An Englishman on Bornholm



Last autumn, one day in pouring rain, we planted a new hedge having previously ripped down the old overgrown one. The cold winter and strong winds had us fearing some would have perished however not a single one has died. A few centimetres of damage at the tips but they are all now growing strong. Will be nice for the house to not look so exposed from the road once it’s all thickened up.

Teeth Truth

I can cope with the white hairs, the wrinkles, the wavering strength and the taking ages to recover from even the slightest injury, but teeth are the worst aspect of getting older. I already have an absent molar, plus an implant, but I fear my cracked front tooth is on it’s way out. Damn I hate teeth. It’s the way they can’t repair themselves. The first signs of your body dying off. They really are such horrible reminders of mortality.

It’s been a hard days summer.

This being our first full summer in Denmark it’s been quite a change of lifestyle. Out everyday working on cleaning holiday homes has been tough work, especially in the high temperatures and humidity we’ve had. This truely is a sunshine island! On the positive side the work, along with cycling which has been a constant companion in this green land, has seen me dip under 100Kgs once more. Will this be the last time I am in triple figures? We’ll just have to see!

A Chilled Walk

With the weather holding, and the chill wind not so biting, we took to the local hills for a walk in the woods there. Snow still lay on the pathways, and the trees only hinted at life, but it was good to be out in nature once again.

Bornholm Spring

Spring came to Bornholm today. The sun shone and even took the edge off the cold. Inside the light heated our sun room to a very pleasent temperature, so we moved the patio furniture out from storage. A kind of half way house before they head into the garden for summer proper. After the months of snow itโ€™s nice to see the turn of the seasons once again, canโ€™t be long now until the farmer is out in his fields again.