Christmas market at Gammel Estrup

Yesterday my youngest daughter Lise, my housemate Laerke and some friends of ours went to a Christmas market in a small place called Auning. The market was held in a manor house called Gammel Estrup, which is also an agricultural museum, and I was looking very much forward to it and to taking a lot […]

Inventions of a lifetime

Do you ever think about how much things have changed in your lifetime? Things we never thought of before, but then we got them and they have become a very important part of our lives? When I was a child my family wasn’t rich, but my parents owned a house, so we were better off […]

It’s that time of year

Before Christmas every year I watch a long line of classics – or at least they are in my book. Some of the movies I’ve seen since I was a child, like  It’s a wonderful life with James Steward and  We’re no angels with Humphrey Bogart Others are movies I started watching while my daughters […]

Part two of my experiment is not really working for me either

Since 15th of October I’ve been on part two of my experiment, the Low Carb High Fat diet. First let me say that the food is very tasty and that I haven’t had any problems about staying on a strict diet – well maybe except for having a night cap now and then. For the […]

Grauballemanden returned to the bog

I’ve so far not been able to find out when Grauballemanden was taken from Huset, the first museum where he was exhibited, and when he was transferred to another museum, the prehistoric museum Moesgaard Museum, but in 1970 he went on exhibition again and except for shorter periods, where new tests were taken and he […]

He was a huge sensation

Archeologists still think that Grauballemanden, who was found in a bog in Grauballe near the city Silkeborg in Jutland / Denmark in 1952, was sacrificed to a pagan goddess named Nerthus. One would think that Grauballemanden was a slave who could be spared, but that’s not the case. He probably was a kind of clerk […]

Sacrificed to the fertility goddess Nerthus

On April 26th 1952 bog workers cut blocks of peat for fuel in Grauballe near Silkeborg in Jutland/Denmark. One of the men, Tage Busk Sørensen, put his spade in the ground and hit something he immediately knew was not a stone or a root. It felt like rubber, and when he put his spade down […]

The smellier the better!

When I was a baby girl, my grandmother had a job in a gardener’s greenhouse and I have a vague memory of walking between long planters tables and smelling the flowers. I especially remember huge bouquets of carnations and freesias, and pots with ferns.   I think I was 4 or 5 years old at […]

About German Carnival

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in Germany carnival officially started yesterday. Not that I know that much about it. It has never been a part of my families tradition, and living in the northern part of Germany until I was 20, I haven’t been to a single grown up carnival […]

St. Martins Eve dinner

Tomorrow it’s St Martins day, which means tonight most Danes ate roasted duck as a revenge for St Martin, who was betrayed by geese and had to become bishop many, many years ago. It isn’t fair, but that’s how it is. In our house our housemate Laerke spend about 5 hours and prepaired todays special […]