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The story about me.

2019 in retrospect

I haven’t written much here in the last months. That does not mean, nothing has happened. Quite the opposite.

The major things that happened in 2019 actually began in 2018, so I will start there.

In the summer of 2018, I asked Nina if she wanted to marry me – which she luckily did. Almost a year later, in the beginning of summer 2019, we got married in beautiful weather, under a large tree. It was so romantic.

In the fall of 2018, my father suddenly died. My mother and father got divorced when I was tree years old, and I haven’t had much contact with my father since then. It was still a shock.
In the process of planning the funeral, I did get in touch with my fathers’ side of the family. A bunch of really fantastic cousins, I had lost contact with.

Shortly after my father died, my grandmother (om my mothers’ side) got ill. She had just held her 102 years birthday in fine style, but now her health deteriorated fast. She always recognized Nina and I, but I don’t think she ever realized Christmas came and went.

In February 2019, my grandmother passed away.

Nina and I got married in June 2019 in company of many friends and family, including my mother, who had been ill for some time, but seemed to have gotten better. She attended the party to very late in the evening. The next morning, she got ill. The home care had found her non responsive and called an ambulance. She died on the way to the hospital.

We had to cancel the planned honeymoon and use our planned holiday instead to handle the funeral and all the paper work. This was so hard.

Today I can look back at a year with extreme ups and downs. But I am also able to finally look back at the wedding and remember how fantastic it was. Nina has been a tremendous help to me all way through the tough parts and I love her so much.

We are now planning a new honeymoon in summer 2020.

What a year.

Happy New Year to all of you!

2018 in retrospect

The best things in life aren’t things. (Quote: Art Buchwald)

If you follow my blog, you might think 2018 was an uneventful year.
You would be wrong, but that is all because I have been lazy updating this site.
Let me try to bring you up to date. 🙂

At New Year, a year ago, I went to a small party. Four people: An old friend, her boyfriend, a female friend to my old friend – and of course me. It was all nice and cozy.

In January, I started at my new job. I was well received, and at least at the time of writing, it has been a good change.

February and March were pretty uneventful. I tried to sum it up with this Ben Stein quote:
“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want”.

April was almost uneventful too, except for my old friend (with whom I had celebrated New Year) inviting me out to dinner, with the company of the woman I met at the New Year party.
It was nicer than an ordinary dinner normally is, and I ended up inviting the woman out some days later.

In the warmest summer in Denmark for as long as anyone could remember, we started to see more and more to each other – and at some point, we became a couple.

It went very fast from there. It all seemed right. We both had very warm and fuzzy feelings for each other. Our families liked the newcomer. We had the same taste in humor, traveling and most other tings – and the things we did not have in common were really not that important (and still aren’t).

We soon decided to take a trip to Belgium, to visit the cities Bruges and Brussels. In Bruges, one of the most romantic cities in Europe, I fell on my knee and proposed to her. She said Yes. 🙂

Another significant experience in 2018 was my grandmothers (on my mother’s side) 102th birthday in October! 102 years and still going strong.

My father, on the other hand, was not going strong. He passed away that same October. 🙁

After having buried my father, I went on a short trip to Prague with my fiancé. It was fantastic and once again it turned out that we are good at traveling together.

2018 has been a very eventful year. Except for my father passing away, it has been one of the most fantastic years (possible The Most Fantastic) in my life – so far. I hope for a new fantastic year to come.

Happy New Year to all who read this!
With the hope that 2019 will be fantastic!

A January Status Report

It is now 11 months ago, I moved to a new appartment. I still think it was a good move (so to speak).

It is half a month ago, my new job began. Still early, but I think that was a very positive change too.

The weather is gray and rainy, and the activity on the building site just outside my windows are intensified. But with the housing and job situation in mind, it is hard to be anything but glad at the moment.

2017 in Retrospect

You may not know it, by following my blogposts, but 2017 has been a changeful year.

There has also been a lot of uneventful months, which does show, when you look at earlier posts.

In February I moved to a new apartment in Copenhagen. Not downtown Copenhagen, which I couldn’t afford, but close still.

Born and raised in the countryside, it has been quite a change to move to the big city. But I really like it. A lot.

Let’s jump to one of the last days of September. The company I work for, has noted us all to be in place by morning, since they would announce an unspecified number of people, they had to terminate. I have been to events like this before, but this time was a bit special, since I was one of the people, the company had to let go!

In a way, I had seen it coming, but still it came as a shock.

Two months later, I fortunately managed to land a new job, which I start at in the beginning of 2018.

It even sounds like a better company, with better benefits for the employees. A job I most likely would have applied for anyway, had I known it existed (I only heard about the position, because friends and colleagues had been sweet to notify me of job positions).

I look forward to 2018.

Happy New Year!


Searching for inspiration and ways

For as long as I can remember, I have been searching for ways to live better and to be a better person (better than myself up to that point, not necessarily better than other people).

I have also for some time (okay, way too long time) thought about how to expand the better living to also include my work life.

Once again, reality has knocked on my door, telling me I really should do more than just think about it.

Within the next few months, I must figure out what I want to do from now on – and make it happen within this time frame.

I did not decide the time for the wakeup call, but I do have something to say in what I can do now.

Cryptic? Yes, but right now I’d rather avoid being too specific.

More to follow …

From Russia with love

In the beginning of this month, I have been on holiday in Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg. I have just returned home.

I have never been there before, and though I have heard it should be a beautiful country, I was surprised on how fantastic those two cities really are.

There has almost always been – and still are – some political issues. But it is hard to find a country, where this isn’t the case.

Everywhere I went, I met very nice and helpful people.



Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro



Moscow, Red Square

Moscow, Red Square

Moscow, Red Square

Moscow, Red Square

Peter Paul Fortress

Saint Petersburg, Peter Paul Fortress

Saint Petersburg, Peter Paul Fortress

Saint Petersburg, Peter Paul Fortress

Saint Petersburg, Winter Palace

Saint Petersburg, Winter Palace

Winter Palace, inside

Saint Petersburg, Winter Palace


Saint Petersburg, Peterhof

If you can read Danish, I have written more about my trip here:

You can find more photos from my trip here:!album-10


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.