Baby Cecelia at 6 months old

Today, my daughter is 6 months old. How did that happen? Where has the time gone? Well it certainly hasn’t been wasted, but apologies that it hasn’t been spent blogging! I have missed this therapy of writing and sharing my thoughts (mostly about life in Copenhagen) with you all. So I thought I’d give you… Continue Reading


Denmark says ‘Nej’ to more EU

The Danes have done it before and now they’ve done it again. Just when Brussels was counting on Denmark to vote ‘yes’ in an EU referendum, the country has said ‘no’. Or as one tabloid headline put it rather delicately this morning: “Løkke fik f***-fingeren”, which loosely translates as Denmark gave their prime minister the… Continue Reading


Eurovision Copenhagen, here I come!

Not long to go before Eurovision 2014 takes over Copenhagen. So it was a little baffling to receive an email from the organisers telling me that both my Danish cameraman and I had had our application for press passes declined (we are representing Al Jazeera English).  Am I that much of a threat?  Afterall, I’ve… Continue Reading


Killing the Giraffe

This morning’s decision by Copenhagen Zoo to put down a giraffe has caused an international outcry.  Marius was a healthy two year old.  But because of rules on in-breeding, it was decided he had to die. Zoos from across Europe offered to step in and save him – but they were all turned down.  At… Continue Reading