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Johannes Larsen, the Danish Bird Painter

Johannes Larsen (born 1867- 1961) was a Danish painter specialising in painting birds. He was born and died in the small coastal town of Kerteminde on the island of Funen. Recently, my husband and I drove two hours to visit this lovely place with a museum and the painter’s home and garden. We have an artist friend, Simon Bang from […]

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Mini Potatoes

My twin brother’s English pen pal came to visit us in the late 1960s. She was on a permanent diet to lose weight but loved sweets and cakes. My father once gave her dinner on a plate with a few tiny potatoes, newly dug up in our garden. He could be hilarious. The sight of little potatoes will forever remind […]

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Our Cathedral in Copenhagen

Waking in Copenhagen, I like to go inside to look where it’s possible to enter freely. Between using children and grandchildren, I take time for long walks. Joining in, I realised that I had not been to the cathedral for many years since I no longer live in Copenhagen. Seeing the colossal marble statue of Christ, I remembered a story […]

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