Occupation: Student at a Folk High School which is a traditional Danish school based on the concept of learning solely for the joy of learning.
My alarm is set for:
8 am. Sometimes my roommate set her alarm for 7 am to go running and we both wake up and then go straight back to sleep.
Most mornings I eat:
Oatmeal porridge, it’s such a good winter food, sometimes I put apple sauce on top, I summer I mostly eat shredded oats with milk and diced apple. The cook at my school makes all the food I eat.
My beauty routine consists of:
Most days I only wear mascara, I use Power Volume Mascara from Nilens Jord. I use cold pressed coconut oil from Urtekram as an all round moisturizer. It smells like candy and makes my skin feel nice and soft even in winter, it’s also quite tasty!My hair is completely straight, silky and not that thick, I try to combat all of those qualities by using a salt water spray I get from a store called Matas. They carry products from many brands and also have their own range of things, many of which are perfume-free. Allergy prevention and awareness has become a big thing here in resent years.
Then, I head to work by:
I’m living at my school at the moment so I just put on my slippers and skip up two flights of stairs. I’ve been enjoying that tremendously, but at the same time I look forward to going back to Copenhagen and riding my bike everywhere. Biking is very popular in Copenhagen year round, even though it sometimes in winter resemble ice skating a bit much.
Thanks for sharing, Anne-Kristine! Any other Danish readers out there? What’s your breakfast and beauty routine?
How was your Thanksgiving, guys? I celebrated with my guy and his family and tried to impress all of them by bringing this. Friday I wandered around Redwing with my family eating roasted chestnuts and trying to pat reindeer.Also! I’m looking for interviewees for the ‘Mornings In….‘ series. I’m interested in interviewing natives (rather than expats) living in:
* South Korea
* The Philippines
Email me at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org if you’d like to be interviewed!
Some links for you!
I saw Amanda Palmer live a few weeks ago and she was wonderful. If you’re in the market for a good cry, this will get you started.
I’m reading this book and dog-earring like crazy. One of my favorite excerpts:
I took the one action I could think of, besides calling Bonnie and praying. I wrote Amy’s name down on a bit of paper and put it in my god box, an old Sunshine Biscuits tin that I use as a mail drop to God. “Here,” I said to Jesus, with enormous hostility, “have a go at it,” and closed the lid.
Are you following Tweets of Old? It’s a twitter stream that gleans tiny, funny updates from real, old newspapers. Each tweet is capped off with the state abbreviation and the year it was originally published.
Two tramps with unkempt hair and rough faces were seen loitering around town Friday lunching off cheese and crackers. MO1893
A reminder that anyone we admire – writer, performer, politician – is still an actual, fallible human being. Here’s the truth: Nicki isn’t some goddess who gets it all right, nor is any other celebrity. Onika Maraj is a human like the rest of us— including Beyoncé. (Never forget her elevator fight, the baby bangs debut or that epic tumble down all those stage stairs.)
We have to relinquish the idea that just because someone is famous, they are better than the rest of us, or have some cosmic understanding of how to navigate the world more efficiently. It’s not true.
I spent years as an ESL teacher and nearly everyone in my family works in education. I loved this piece about teachers and ‘that’ kid. Your child, this year, in this classroom, at this age, is not THAT child. Your child is not perfect, but she generally follows rules. He is able to share toys peaceably. She does not throw furniture. He raises his hand to speak. She works when it is time to work, and plays when it is time to play. He can be trusted to go straight to the bathroom and straight back again with no shenanigans. She thinks that the S-word is “stupid” and the C-word is “crap.” I know.
This is one of many Mornings In ________ posts in which local ladies tell us about their morning beauty and breakfast routines. And then we all wonder if our mornings would be better if we, too, ate rice congee for breakfast.
Hometown: Lusaka, Zambia but living in Bonn, Germany
Age: old enough to know that you have to use products that work for you!
Occupation: Radio show host, free lance writer and blogger
My alarm is set for: 7:45 am
Most mornings I eat: Muesli with a few slices of banana and yoghurt. It’s pretty filling and keeps me from eating too much at lunch time! Its healthy, tastes good, and I find it refreshing. Sometimes I get something from die bäckerei (the bakery). Bread isn’t just food here, it’s culture! I’ll get brötchen (rolls) that you typically eat with eggs, cheese, butter, or cold meats, however you like it!
Then, I head to work by: by tram, I get to the Hauptbahnhof (central station) and then I walk ten minutes to work. The walk is through a magnificent avenue of chestnut trees and Clemensruhe Palace is at the end of the alley. My commute is 30 minutes.