Is it D? All of the Above?

It’s been decided: Nani will be attending a Danish school. The placement process has been fascinating. First, we went to an Education and Job Center at the municipality, where we met with a woman who asked us some basic questions. Which are Nani’s favorite subjects and which ones she doesn’t care for? What does she […]

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Midsummer Meetup

It was a chilly evening, but it was Midsummer – one of the most celebrated holidays in Denmark – and I really wanted to see some witches burn, so Nani and I joined a Meetup group. In Denmark Midsummer is celebrated a couple of days after the actual Midsummer, on June 23. Here it is […]

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Living on the Floor

Here’s a first world problem: living in a beautiful home, but without any furniture. I walk through this house often and imagine how I will decorate it (once Dave arrives and we tally up how much money we have left after paying for everything; our Seattle home will soon be on the market, but the […]

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“Little” Miss Chrissy

I’m in Denmark now and I’m not a fish, which means I need a bicycle. On our first day here we met up with our relocation agent, Rikke. She’s the savior and the devil, all in one. I appreciate her immensely, but sometimes she assumes things of me that I am not capable of. Such […]

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The Queen’s Garden

I was told that there is an American woman living on our street. Her name is Elizabeth and she has two kids, a boy and a girl, who are close to my kids’ age. Once Nani heard this, she wouldn’t leave me alone. “We need to go and knock on their door.” “And say what?” […]

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What Really Bugs Me

I spent another night hunting. And I’ve been hunting almost every night since I’ve been here. It all started with a high-pitched sound near my ear, in the middle of the night. I turned on the light, and there, on the stark white wall above me was a bloated mosquito. I didn’t think twice. I […]

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Sticking to Budget

I’ve been going shopping every day since we got here. On the very first day I got most of the essentials: towels, coffee and sheets. But I didn’t want to get pillows and comforters at IKEA (Jysk has a better selection), so I got those on the following day. Luckily, we were staying for two […]

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