 2020 Winter Exercise challenge and my shiny sink ritual!

Let's chat across the kitchen table! The most popular Danish baby names, a new winter exercise challenge for 2020 and my shiny sink ritual - my teatowels and handtowels (where I get them, how I use them)! Grab a load of laundry to fold or clear out an office drawer and let's chat! https://youtu.be/SCCfgPxH4W4 If… Continue reading VIDEO Most popular Danish baby names, 2020 Winter Exercise challenge and my shiny sink ritual!

OOTDS, SEA SWIMS AND A QUICK TRIP TO SWEDEN

Happy Sunday! Schools were closed this week for the autumn break so it's been rather quiet in these parts. Had some lovely sea swims with my Besties (start of the week was mild and sunny, by midweek it was blowing a gale and we needed our fluffy socks) and the sea temperature is now 10c/50f.… Continue reading OOTDS, SEA SWIMS AND A QUICK TRIP TO SWEDEN

I heart Danish comfort food! (Part twelve – Burning Love – Brændende Kærlighed)

Dear ReadersThere's no turning back! Despite a good fight by the Indian Summer the last couple of weeks, autumn is well and truly here. I'm now wearing my gloves on my morning bike rides because it is so darn ch-ch-chilly! But, hey ho, I'm a seasoned winterbather so I've learned to just suck it up… Continue reading I heart Danish comfort food! (Part twelve – Burning Love – Brændende
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My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 24 December (The Big Day)

Welcome to the final instalment of My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!24 DECEMBERThe Big Day is finally here! Let's start with our lunch, which was fairly light - sild (marinated herring) and æggesalat (egg mayo)... and varmt leverpostej med bacon og champignon (hot liver pâté with bacon and mushrooms).  Washed down with julebryg! After lunch we went to… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 24 December (The Big Day)

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 12 December (Handball and Winterbathing)

Welcome to my 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!12 DECEMBERJust when the Danes are in the middle… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 12 December (Handball and
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So you're Scottish?

Unless you've been hiding underneath a(n exceedingly) large rock for the last week, you won't have escaped the worldwide media coverage of the Scottish referendum on Independence.  And if you're a regular reader, it won't have escaped your notice that I'm from Scotland :)"Oh, you're Scottish?!", exclaim the Danes.  Before launching into, "I studied there!/We've… Continue reading So you're Scottish?

Spring, sand, sea and sun!

What a difference a month makes... Spring officially started here in Denmark on Saturday (1 March) and, though we've still got the odd night of frost, the erantis (Week Seven. Sea or sun?) are out in full force and things are definitely beginning to look up!  To give you an example...  Here's a photo I took… Continue reading Spring, sand, sea and sun!

Come on in…the (iced) water is lovely!

A quick check-in from the beach, where I’ve just been down for my morning swim! Now, as you can probably see from all the white in the above picture, the snow is still with us here in Copenhagen. The roads are pretty bad today. And the pavements aren’t so easy to navigate either… In some… Continue reading Come on in…the (iced) water is lovely!

Winter is (finally) here!

I don't know what we've done to appease the Danish Weather Gods this year but - holy mackerel, Batman - we' ve had the mildest winter since I arrived in Denmark 16 years ago! Normally we have the first snowflakes in November.   Hats, coats, gloves and thermal undwear are de rigueur through December, January and February.  And, come March,… Continue reading Winter is (finally) here!

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 24 December!

Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!24 DECEMBERWoop, woop – it’s here!  24 December and we are ready to say “God Jul!”I started off the day – as I do most mornings – with a skinny dip in the Danish North Sea.   The weather was been extremely mild this December, with an average air temperature of… Continue reading My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar – 24 December!

You know you're in Denmark when… (No such thing as bad weather…)

 You know you're in Denmark when...The Danes just love the saying, "Der findes intet der hedder dårligt vejr, kun dårligt påklædning!"  ("There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!" - Alfred Wainright)  And we have more than our fair share of the wet stuff around these parts...  So a couple of weeks back, at the… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (No such thing as bad weather…)