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Photos taken near my home.

Some news, just not here

It is not much I write here.
But in short: In February, I got the keys to my new apartment. Since then I have moved some of my stuff there; gotten rid of the rest of the stuff, I did not want to move there; and got some new stuff.

First snow

Yesterday, the first snow fell this winter. And not just a few snowflakes.
Today started with more snow, but at this moment, it has already started melting.

First snow

Since I moved …

More than a year has gone, since I decided to sell my house, and for more than half a year, I have lived in a rental apartment.
I sold a nice house. Old but in good shape. In a small town with fine neighbors. Still I have not regretted my decision for one moment. I was really tired of working with an old house and a large garden.
Although I chose my current apartment only because it was quick to get, I have come to like the place. I’m not going to remain here. But for now it is fine.

Moving

I am in the process of moving!

I have lived in the same place for many years, but wanted to – and needed to – move forward.

As everyone who has tried to move probably says it is hard to move.
It does not make it less hard that the house I move from, has been owned by my family since before the Second World War. Now it’s my job to sell it.

Before this month has gone by, I have moved and there is a new owner of the house.

Change of location

As Lev Tolstoy would put it: “Not our location is important, but the direction in which we move”.
This may very well be, but I think that location may be of some importance also.
I live in an old house with a somewhat large garden. I want to move in a direction with less gardening and less house repair. For that to happen, I need to make a change in my location.

Apple Harvest

apples apple

Today’s apple harvest: 8 apples.

Since it is the only edible I grow, and since I do not expect more apples this year, it is probably not something I can live off selling.
It would require way too high price per apple.  😉

Tourist in Denmark?

At the moment it is summer in Denmark. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and everything looks green and fantastic. But when are the best times to visit Denmark?

If you are looking for sun most of the day and maybe to take a dive from the long coastline, then August is the best month to visit Denmark. At times it can be almost unbearably warm, because of the moist heat. But mostly it is just fantastic. July and September can be equally nice – and so can June and October, but they can be a bit cold and a lot rainy too.

Springtime, April and May, and fall, September and October, can be breathtakingly beautiful. But it can also be chilly and rainy.

If you live in one of the really warm places on Earth, you might think of Denmark as a very cold place to visit, even in midsummer. But the sun is far easier to find than snow. It can snow anytime between November and April, but normally we do not see snow until late December or early January – and it is often gone by March. Some winters we get almost no snow at all.

It can be dark in November and January. But all the Christmas lights throughout December scare the darkness away for a while.

What about the Danes? Well, most of us are actually quite nice. We do tend to be a bit reserved, which might give the impression of us being in bad humor and not willing to assist if you need to ask for directions or have your photo taken in front of something worth a photo. But mostly it is just a very thin layer of Viking coolness that can be easily broken. 🙂