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Banff, Home Sweet Home!

Banff, Home Sweet Home!

Having a few issues with my website…apologies if you have already received this post! Banff I love telling people I come from Banff. They get all excited and nod until I add that I come from the original Banff, the Banff in the Northeast of […]

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Copenhagen Food Scene

Copenhagen Food Scene

Food recommendations The food scene in Copenhagen is amazing. And it just keeps getting better.  In the last few months, two new outdoor food markets have opened, at least three new waterside dining options have appeared and, finally, vegetarian and vegans are getting some love. […]

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Adventures in Norway! Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine

Adventures in Norway! Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine

Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine Last year we travelled to Norway, land of mountains, trolls and fjords. We split our time between Bergen, on the coast and Odda, our base for hiking up to the instagram worthy ‘Trolltunga’ or Troll’s Tongue. We also discovered Lystveret, […]

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Day trips from Copenhagen by Car

Day trips from Copenhagen by Car

The Places you can go, from Copenhagen, by Bike, Train and Car. The final instalment – by Car! I have already posted about day trips from Copenhagen by bike. It is not a full list but a starting point. Even since I wrote the post […]

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Day Trips from Copenhagen by Train

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Train

Out and about in Denmark by train We have done many fun day trips from Copenhagen by train and car and bike. I have already posted about day trips from Copenhagen by bike. This post is about day trips from Copenhagen by train. Some places […]

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Day Trips from Copenhagen by Bike

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Bike

Getting out and about in Denmark on a Bike Since we arrived in Denmark, almost two years ago, we have done a lot of day trips, by train, car and bike. Copenhagen is wonderful, but there is also so much to see and explore within […]

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Menu for two days at a Danish Sommerhus and Aquafaba.

Menu for two days at a Danish Sommerhus and Aquafaba.

I have just had the most fabulous experience. I spent two days in the beautiful Danish countryside, cooking for a company offsite. In this post I am going to share the menu, including my goto summer barbecue recipes, tell you a little about Danish summerhouses […]

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A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

Scone Palace I have now lived more than half of my life outside of Scotland, land of my birth and childhood. Based back in Europe, I have been travelling a lot recently, but more and more Scotland has been calling to me. I have become […]

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Kronborg aka Hamlet’s Castle!

Kronborg aka Hamlet’s Castle!

Kronborg Castle – Getting There! Kronborg is a magnificent Renaissance castle, and a great day trip from Copenhagen. It is located just outside the historic town of Helsingør, at the northern tip of Zealand, one of the main islands of Denmark. Getting there on public […]

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Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Roskilde is 35 kilometres from Copenhagen and takes around 35 mins to reach by train from the Copenhagen’s central station.  A charming small coastal town, it was the original capital of Denmark up until 1443. Sue and Rick, our old friends, from Aberdeen University came […]

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My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Hygge In this post I am going to talk about hygge, and my favourite cake, my Aunt Gertie’s Coffee Cake. I am sure by now we have all heard of Hygge, the uniquely Danish concept. Hygge loosely translates to cozy, but is so much more. The […]

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Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Cats in a Barrel and Pancakes I cannot believe that Lent is so early this year. We have only just finished with exercise filled, alcohol avoiding, vegetarianish January (B,B-,B+) and now the season of abstinence is upon us again! So what exactly is Lent, and […]

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Copenhagen’s Lapidarium of Kings and Royal Cast Museum

Copenhagen’s Lapidarium of Kings and Royal Cast Museum

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen has two rather strange museums, the Lapidarian of Kings and The Royal Cast Museum. Each museum is full of old statues. The statues are housed in rather fabulous buildings, about a mile apart, at opposite ends of the main waterfront of the […]

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Burns Night

Burns Night

Robert Burns Robert Burns, the great lyrical poet (1759-1796) was born in Scotland on the 25th January and as that date approaches, I must warn you,  I become very Scottish. Burns was a nationally recognized poet, even in his own lifetime. His poems were brilliant […]

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Caramelised Onion Chutney

Caramelised Onion Chutney

Going Vegetarian in January! Our daughter Kat challenged Alan and I to go vegetarian in January. I have found it one of the easier dietary challenges and cannot say I am missing meat at all. (And yes, I did cook a roast chicken yesterday for […]

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Danish Christmas Traditions and Gløgg

Danish Christmas Traditions and Gløgg

The Danes love Christmas In Denmark the month of December is filled with special food, gifts and lots of parties. Copenhagen is extra sparkly with Christmas decorations and the Danes are getting their ‘hygge’ on, their special brand of warm and fuzzy so well suited […]

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Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, The Scottish Capital Living in Copenhagen does have it’s advantages.  In the last few months I have been not once, but twice to the city of Edinburgh, Once was for a hen weekend, think bachelorette party, which is not the subject of this post! […]

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When a man is tired of London

When a man is tired of London

“when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” Samuel Johnson 1777 What on earth would Johnson make of London now? I used to work and live in London.  My three children were […]

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Life is a Beach. Manhattan Beach, The Hamptons and Cape Cod

Life is a Beach. Manhattan Beach, The Hamptons and Cape Cod

This summer our daughter Kat, our California Girl, decided to stay in Manhattan Beach. She asked me to come and play for a little while before she went back to school. I have been travelling back to the States quite a lot since our move […]

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Banff, home sweet home!

Banff, home sweet home!

Banff I love telling people I come from Banff. They get all excited and nod until I add that I come from the original Banff, the Banff in the Northeast of Scotland, not that ‘Johnny come lately’ in Canada. The Banff in Canada was named after […]

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On the Game of Thrones Trail in Croatia

On the Game of Thrones Trail in Croatia

If you are not a Game of Thrones fan then there is little point in continuing….. Complete confession? My main motivation for our family trip to Croatia was to be a complete tourist and find as many filming locations as possible. We only had a […]

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Californian Avocado Toasts

Californian Avocado Toasts

We first travelled from Los Angeles to San Fransisco thirty years ago when we were newly married and still living in London. We drove along the heart stopping Big Sur and visited Hearst Castle on the way.  Little did we think that in the years […]

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Top five family activities in Yosemite

Top five family activities in Yosemite

Update. We travelled to Yosemite last year. It has been so sad to hear of the wild fires that closed the park to visitors. So glad to hear that the roads are open and the Valley is clear of smoke. Original Post Visiting Yosemite has […]

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Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Post and photographs by Carolyn Eddie. Additional Photographs by the always fabulous Kate Stoupas This post is a joint effort. My lovely friend, Kate Stoupas, a professional photographer, came to visit me when I first arrived in Copenhagen. Over four days, Kate took the most wonderful […]

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The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

Post and photographs by Carolyn apart from view from our hotel room which is from Hotel Powers Gallery. There is something magical about Paris. Alan and I honeymooned in Paris  in June 1987 and visited often when we lived in London, but it is years […]

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Plant Sale and Tea Friday May 6th at the DCA

Plant Sale and Tea Friday May 6th at the DCA

Come and join us at the Darien Community Association this Friday, May 6th for the DCA’s annual Greenhouse Plant Sale. The sale starts at 8.30am and lasts until 12.30pm. Once you have chosen from the wonderful selection of lovingly grown plants, reward yourself with a […]

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