23 February 2012

I'm back

This is my first day out of my deathbed, and I have been taking it nice and easy. The one thing I had to do today, I forgot, and all the fantastic non-events of the day was just like a welcome back present from life. First off, I can't believe this:

Can it be?

What? In my own backyard...

Copenhagen, February 23

...along with this:


And it turns out that the noise down the street, that I have willfully ignored all day, was the clearing out of a huge shared attic space. The gathering, growing, grasping crowd was my first clue when I finally hit the street level, and I was told I missed a ton of wooden beer crates. Ah. But I still got a really cool mirror, some clothes and the priceless thrill of the hunt.

Zebra News

Zebra News.

After dragging my loot home, I went to see if the city was still in its place. The centre is under construction everywhere, on the pedestrian street they are still busy doing the pavement, and behind it they are building a playground out of what looks like pistachio and chocolate:

Pistacio with chocolate





Right before I took this picture, I was reminding myself of the one thing I had to do today:



And right after I took it, I forgot it again.

When I turned the corner on my own street, all that was left of the big attic party was this:

Mini drama

A mini drama.

I'm back!


 

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back! A grand re-entrance, I must say!

    That guy must have gotten a discount on bike lights :)

    Love the funny girl in the window, too!

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  2. Ah, it is good to be back, thank you. But I still can't wrap my head around the spring signs. In February? And the daylight is returning in a big way, it is overwhelming. :D

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  3. We've had things blooming for a couple of weeks now - it's been a really odd winter, quite dry, and quite warm. We had snow for about 4 hours total, and only one or two other days where the daytime temperature was below freezing. I hope we don't have drought problems this summer due to not enough winter rain/snow.

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    1. With the global warming confusion I don't know anything anymore. Two weeks ago it was Siberian winter and half or more of all our small birds died. And now with the spring signs, and ten degrees and sun.. I am not complaining. I hope this is the real thing :-)

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  4. That playground looks delicious.

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    1. Hi Nova! I love it too, it's a pity they are going to cover up all that yum. :D

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  5. Fede billeder, Sandra. Især grus og baglygter gør mig glad. Nå ja, og så lige det der tidlige FORÅR!!!

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    1. Det er dejligt at høre, tak. :-)

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  6. Nice to hear you're feeling better - and nice to see that spring is starting to bloom over there. It's been a crazy winter - it's been really warm here in New York - it felt like April today and February's not even over yet! Anyway, hope the weather's great when I get there in 3 weeks!
    JP

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    1. The lakes are still half frozen, but there is just this lightness in the air, I think it is the real deal. Spring in February, wow. There is no saying how the weather will act when you get here, but your timing is great.

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    2. Cold or not, I'm looking forward to having beer with you at Mikkeler!

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  7. uhh do remember the bike-lights: 1)copenhagen (the world) wouldn't be the same without you spotting, documenting and generously sharing all the treassures!!! 2)the police will hit hard on bikers (on bicycles;)in the week to come... rather spend 500+kr you don't have on something that makes you happy;)
    lots of love von mutti

    (don't really want to be anonymous -at all or whatsoever- but I just can't figure out to open a profile -tried many times;)

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    1. Thank you so much von mutti, that makes me so happy to hear. And thank you for reminding me about the bike-razzia, with the new fines we are at a thousand crowns just for talking on the phone while riding. Like it is anybody's business. Unbelievable.

      It is always good to get a name to a comment, even if it says "anonymous" on top. You are doing just fine. :D

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  8. I am so glad that you are feeling better! Take care!

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    1. Ah, so sweet of you. Have a beautiful weekend Celena. :-)

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  9. Hey welcome back. OK I'm late...
    Love the mild weather and sun here in Paris too, it seems unbelievable. Although my pics seem to catch only the grey. Oh well, that lil' girl on the window reminds me of the last present my son gave me, made of the same stuff. :D

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    1. Hi Carole, so cosy. If Copenhagen is mild, Paris must be like summer now, mmmm. I just learned recently that the Hama beads are Danish, that's pretty cool huh? I so feel like melting some now, haha. :-)

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    2. Sandra, I never heard of them before my son in his exasperated 7 year old tone explained to me how it worked... It is pretty cool. Are they made in Denmark ?

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    3. Yes, the Hama beads were made in 1971, in Denmark, and are still going strong. I think that is pretty impressive. If you want to look at the Hama page, here is a link: Hama. They could do with a cool web-design make over, though. :-)

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    4. It is deliciously '70s... I like it because I'm old... :/ and one of the little girls "Hama club" looks like one of my best friend's daughter.

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