26 January 2015

Glimpses of things

I'm feeling a little strange these days, lots of things are going through my head and I feel unable to tie the strings. Maybe it's just the grey weather, but I feel a little lost, like once again I'm without direction, just purposelessly wandering around in my own life. Then I have lots of fun one moment and am overwhelmed by numbness the next, overwhelmed by that 'what am I doing?'-sense that always lurks around. Let's hope for spring soon.
Vesterbro was grey the other morning. Grey and brown.
On Monday, I went out for dinner with the girls. Antidote (Jægersborggade 56, Nørrebro) is highly recommendable!
On Friday, I did an interview in the morning and thought I'd be knocked over by the cold wind as I walked home from inner city.
The weekend was spent in the north at my father's annual Christmas lunch. The brothers were there, and as always they gave me new energy. We watched X Games and nursed our hangovers yesterday, and it was perfection (the photo is blurred, though...)

21 January 2015

A Saturday walk

The sun shone on Saturday, and since it's a rare sight, I decided to go for a walk. I love walking around with music in my ears, photographing buildings, angles, lines.
The area around Nyboder is full of beautiful old houses, and especially the street Krusemyntegade is a favourite.
As I ended up around Nyhavn, I couldn't not take this shot.

19 January 2015

Not suited for public

We had a small party at the apartment on Saturday. The theme was music from legendary TV-show 'Boogie' (it's a Danish thing), and so all music should be from 2002-2006. We ended up being a core of 6 people that partied well until 5 in the morning, when the upstairs neighbour knocked on the door begging us to turn it down. There are 68 photos on my camera from the night, but none of them are good - I did take 4 photos with my iPhone that are worth the public life. I guess that's how it goes when you're in your late 20s...
Jonas was there - my breasts are all over the place, but Jonas looks cool as always.
Roomies without flash.

15 January 2015

Rainy day troubles

I'm longing for some sun and some light. I feel the last weeks have all been stormy, rainy, windy, cold. Yesterday, it snowed and everything was covered in a quiet layer of white. I was interviewing but wanted to go out for a walk and photograph the white city, but when I was ready about an hour after the snow came, it was all gone.
Most of my mornings start with avocado on rye with poached eggs. And coffee! After my birthday where I got so much coffee equipment, coffee has become quite the daily indulgence.
On Monday, I baked cardamombuns after this recipe. Soooo good!
OK, so there was a brief moment of sun the other day, but it went by quickly.
I love the way that building has gotten extra rooms by the new add-on building.
I love tulips!
My walk yesterday turned into a rainy one so I cut it short. I am so ready for spring now.
After handing in an article this morning, I met Chris for breakfast at Superkaffeforsyningen (Møllegade 3, Nørrebro). Great breakfast, great coffee, great company. Now; work!

12 January 2015

Two

Last week was the first one back to work in the new year. And man it was hard to get back into gear after the amount of relaxation that'd been going on over Christmas. While trying to work, I managed to squeeze in some of the good things;
On Tuesday, I met Chris for breakfast at the new Lillebror (Jarmers Plads 1, Indre By). Chris is now also living in Copenhagen, and we share the same city for the first time since 2008 - what a treat! Lillebror was alright, the coffee was amazing, but the food was a little too simple, I needed some avocado on the scrambled eggs, for instance. And the décor was unusually boring. But the company and the service was great.
Later, we went for a second coffee at one of my favourite places; Democratic Coffee (Krystalgade 15, Indre By).
On Wednesday, I didn't do much else but take a walk around Nørrebro clearing my head and listening to music on my phone. It was a sunny day, and then there was a horrifying attack in Paris that took over everything.
I tried to work all the while checking the news constantly. How my heart aches for those who died that day.
A storm hit Denmark over the weekend, and Kathrine and I braved the winds on Saturday to meet up with Kristiane for an early trip to the movies (I don't think I've ever been to the cinema at 11,30 in the morning before...) I can highly recommend 'Force Majeure', what a great film! Afterwards, Kristiane and I met up with Chris for lunch (breakfast for me) at Greasy Spoon (Studiestræde 14, Indre By). Yum!
Sunday morning I got up early, which was a little hard after a night of drinking red wine, but once I'd had my first flat white at Coffee Collective in Torvehallerne with AnCa, everything was better. It was kind of great getting up so early on a Sunday and have coffee while the city woke up around us. Plus, every visit to Torvehallerne is a feast, both for the eyes and for the gut.
Hope your week was great, too!

06 January 2015

Resolutions

I never make new years resolutions. I always forget what they are and I don't try to live up to them. One of the things my life has taught me is that you never know what is around the corner, and I think I prefer to let life surprise me rather than try and steer it in some direction. But that doesn't mean I don't have hopes for this new year, not even a week old yet. One of the things I really want is to travel more. Not counting moving from Berlin to Copenhagen, I traveled 5 times in 2014. To Stockholm, Italy, Berlin, Stockholm and Berlin. They were great trips, all of them, and I hope to do a little more this year. Hopefully I'll be going back to my father's house in Italy, but there are a million places I'd like to go, too. US, Australia, Eastern Europe... With my unsteady freelancer's income we'll see what it ends up with, but you never know. Do you have new years resolutions?
Stockholm in May was cold but beautiful, and it was great fun experiencing one of the other nordic cities, one I'd never visited before.
Italy, and in particular the Abruzzo region where my father's house is, means something very special to me, and being there is always magical. I hope I can spend time there again in 2015.
In the last days of June, I went back to Berlin to pack up my apartment and say goodbye. It was nice to see people I miss in Denmark, and it was also good to really feel that I'd made the right decision to move back to Copenhagen.
In October, I took Iben and Mette with me to Stockholm to visit Chris. She moved back to Denmark in December, so it was good we had the chance to see Stockholm with her before she moved back home. It's such a lovely city. Majestic and proud and beautiful.
A week after Stockholm, I spent 24 hours in Berlin doing a story for the newspaper. It was a short visit, but a good one. And I hope to come back again sometime this year. I don't really miss Berlin, just some things like people and coffee and the vibe of living in a big city...