24 February 2016

The last two weeks

Seriously, time flies. I forget all about posting things here, and I applaud you guys that still check in every day. The last two weeks have been strange and good and both normal and out of the ordinary. My father's wife's mother died 16 days ago and I have been thinking a lot about that. About her and what she meant to me, what it meant that her story ended the way it did and how I feel about the people around me. I am not used to losing people, in fact I've been very lucky in that regard, so losing someone has meant a lot of thinking and feeling. But apart from that I'm enjoying life. The light, my work and doing something meaningful. It feels good.
One day a few weeks ago, I walked to work. It was one of those days in February where you feel convinced that spring is right around the corner, and I immersed myself in that illusion as I swallowed the sunlight.
Later that week, I went to a halloween party with my old party partner, AnCa. We must be getting old because despite numerous drinks we didn't really get drunk and we went home so early. We did have a kebab and took silly mirror selfies so some things never change, I guess. By the way, she was princess Leia and I was someone with flowers in her hair.
A Sunday, I met up with Jonas. We had coffee and took a walk around the lakes and talked about our feelings like we always do when we're together.
And then we went to Fune for the funeral. It was such a sad occasion but we managed to make it a really wonderful weekend. I loved seeing her house for the first time, and it felt as though she had just gone out to do groceries. Her spirit was there. Throughout the day, a hawk stood by the house on the field across the road. They never do that. So we were sure it was Helle watching over us, making sure everything was done right.
There was a wonderful little sofa in a hallway and Sølve sat there most of the afternoon.
The view was beautiful.
Back in Copenhagen, I watched 'The Danish Girl' where this street, Snaregade, made a quick appearance. The movie was very glossy, I think, but it was fun seeing Copenhagen on film. Except for when they had filmed Vejle in Norway. We don't have mountains in Denmark, mind you...
One day, the sunset was particularly beautiful from the office window.
On Friday, I had Tine over for breakfast before work. It was a great way to start off the day and we're doing it again this Friday.
On Sunday, I had morning coffee with Jonas before catching 'Brooklyn' in the cinema with Kristiane. I've seen 8 films in the cinema in 8 weeks this year...
This photo, I took today after having been out doing an interview. I absolutely love this facade, it looks like it belongs in another time.

06 February 2016


It's Saturday and the first one in a few weeks where I don't have a deadline hanging over my head. I had coffee with Kathrine and walked around Vesterbro. It's one of those days where there's rain in the air and the sky is grey and threatening. Yesterday, I had some bad news and it's putting a damper on everything. Life is strange sometimes.

04 February 2016


Yesterday it came back. The light. There's something magical about that first sign that winter is disappearing. The sky was beautiful and the sun didn't go down until around 17.30. I have missed the light. I always forget how much it matters, and I can't wait until summer's sunny nights!
When I lived in Nørrebro, I used to walk up Fiolstræde every day on my way to work. Now that I live in Vesterbro, I get to work from Rådhuspladsen. So when I went up Fiolstræde the other day, it felt so familiar.
I've been working like a maniac the last ten days. Last week, I did interviews all day and wrote an article each night. It was insane. Sunday morning, I made coffee and hung out in the sofa for an hour or two before starting work. The light made a beautiful way across the wall and I felt so at home in this apartment.
My street is so classic Copenhagen.
Yesterday, on my way to work, the light played across the coloured houses on Vesterbrogade. The sky didn't know whether to rain or shine, but luckily shine won.
That way, we got to enjoy the beautiful sundown over Inner City's rooftops from the office.