land of Vikings, tall blondes and Carlsberg!
Pros : Eating
(Danish food is soooooo good)
May 12, 2005
After approximately 24 hours of travelling, on the highly recommended
Singapore Airlines, Ken and I arrived bleary eyed and not completely
knackered but not far from it in Copenhagen, Denmark on the morning
of 28th April. Fortunately my Danish friend (who I lived with in
London), Vibeke, and her "to be husband" Jesper picked
us up from the airport and drove us back to their cosy flat near
the centre of the city, then kindly fed us a hot breakfast and put
us to bed whilst they ran some chores. Their hospitality was very
We spent two days catching up with them and helped them set up their
wedding reception venue which was located on a beautiful farm near
Roskilde (where the big music festival happens).
The BIG day was 30th April (which is also Ken's birthday) and after
an emotional and beautiful church wedding in Danish which we didn't
understand a word of except "Ja" for "I do"
we headed to the reception venue. Danish weddings are far more traditional
than Australian ones and there was plenty of singing (all in Danish
which we had a go at after a few wines ... quite fun for us although
probably not for those in our general vicinity who had to listen
to us ... he, he), eating (Danish food is soooooo good), drinking
(red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, dessert wine, beer, beer
and more beer, Vodka, Gin and almost anything else you can think
of), speeching (mostly in Danish but some people at our table translated
the jokes for us which was very nice of them and Vibeke made a special
effort to translate Jesper's words a lot of the time which was greatly
appreciated), glass tapping (whenever you wanted the bride and groom
to get up on their chairs and kiss) or feet stomping (whenever you
wanted the bride and groom to get under their table and kiss) ...
(both of these occurred one after the other usually and it looked
to be quite painful by the end of the night especially after copious
amounts of wine was consumed but it was lots of fun for the guests),
kissing the bride or groom (whenever one or the other left the room),
cheersing (after every speech or whenever someone gets too emotional
during a speech) and then ... eventually ... sleeping in our room
upstairs ... ahhhhhhh ... the wonderful land of Zzzzzzzz's!!!
Ken's parents arrived in Copenhagen the day after the wedding (the
flights were a belated birthday present for Claire) so after breakfast
and lots of "see you laters" we left the farm and took
a train back to the city. We spent four days with them trekking
about town, taking a sightseeing canal boat ride, having our picture
taken with the Little Mermaid, drinking plenty of hot chocolates
and beers and eating icecream. Then we checked out a Viking Ship
museum back in Roskilde which was quite interesting, then we went
to Copenhagen's best dinner and show which was brilliant ... lots
of laughs were had!
Unfortunately we had to say "see you soon" to Mum and
Dad Lewis and we took them to the airport on 5th May.
More news from Denmark soon ...