Friday, August 21, 2015

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along

Confession. I have read Pride and Prejudice two hundred times. I get lost in the language, words like 'Thither, Mischance, Felicity'. I'm always in agony over whether Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are going to get together. Ah! Read it. I know you'll love it.   


OK, so I am not reading Jane Austen’s book for the 200th time like Kathleen Kelly in the movie "You've Got Mail" but there is just something about the story, which continuously lures me to re-read this classic novel. The persuader this time is LoveBooks’ Pride and Prejudice Read-Along that starts tomorrow and for the next 10 days I will read the suggested chapters of the book.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Daily visits

Some people might daydream during the day - one day my colleagues thought I was day dreaming until the realized, that I was watching a small bird just outside the office window next to me.

The resolution of the photos are not great as captured with my mobile phone - did not want to scare off the daily friend with getting too close to the window. Its a vipstjært (wagtail) - and it comes by my window more than once daily to get small insects etc. I smile every time I see it - it may not notice me at all, but I am still glad that is is there.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fiber Poems - Clouds

Fiber Poems is the first to create an artwork at Smukification with knitting - and it's knit with yarn made of recycled clothes. She is a lady full of cool creative fiber ideas and can not wait to see what her next project might be.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Smukificering (Beautification) 2015

A circle Metro line is currently under construction in Copenhagen, so a lot of places a green fence is surrounding the sites where stations etc. will be, when they finish this big task.

But why settle with a big green fence? Why not make it a "canvas" for a lot of artists? That is exactly what they did this weekend in the Copenhagen borough, Vesterbro - below is just a few of the artworks - there were many many more.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Historic Car Park at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix

Went to the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix today - had heard about their historic Car Park so the camera was tossed in the bag before I left my apartment. Fell in love with several vintage cars and their details and was swept down memory lane when I saw cars that were IN in my childhood. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

July 2015 in Books

From Pulitzer awarded novel to the biography of a 1980s supermodel to graphic novel and detour to an eBook and a book by famous TV show host. The reading has been varied but a good distraction from the Danish summer of 2015: the weather has been cold, windy and wet - more like a month of fall than summer.

Normally I will show the pile of the entire month's reading material, but choose to run to the library more often knowing that there were a waiting line on some of the books - and a few of them was only a 2-weeks loan instead on the usual 4-weeks loan.

Effekten af Susan by Peter Høeg
(Translated Title: The Effect of Susan)*
Library Book
BookFriend book July 2015

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamond
Library Book

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Library Book

Miss Perregrine's Home foe Peculiar Children - the Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs/ Cassandra Jean
Library Book

Renée - At finde hjem by Renée Toft Simonsen
(Translated Title: Renée - to Find the Way Home)*
Library Book

Wound Up in Murder by Betty Hechtman

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Library Books

*Translated title: the book has not been published in English version, so title is not an official title of the book.