The Copenhagen Tales

What’s new in May

May 1, 2019 1 Comments

Hello, May - I’m so glad you’re here!

I love May, because it tends to be a fantastic month in Denmark. June and July can be a bit unreliable in terms of weather, but May normally doesn’t let us down - sun, long days, and a general feeling that summer is just around the corner!

Although April wasn’t too shabby, either - I visited my family over the Easter weekend and it was 25 degrees! Warm enough to enjoy some ice cream and cool beers in the sun. We had a lovely Easter brunch on my sister’s rooftop terrace and I ate more boiled eggs than I care to admit, so overall it was fantastic. I also made good on my vow to fly less and instead took the train. Yes, it took me over eight hours, but it was surprisingly stress-free and I just love looking out the window while listening to music or a podcast.

Ice cream and cold beers at a quirky bar on my visit to Germany

In May, I have some really fun plans, too. I’m going on a yoga retreat on the island of Møn for a weekend, for example, and taking a workshop on yoga and essential oils.

The husband and I are also going to see the new Avengers movie this week in the new movie theater in Hellerup, Movie House, and we’ll test the new pizza place at Waterfront Shopping Center, Pizza Project. And next week, I’m going to check out the Body Worlds exhibit at Experimentarium.

May will also be a great month for the balcony garden; we’re going to move the tomatoes, zucchini, and dahlia outside and I’m especially excited to see how the tomatoes are going to fare in the greenhouse!

I’m currently enjoying

  • A new documentary series on Netflix called Street Food - although it’s really triggering my wanderlust!
  • My new clog sandals from Swedish Hasbeens, now that it’s finally warm enough to wear them.
  • This funny and true comic about mental load and women are generally expected to carry it. Read it and share it with the men in your life!
  • The funny little frog statue we bought for the balcony, purely because he’s sitting in an awesome yoga pose. The husband actually spotted him and said we should buy him! His name is Frodo.
  • Asparagus season! I ordered some extra asparagus with our next vegetable delivery - yum!
  • The final season of Game of Thrones - how good was episode 3?! My jaw hit the floor! I’m excited to find out how they’re going to conclude this epic story.

April book review

As you know, I plan to read one book per month in 2019, but I did not actually finish any new books in April! Shame on me! Due to my strong performance in February, I’m still on schedule, but I really need to pick up my reading in May or I’ll fall behind! These are the next books on my list:

  • “Circe” by Madeleine Miller
  • “Die letzten Tage des Patriarchats” by Margarete Stokowski
  • “In praise of difficult women” by Karen Karbo

A look ahead

Here are a couple of things I’m looking forward to sharing with you on The Copenhagen Tales next month:

  • I still owe you that post on the amazing visit to VeVe with my sisters! That’s coming soon, I promise!
  • I’m also on a taste-testing tour of the best veggie burgers in Copenhagen - there are still a few left on my list, but maybe I’ll finish in May?

What else would you like to read about on The Copenhagen Tales? Drop me a line in the comments!

Have the most amazing May,

1 Comment

  1. Reply

    David Robertson

    May 1, 2019

    Our next seven days will be in Copenhagen. Are the cherry trees in bloom, or have there already come and gone. Windy days ahead.


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