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Farewell Prins Henrik

Thursday, February 15, 2018
By Jes Rasmussen
Farewell Prins Henrik

(COE22) Late in the evening on Tuesday 13th of February the Danish prince consort, Prins Henrik, died in Fredensborg Castle after a period of severe illness. »

The Mermaid & Barcelona

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
By Jes Rasmussen
The Mermaid & Barcelona

My friend Antonio, who owns a bar on the Granada coast is, I guess, about the nicest, gentlest man on earth. Also the cleanliest. »

Bones, Eggs & Crowns

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
By Jes Rasmussen
Bones, Eggs & Crowns

Please excuse me for being so Frank. After all, my name is Jes, not Frank, so I guess we’re kind of the 2018 version of the one-man James Brothers' Gang: I’m Jesse and I’m Frank. »

Grumpy Dane

Friday, December 1, 2017
By Jes Rasmussen
Grumpy Dane

I might as well say these words, while I still can, for puritanism and political correctness are taking over in Old Denmark... »

Let’s talk Rubbish – Again

Monday, April 3, 2017
By Marianne Lindahl
Let’s talk Rubbish – Again

I believe that almost ten years have passed since I last talked rubbish in this forum. The readers might be of a different opinion on this... »

Finland in Focus

Thursday, February 9, 2017
By Marianne Lindahl
Finland in Focus

My home country Finland is known for its ‘thousands of lakes,’ the exact number of which is 187,888, its outstanding design and fully paid war reparations to the then Soviet Union after two wars during World War II. »

Santa, The Terrier & The Hostage

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
By Jes Rasmussen
Santa, The Terrier & The Hostage

I’m not addicted to heroine. But I am, in some ways, addicted to heroines. You know, with an 's;' female heroes. Addicted to female anything actually... »

Rain, Bugs & Phone Lines

Monday, January 2, 2017
By Marianne Lindahl
Rain, Bugs & Phone Lines

When we came down in October, our fruit trees were full of this white stuff produced by cochinilla, ferocious cochineal beetles that can kill a fruit tree in no time »

An insistent Adamant Audi

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Jes Rasmussen
An insistent Adamant Audi

I don’t know for sure whether or not The Royal Mail in Denmark, these days governed more or less by Swedish funds and now called Post Nord. »

Reflections

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
By Marianne Lindahl
Reflections

Syria, xenophobia, Brexit, Trump, populism, net hate… The world is spinning faster than ever before. People feel small, bewildered and scared. »

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