Aqua – Silkeborg’s Aquarium and Wildlife Park

It’s summer here in Denmark, although someone forgot to tell the weather today. During a few weeks in the summer, as with many other European countries, many of Denmark’s businesses close their doors for a few weeks. This is usually vacation, or holiday time, for many of Denmark’s families. Even… Continue reading »

Green Planet – The Danish approach to environmentalism

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, recently announced that he plans to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement, a global agreement between nations to reduce carbon emissions in an attempt to combat climate change. According to Wikipedia: The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement… Continue reading »

Residency, CPR Numbers, Tax (Skat) & Bank Accounts

We’ve now been in Denmark about a month, and in our new apartment for about 3 weeks and things are settling down nicely – we have sorted our internet and TV packages (high priority) and all the furniture is in and erected and everything is unpacked. We couldn’t be happier… Continue reading »

Hygge – The Danish art of living cosily

Hygge

What is Hygge? As Visit Denmark says, when describing Hygge on their website; “Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word hygge (sounds a bit like “hooga”) roughly translates to coziness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it.” So, what is Hygge? It isn’t so much a ‘thing’… Continue reading »

The UK Referendum, Denmark & Me…

The Referendum

Today (24th June 2016) the results of the UK voting in an historic referendum were announced. The UK public was asked a strikingly simple question: Should the UK remain a member of the European Union. The decision, however, was something that in reality was far from simple.   The debate… Continue reading »