Magical Tivoli

One of the first things I did when we moved to Copenhagen was to buy an annual membership card to Tivoli Gardens.  Yes at 1,200 Danish Kroner (£136) it’s pretty expensive.  But for the number of visits to this very special amusement park – not to mention the enjoyment it’s given us, friends and family… Continue Reading


Danish ‘drive-thru’ Voting

While every Westminster political journalist wants to cover UK general elections, there’s not quite the same enthusiasm for local elections.  In fact, trying to come up with compelling stories during election campaigns is at times tough. Turnout says it all – just 31.1% voted in England’s local elections in 2012. But here in Denmark, things… Continue Reading


Pink Tribute – a Breast Cancer Charity

I was kindly invited to a lunch yesterday by the British Ambassador to Denmark, Vivien Life.  (She’s standing in her garden in front of a Barbara Hepworth sculpture, which forms part of the UK Government’s art collection.)  It was in aid of the breast cancer charity, Pink Tribute, which was set up 10 years ago. … Continue Reading