Sunday, 30 September 2007

Random absurdness and lentils

I got a letter from Germany, where I lived for many year, asking me to fill in some papers, regarding my pension. I'm 30, so I thought it was a little bit early. Paperwork in Germany is a nightmare, compared to Denmark, where every person is a number, so they know all about you already, no big need for paperwork here! In Germany that isn't the case, so I got about 15 pages that I had to fill in. They want to know everything in detail, but this was just absurd:

It asks if I ever worked on a Rheinschiff, a ship on the Rhine. What? I don't think so... Don't the poor ships on the Danube feel neglected now?

Another absurd thing is the following, which is a bad example of on-line translation gone wrong. These are the cooking instructions for some flavoured noodles, in German and Danish:

The German asks you to boil them for two minutes in an open bathtub :D !!! The Danish is even better, as it says something like:

Put together noodles and storage aroma. Wrap it in half a cup of tea. Cook because for 2 minutes in an open up *here a word that doesn't really exist*, and now my favourite part: Now and then resurrection (hahahahhhahahahahaha :D ) Don't make leaking ditch become water.

And now to the lentils part:

Friday, 28 September 2007


I've been tagged by Paula from A Piper Knits! It's about this middle name thingie, but... I don't have a middle name :o( I actually wish I had, because I really dislike my name! Grrrr!

Monday, 24 September 2007

Long time no walk with me !

As mentioned before, work has been crazy, so I haven't been on many walks. Yesterday we decided to take a long walk instead of the usual Sunday shopping.

We started at this unusual church. Unusual for Denmark that is, as most churches here are small and white.

Walking away from the church towards the churchyard you get to this impressive alley. The churchyard is on either side of it. In the background you can see a huge multi-storey building.

At the end of the alley is Utterslev mose, the most nature like area in walking distance from where I live.

A view at the church.

The weather was fantastic, showing off brilliant autumn colours everywhere.

Before it gets to idyllic of course, here some other pictures of our neighbourhood. After spending some hours in the beautiful surroundings of Utterslev mose it almost hurts to see building like these:

Saturday, 22 September 2007


The most important parts of blogs for me are the pictures. When I'm in a hurry I will still look at the pictures, but not necessarily read the text. Well, this doesn't need any text, does it?

Tuesday, 18 September 2007


I've finished reading Ali Smith's The Accidental, and can only recommend it. I had heard about / read about Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird several times, but never came as far as really reading it. I do now, and IT'S SO GOOD! I love that main character, the little girl Scout, and I love this Southers USA way of talking. So the verdict must be : highly recommended!

Friday, 14 September 2007

This will be about food and work and

Lets take the food first. Autumn obviously means good food. It means my type of food. My type of food can best be described as "herzhaft". MmmmMmmm. Minced meat and white cabbage in soy sauce.

And now to that work part... I had to go to a 3-days course about .. well dunno what it was about, but it sucked! Especially because it was away from home, and unlike similar courses and conferences in other types of jobs, the accommodation was bæ! It was on a boarding school for future farmers. The food was really bad, the highlight being a slice of sausage, deep fried together with a slice of cheese... The students there were very different from the ones I teach in Copenhagen. A lot of them were overweight, and nice clothes definitely wasn't the main priority. So unusual to see for me! I couldn't stop laughing about this poster, informing about championships in using tractor!

Finally some pictures where one can see us working, and a picture I took in one of the few short breaks we had.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Its autumn \o/

Some people are sad because the summer is over, I don't understand this, autumn is so GOOD. When its autumn
- its so beautiful outside
- the air smells so fresh
- you can sleep better because its not too hot any more
- noone forces you to be outside all day, so you finally have time to read all the book you want
- you can read those books wrapped in a warm quilt, with a cup of warm tea by your side
- candles candles candles everywhere
- christmas is just around the corner, which means it is ok to bake lots of cookies
- christmas is just around the corner, which means its ok to christmas decorate!!
- you can wear all you knitted stuff (without dying of overheating)
- you have a really good excuse to knit more things (oooohhh... it will soon be cold so I need a...)

Friday, 7 September 2007


Found this on yarnstorm's blog :

I Meant to Do My Work Today

I meant to do my work today -

But a brown bird sang in the apple tree.

And a butterfly flitted across the field,

And all the leaves were calling me.//

And the wind went sighing over the land

Tossing the grasses to and fro.

And a rainbow held out its shining hand -

So what else could I do but laugh and go?

Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

The perfect bread.

I found the perfect bread. Nothing less. It is made of 500 g spelt flour, 100 g oat flakes, 1 ts salt 2 tablespoons oil, 6 dl cold water and 10 g fresh yeast. Combine everything the evening before you want to eat it. Pour (yes, that is the consistency) it into a bread tin, and leave it for the night, with a wet kitchen towel over it, at room temperature. Next morning put it into the lower part of a cold oven, set it on 200 degrees C. An hour and a half later you will have something like this:

It looks a bit dark and healthy (ewwwww....), but it tastes great. It has the perfect amount of moisture.

There has been a little bit of knitting as well.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

The idiots did it again...

Idiots is the nicest word I can think off when it comes the guys who think they are the kings of our apartment building... It seems there still were some branches from the neighbouring garden growing too close to our garden (aka shitplace only rats can enjoy). So they removed them:

There was one tree where they simply cut off the whole top, and if you look closely at the picture you can see they simply threw the top over to the neighbours, leaving a totem pole.

Here a few more branches were removed too.

What an unbelievably childlike behaviour...