Having retired it’s time to make up for lost time so there are famous books needing to be read. One of them is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Yesterday I finished reading the book. In the beginning I struggled a bit getting used to the way the two children spoke in their dialect. Then it helped me to […]
The last two months I have been busy occupied restoring older posts. By accident I had deleted a lot of photos and it has taken me that long to find the photos again. Trying to improve the posts have helped me not to regret too much what had happened to nearly 200 posts. During this time I have had the […]
I have updated this post originally published December 30, 2014 We didn’t have television until the beginning of the sixties. One day my parents and my twin brother and I were watching something. Suddenly Montgomery is seen in his open car coming slowly through a street in Copenhagen with four British soldiers on motorbikes at each side of the […]
Link to original article from B.B.C. on Why Finnish babies sleep in a cardboard box? For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland make one of the world’s lowest […]
Today we have a live radio program on Christmas music from 12 countries in Europe. The transmission is done by the E.B.U. I am at the last hour listening as I write this. I was driving home after having driven my husband to his work I heard the transmission from Dresden Frauen Kirche. The famous church that was destroyed with a lot of […]
The Finnish composer Sibelius 1865 – 1957, has been celebrated all year culminating yesterday at his birthday. Never before have I heard so much of his music in one day. All day via my Danish Radio and in the evening live transmission from the town Hämeenlinna he was born not far from Helsinki. All over Finland flags were raised for his sake […]
250 million year old salt from the underground of Mariager is handmade. The brine is poured into an iron pan warmed up un open fire. As the water evaporate salt crystals are coming forth filled with minerals.
The Christmas seal was a Danish invention. In 1903 postmaster Einar Holboell expressed the idea that all packages could be supplied with Christmas seals, and the profit dedicated to giving sick children renewed hope. The world´s first Christmas seal was published on December 13th, 1904- the motif was a portrait of Queen Louise
"Here lived" in respons to and old Talmud saying " A person is only forgotten if he is NOT mentioned" the German artist Gunther Demnig strives to make a stumbling stone in the side walk of as many Nazi victims as possible at their last home.
For my story about my relation to the huge Swedish furniture concern I wanted to find a special picture from an IKEA catalog from 1969. On the front page was a picture of a ship’s couch. The wooden shelves underneath the mattress was painted in a bright red shiny color and the mattress was covered with navy blue thick cotton material. […]