It’s “Copen-haygen” not “Copen-hargen” despite the song by Danny Kaye. A great city.

Danish Duck

Danish Duck

Earlier in the year, during Sydney Festival, you may recall there was a “giant rubber duck” in Sydney. As with the snails which are currently part of “Art & About” festival, it was one of those great public art projects which captured Sydney’s imagination, able to transcend generations and inspire child-like wonder in us all.… Read the rest


Thirty Six Hours in Copenhagen

As I sat at the bar and listened closely to the pre-recorded music playing softly in the background, I recognised the tune instantly. It was Two Little Boys” made famous by Rolf Harris, except this version was in Danish.… Read the rest

Not exactly sure where, but possibly some islands off the coast of Norway.

From Amsterdam to Reykjavik

I wasn’t entirely sure why the train trip from Amsterdam to Copenhagen would take fifteen hours. Leaving at 7.00 pm on Sunday night and arriving at 10.00 am Monday seemed like an awfully slow train.… Read the rest

Recording equipment on the wall of a cafe in Copenhagen

Sunday in Copenhagen

The barmaid received a spontaneous round of applause for the way in which she handled the “trouble-makers” seated in the corner. Neither Sue nor I could work out what was going on.… Read the rest

The Little Mermaid and The Big...

The Little Mermaid is Little

“It’s the second-most disappointing tourist attraction in the world”, Martin told us, as we were about to make our way towards Copenhagen’s “Little Mermaid“. Made internationally famous through the work of Hans Christian Anderson, and later through the Disney film, “The Little Mermaid” is one of those things you should definitely cross off your list when you visit Copenhagen.… Read the rest