June 4, 2011
LIKE: I REALLY like the summer temps in Denmark although I realize I may be the only Texas girl who feels that way. I could live the rest of my life and NEVER experience 100F again and be perfectly content. In Denmark you can open the windows (which we do daily) and there is almost always a nice breeze... to the point that you would NEVER need an A/C in your home. And even if it is a bit "warm" (in the high 70s, low 80s) during the day (which does happen a few weeks of the year), you are always guaranteed that it will cool down at night--unlike Texas which has 105 in the day and 99 in the night.
In the US all of our windows have screens. Not sure WHY?? But they do and the thing that drives me nuts here is the LACK of screens. Yes, I could go to the grocery store and kind of rig up some screens on our windows, but honestly they look kind of tacky and yes, I could hire a window-installer guy to put the screens on for us, but omg... SOOO expensive. What I want is the screens to COME with the windows so they look like they are made that way....Why all this talk about window screens?
Because the one creature that I HATE more than any other creature on earth is THE FLY. I could not even watch the Jeff Goldblum movie of The Fly because of how much they creep me out! So every time we open our windows to ENJOY this LOVELY DANISH WEATHER, here come the flies. And it is not just in our house..... I have encountered them everywhere.
In fact, Mads did not even own a fly swatter before I met him, but now we have 2-- a normal one that just SWATS and one that is more high tech that FRIES the flies when it zaps them.
Did I mention how much I HATE these "land on you so they can throw up stuff from where they landed before you" creatures?
If we ever build a house in DK, I will definitely add screens to my list of demands for the contractor. Until then I will just keep my FLY ZAPPER close by.
June 5, 2011
LIKE: Have you ever listened to how lovely church bells sound? In Denmark it is quite normal that the church bells ring (as if they are beckoning folks to come) on a regular schedule. Always on Sundays at 9... plus other times associated with holidays or special events. It really is a lovely sound.
DISLIKE: Those lovely bells START off sounding lovely, but I have noticed that sometimes they ring for a full twenty minutes.... That would be an example of too much of a good thing! :-) And let me just say that no matter how LOVELY they sound, I am THANKFUL on a Sunday morning when I want to sleep in that we live across the street from Danish Crown (the pig processing plant) rather than the Herning Kirke!