Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

My husband and I have never taken the kids (now in their late teens) on a ski holiday. Instead, we have spent most winter holidays in destinations far away from cold Scandinavia. For two reasons: 1) Old knee injuries; 2) An urge to escape the cold and the dark and experience different cultures. This Christmas was… Continue reading Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

The volcanic island of Madeira has a lot to offer Madeira is popular with pensioners. This was confirmed to me during our February holidays. And it’s ok. Even though we are family with teenagers. And February is a fine time to visit, if you can live with temperatures between 13C and 22C, and light showers.… Continue reading Portuguese paradise Island Madeira – not just for pensioners

British rental marked has not heard of Brexit

Love London, but not British tenancy Some of you might have read my post last year “Two-in-one-move“. It was about splitting up as a family between London and Denmark. That was my first encounter with British bureaucracy and the lack of British tenancy rights. Today, 1½ years and a Brexit referendum later, nothing seems to… Continue reading British rental marked has not heard of Brexit

Singapore: More than a staging post

First impressions of Singapore and a few tips To me, Singapore used to be little more than a staging post on journeys to e.g. Australia. I imagined a city-state dominated by skyscrapers and container ships, with expat enclaves as the only touch of greenery. Then, I grabbed an opportunity to spend a long weekend there… Continue reading Singapore: More than a staging post