Guf is a topping that the Danes coat their ice cream with. A choice of 1 – 4 balls of your favourite flavors in a cone. Many more options to explore … popcorn, soft ice with numerous coatings. Tivoli is worth it.

Try eating it and enjoying in the summer without getting messy. It is worth it!

I love guf!

Climbing out of a hole in a whole new world.

Learning a new language is so much fun.

A smile is universal!

I am learning to speak Danish……very slowly but surely. Everyday there is another day not wasted, because I learn something new. When I enter a shop, I am generally asked, “Can I help you?” These words I know so I answer politely that thank you I am just looking.

If, however, someone says something else, it is the puzzled stare that they see. Or a ….yes thanks. Then I laugh and have a rehearsed saying to explain that I am learning their language.

It brings my mind out of a deep dark hole that I often find myself in. A change in the way your words come out. Words are so very powerful.

Trying to use them to make others shine is a habit we should all adapt to.

So here is to you, remember you are special. x

Delightful queues at Schilphol Airport.

It seems that Schilphol Airport has a good solution for the amount of traffic passing through it’s doors.

I queued for around 90 minutes but, the queue was constantly moving. I was amused by the children’s little behaviourisms that kept them occupied. They made the time pass quicker, and were accompanied by unstressed parents due to the excellent organisation to get through security. Maybe it was my state of mind. But everyone looked relaxed , and it wasn’t from the smell of ‘fresh grass’ lingering ☺️😂.

Also, it is permitted to take your drink bottle through security. No emptying cosmetic bags, iPads , phones etc, they all remain in your bag for a super swift glide through the X-ray machine to the other side.

The sweet little boys behind me loved my case, with all the zips, ties, stickers and padlock on. Sometimes the simple things in life really are the best.

Enjoy your evening everyone x

Mothers separated from children – why?

Having had this website for a while, unsure of how to use it and how I want to be viewed, it has now come to the stage that I want to share what haunts me. You see happy me traveling around the world but what led me to that, is far from glamorous.

I was separated from my children in 2003. My daughter then 9 years old and my son nearly 3 years old. I am still haunted by this. It has come to my attention that more and more mothers are being judged, withdrawn from their childrens’ lives as if they are some kind of freak.

Now I shall think before I continue. Have a lovely day xxxxx

Nanny Binging after COVID

How many of us, not just grandparents. Nanny, gramps, morfar, mormor, all of of us have been introduced to a new role? I

call it isolation.

How have YOU coped? Now, I am having the biggest binge/fix that I will probably ever have. Being Nanny again. Well, I love it. Naughty Nanny, Creepy Nanny,. Hearing those words, “Nanny, you’re so funny”!

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.