Right now this feels like a diary into the blogosphere. I have been wanting to write for quite some time. In Sweden, blogs are quite popular and I’ve followed quite a few- still am. I realise I have work in front of me to make sure that this blog is appreciated by my readers. I’d say I’m a helpful person naturally and like sharing. If there are stories I can share to help someone that would be incredible. Having recently moved country and been through everything that it involves I will share that story. There are so many stories I look forward to sharing with you! As I’ve said before I’ve experienced a lot in my life- still am of course. I look forward to sharing my stories here from when I was an au-pair in Paris also working in IKEA (of course Swedish as I am…) to exploring Ibiza taking advanced diving certificate- oh and our boat sank… to our road trip in Chile where we visited vineyards and peacocks! We’ve also travelled with our daughter since she was 3 months. I remember the first flight with Ryanair. I realise again that the structure of this blog is vague and unstructured but… am strategising to increase and capture my audience. Currently reading up on how to increase my readers, monetising the blog, best lay-outs, content etc etc. It’s true science mastering a blog! But what’s important to me is to find people who can and want to read my recommendations and find them useful and that they will help you- I know what it’s like to feel alone in a new country and the cycle of settling in from registering with authorities, finding doctors, a place to live, the best grocery stores to shop from, to online websites- hello Amazon Prime! Please find your way to Denmark…! There are so many good things as well I’ve discovered in my life in other places that’s lacking in Copenhagen: Reiss, Laura Mercier, Amazon Prime, Liz Earle… and I know I’m sounding materialistic now and yes of course I can/ will find alternatives but these are good products and it is the small things in life that make the difference! Not to talk about plates and Royal Copenhagen. Of course they are beautiful and I remember growing up in Sweden how much more people buy the same things- so I also miss John Lewis in the U.K.!!! Ok now I rambling again and probably sounding like some shopping maniac. I’m not… I truly just want to share my experience and recommendations. I enjoy researching and looking up things so- just now… am waiting for a good receptive audience to also hear what you want to hear more about in my repertoire of stories and recommendations?
I’d imagine that Copenhagen is similar to Amsterdam when it comes to bicycles. In Copenhagen it really is the preferred method of transport. I feel as if I missed out a bit as the weather has been so nice here since beginning of May, and I still don’t have a bicycle. I have looked around on DBA- a site where you can find things second hand here and also on Facebook Marketplace. But I haven’t managed to find something that suits me. I don’t want to spend too much on it either as I haven’t been using a bicycle as a method of transport for many years. I used it all the time growing up in Sweden. It is just not very common in France, Belgium, Spain, UK or in the US where I’ve lived. Especially in the US it is very common to even have two vehicles and to drive to most places. I’m referring to my personal experience. In Denmark on the contrary, I doubt many people have two cars. They are taxed very heavily here. Though I have had conversations with people that prices are coming down. You also notice quite quickly that in traffic- cyclists are very high in the order of priority. So watch out when you walk and cross roads as they do ride very fast!
So for me personally I very much think I’d buy a bicycle now rather soon whilst the weather is still nice! The most reasonably priced new bicycles, I’ve found- are from Coop- their range of Mustangs. So that is something I recommend but… with reservations as I need to buy and try it next. But so far from my research- they should be good and get good ratings. Wish me luck in becoming more a part of the Danish society.
So, I have very recently started this blog and apologise in advance for the amendments. I just want it to look as nice as possible and to be easy to read on all sorts of laptops, Macs, iPhone, iPad, Kindle etc. So stay with me. I am planning on focusing on recommendations as stated in my intro. There is so much that I want to share. For many years now, I have had several different jobs, lived in different countries, lived in different life situations, learned new languages, travelled to many different places, visited some of the most amazing restaurants in the world. But I also love spending time wherever I live and nest and settle down. So in some ways I guess I can be a bit contradictory but I think a lot of people are. This blog will to start off with many different type of recommendations. And the more readers I get, then I can customise my content to what you would like to hear more of: anything from job searching in London to the best shopping in California: Target and TK/ TJ Maxx anyone?! So far in my life I have set up 2 proper houses (ok flats), I have lived in 7 countries and am fluent in 3 different languages and well ok I am starting to understand more and more Danish being Swedish. However the difference surprises me?! But I speak French so I am hoping that I will learn it quite soon. This blog is a bit of everything and a bit of nothing really. But I am just learning and trying out and I am very, very excited! I love reading and researching as well- and have used google.com for a long time. That is my personal favorite browser. And (un)fortunately I am a big fan of the iPhone/ Apple. Anyway if this blog seems to be focusing on brands, merchandises and buying it is only because I will have done a lot of testing and trialling before I recommend anything and I will really believe it the product and use it myself. If not I will clearly state it. So there you go I will stop now as I am tired after an intense but amazing weekend in London and a long day at work. So over and out. I hope more and more people will find me! I can’t wait to share my recommendations, experience and events here. And I am a recent convert in truly believing that positivity is very contagious and that it is the small things in life that really make a difference!!!