Each summer, we have lots of classical chamber music festivals, and one of them takes place each August in Kerteminde on the island of Funen. The renowned ensemble Trio Con Brio is in charge of it, and with the excellent musicians and other artists take part in the four-day-long event. Due to restrictions, not many could participate, and we stood on […]
Helnaes is a well-kept pearl of nature connected to Funen, Denmark, with cohesiveness among the inhabitants.
Exploring our countryside has a healing effect
This week SAS, our Scandinavian Airlines had a scandalous reception on a commercial video. They claimed that nothing special originates from Scandinavia. I disagree, Linné is irreplaceable.
While my husband and I are on a trip to San Fransico, Portland and Seattle, I would like like to share some Danish sightseeing. Norwegians make fun of us for having such a flat country. They are not right in that as we have several places with heights and hills. In return, we make fun of them for being […]
The Verdun Memorial Bench at Kew Gardens It could be so that many Kew Garden visitors choose to take a rest at this memorial bench without realising the meaning of it. Hope and Remembrance It immediately caught my eye as something extraordinary, and a carved inscription beneath the seat tells the story that the wood comes from an acorn found […]
The older I get, the more I treasure the spring. In Denmark, we long for the sight of the fresh green beech leaves. My mother always said that the beech got its leaves on May 7. Last week we had some hot days, and today I found these leaves on my running exercise. The colour is unique and will […]
Sometimes I go to “Daily Prompts” for inspiration. The word “Fragrance” puts me back to my childhood. My parents bought a modest small wooden summer-house with the hope of being able to build a proper house later. I can’t remember the sight of the sweet peas from my early childhood there but I remember the smell. They must have been […]
A new app called “Vild Mad” is made by a Noma chef helping children to be able to collect things to be used for eating as spices or more integrated in dishes. Adults could learn a lot too. I know a bit and collect wild berries when I can find them or as for this post I would like […]
A few winters ago my roses nearly died. Many did die but my husband took good care of the few surviving ones and now they have recovered. Together with the white jasmine bushes they give me much joy. My “New Dawn” roses “Astrid Lindgren” roses, Jasmine bushes I am also grateful to be able to have a house and […]