09 June 2016

Glimpses from summer

Ah, the weather has been wonderful the last couple of weeks. I've been able to produce a tan and I've enjoyed every second of the sunny evenings. I've said it before but summer in Denmark can be pure magic.
One day, I made pancakes for breakfast. I had begun a new book, a huge epic about New York, and I was spending a few days just reading. So pancakes went along perfectly with that.
A rainy morning I went to Nørrebro to do some stuff and I had morning coffee at this beautiful spot. It was full of young beautiful men who built some things inside. Not too bad.
More reading.
Chris has been living on my sofa for the last two weeks and some mornings we start the day at nearby Vesterbro cafés. Prolog in Kødbyen is definitely a favourite!
Someday I want to live in Christianshavn. Oh it must be wonderful having the water outside your window.
At the end of May, my aunt from Israel came to Denmark for a brief visit. I took the day off and showed her around Copenhagen. We went up the tower of Christiansborg to take it all in, and afterwards we took the harbour bus to Papirøen for a lunch by the harbour front. It was splendid all together.
For the last week, it's been 25 degrees. I've spent the mornings on the roof soaking up the sun and working on the tan.
Also, I bought a new bike!
On Tuesday, I spent the afternoon with the lovely Anna. We had ice coffee by the canals and walked around inner city. The roof of Illum is open and the view is decent. Also, it was so great spending time with Anna - I can't believe it's already been 4,5 years since we were roomies in Nørrebro!

28 May 2016

A taste of summer

Suddenly, there was a week of summer. Oh, the magic!
The summer week started with me being sick with a fever. When I came back to life, I met Chris for an evening stroll. We went to Kødbyen and ate delicious tacos from Hija de Sànchez.
The next morning I met with AnCa in her new part of town for a brunch out in the street. I was headed for work afterwards, but we squeezed in a walk around inner city before I was off.
On Tuesday night, it was my turn to host our monthly food club and we took it up on the roof. That's when a rooftop terrace comes in handy. We stayed up there until the light had vanished and it was such a beautiful night.
A few days later, I found myself being filmed. For what I will unveil later, but it was definitely a new experience, both humbling and very fun.
We went out to a little container town north of Nordhavn, a place I'd never been to before. That's always interesting.
Later, we headed to Christianshavn to photograph the golden hour in one of the prettiest places in town.
And then we finished off at Papirøen where I fell even more in love with this city. I'm so happy I decided to come back two years ago!

27 May 2016

B A T H

My mom and I gave each other a trip to Bath last Christmas. We had been looking forward to a few days just her and me, and we had so much fun.
Bath is on the world heritage list and everything is so neat and adorable. It's like walking around in a Jane Austen movie. As my mom is also something of a tea addict and loves everything British, taking her to Bath was just right. We stayed in a bed&breakfast in a historic townhouse, we had coffee and tea all the time, spent hours in several bookstores (I brought 7 books home...), talked and laughed and ate good food.
The Circus is the most elaborate square. Completely round and beautiful.
My mom doesn't drink coffee and I don't drink tea. Luckily, we lived right next to this café, so I went there several times a day for a cup of wonders.
This Pulteney Bridge is lined with small shops and café overlooking the Avon. Again, Bath is on the world heritage list...
We spent a day at Dyrham Park, an old estate from the 17th century. It wasn't as beautiful and elaborate as Tyntesfield last year, but it was good to walk around and also see some of the countryside on the drive there. I love this photo of my mom. She only wears colours (as opposed to my black uniform), and she looks happy and giggly here with what I can imagine is her 6th or 7th cup of tea that day.
A Dyrham selfie.