Mette Owens

Danish Inventions

Very interesting article by our Danish contributor Mette Owens ‘bigging up’ Danish inventors who are responsible for many every day items.
A Dane by the name Peter Jensen was instrumental in the invention of the loudspeaker. Ole Kirk Christiansen invented the Lego bricks… and many more!

Hummel is Danish

The European Men’s Handball Championships in Serbia are happening as I write this article. I watched Denmark lose to both Poland and Serbia, but smiled at the fact that at least both winning teams were sporting Danish uniforms. I recognized the distinctive chevron sleeve trim on the jerseys and shorts and knew instantly that they were hummel (spelled with lower case h) uniforms. This chevron trim and a stylized bumblebee are the company’s logo.

Tourist in Denmark

Many of us have moved to Spain from another country or perhaps divide our time between our native country and Spain. When arriving in Spain, most of us become avid tourists keen to explore the sights and learn more about Spanish history and culture.

Royal Visit

One of the biggest highlights for a city or town in Denmark is when members of the Royal family pay a visit. At the time of writing this article, there is only one day until HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary visit the small community I am in.

Local Women’s News

In the past I have written about WomenWorks, which is a network of women living and working on the Costa Tropical. One of the founders, Glen Ladeggard has decided to move back to her native home, Australia, this summer.

Jane Miles

Jane Miles is a lovely American lady in La Herradura who deserves an honourable mention and a big thank you for her work and dedication in raising funds for El Club Herradura (the Horseshoe Club).

Danish Love Story

Once upon a time there was a girl, who moved across the world to a little town in northern Denmark to study. She was 18 years old and knew no one. Making friends was difficult as she was shy and didn’t speak much Danish.

Women Wise – May

What a coincidence: The woman featured in my Women-Wise article this month is called Wise; Carolyn Wise – that is. I met her at restaurant Rincón de Peña Parda, in La Herradura and was curious to hear her story.

Danish Outing

Many travel agencies in Denmark market tours to this area of Andalucia. In fact, many more tours come than we realize. The reason we hardly notice them is because the tour groups are very busy experiencing more in one week than the most of us here do in a given month. I accompanied a group recently and this is what we did: