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Lords voted on 9a

Peers have voted by 358 votes to 256, a majority of 102, to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit. Good news, as long as Mayhem plays ball next week. The question still stands how… Continue reading →

New law?

Can’t find a English version. But the Danish parliament just voted. That you are not Danish if you don’t have direct descendancy or is from a non western country even when born there. So my best mate who is a… Continue reading →

More nutters

http://www.politico.eu/article/meet-denmarks-new-anti-islam-anti-immigration-anti-tax-party-nye-borgerlige-new-right-pernille-vermund/ Well that fills me with hope and joy … Here I was thinking that the Danish People Party was as nutty as you could get. The damage the DPP already have done, this party ain’t going to help my… Continue reading →

Mountain to climb

Yup the free and cool country I grew up in – ain’t. The things I read and hear are shocking. Over the twenty+ years I have been outside DK. I have mainly been in the UK with three years in… Continue reading →

Where are you from?

Hmm, it just hit me that this year alone I have been asked where I’m from more times than I was, since the vote. Which is more than I have been asked since I arrived on these shores. Not asked… Continue reading →

An English Dane

What, what? The Danish government has now enabled the possibility for dual citizenship. And since my wee “look see” over here is going into its 20+ year, I think it might benefit me and to some extent Peli :) if… Continue reading →

Velo-City and Streetfilms

I totally forgot and missed out on something great. As you can see on this StreetFilms film from Velo-City 2010 in Copenhagen, see below. This film is Copenhagen seen through North American eyes, as they say it took a long… Continue reading →

Cycling in DK vs UK Part IV

Other road users When I learned to drive in Denmark, was told to pull right next to the kerb to block cyclist coming up on your inside into your blind spot. Even on roundabouts the other road users gave way… Continue reading →

Cycling in DK vs UK Part III

Road positioning When cycling on road where there is no cycle lane, the Danes are right in the gutter, even on outside of the road markings. Not giving yourself much space if the road is at a bad state, though… Continue reading →

Cycling in DK vs UK Part II

The 3 C’s To see and To be seen and Communicate is probably the most important thing I can teach people who are learning to cycle. While cycling around in Denmark, I did not see much looking back checking what… Continue reading →

Cycling in DK vs UK Part I

In Denmark the wind is our mountains. Because it is so flat but the wind makes up for the hilly bits. While cycling around in Denmark I noticed that most of the bikes people are commuting on are the “sit… Continue reading →

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