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The IKEA Museum in Sweden

This post is #4 in a series on places in Sweden. My husband and I took a car ride in Sweden and drove 2000 km in two weeks in May. #1 The House of Emigrants, #2 Two Old Town Centers in Sweden, #3 Huskvarna Factory Museum in Sweden. We took a long detour in the south of Sweden to see […]

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Friendship through Airbnb

 E.M. in Triathlon in Herning Denmark/ a half “Iron Man” was held in our home town Herning this weekend. My husband and I had the privilege to have been hosts for Robert Bacon a top athlete from Scotland. Robert booked us via the Airbnb app*. *The international firm Airbnb has a homepage you can download as an app on your […]

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Two Old Town Centers in Sweden

#2 in a series on a tour in Sweden in May 2017 In Sweden many houses are still wooden and are seen everywhere in the landscape. Houses in different colors often with white framing. The gardens have lawns and a few bushes or trees. In Denmark we have a tradition of hiding our brick houses behind hedges. In the 1960s many […]

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The House of Emigrants

#1 post on a series on Sweden   This post is part of a series on a two-week long journey to Sweden in May 2017. My husband and I started in Gothenburg the fourth largest city in Sweden. I attended the world’s largest Half Marathon for the 12th time. We wanted to visit our son and family 800 km away […]

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The Battle of Jutland

Sea War Museum in Denmark War memorial outside the museum for the lost marines Last year a new museum opened at the west coast of Denmark to make a memorial park for the 9000 British and German navy personal who perished on the last day of May 1916. The thunder from the canons were heard at the coast where the […]

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The Great Day of Prayer

In Denmark we have many Bank Holidays in the spring. Not many people are actively Christians but they would be reluctant to see these holidays cancelled. One of these special days is this so-called “Great Day of Prayer” this Friday 30 days after Easter. The day before on Thursday evening we have a tradition is that you get warm fresh […]

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Celebration of Liberty

4 May 1945 at 8.35 p.m. was the moment where the message from the Free London Press was read aloud in the Danish radios. Those who lived and heard it will never forget and we who were born in the years afterwards still become very moved when listening to that speaker’s voice. He was suddenly interrupted as the message from […]

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Coursera on String Quartets

I have just completed a 7 week free music course on “The World of String Quartets” at the online course “Coursera”. Only when I began to take notes did I pass the questions from each week’s program. Coursera offers courses from many different universities in all subjects. This one was for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in U.S.A. […]

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