Im the little Thai girl deported with her mother because her step father died of cancer last year has been allowed to come back. Apparently the pictures of her literally wearing the Danish flag tugged at the heart strings of … Continue reading
Denmark deports widow and child shortly after a death in the family because they ‘don’t belong’ here. This is so wrong, I can’t even. The Justice minister agrees it is wrong but claims his hands are tied and is looking … Continue reading
Let’s all go look at my CPHPost article It’s about Denmark this week. ETA: Five years ago or so, I moved to Denmark. I was already blogging about the stuff I was getting up to as an attempt to … Continue reading
All weekend, the UK news was on Stormageddon overdrive but Aarhus and Fredericia had seasonally appropriate weather and there wasn’t much in the Danish news apart from “big storm headed for the UK.” I got to leave work a bit … Continue reading
Pro union comment piece Here is my latest column in the Copenhagen Post. It is about how workers are treated in Denmark with some local colour from the industry I work in.
One thing that frustrates me about this country are the people employed to tell foreigners “your instincts are off. The things you call ‘rude’ or ‘inconsiderate’ or ‘anti-social’ are laden with your cultural baggage. Those things are actually POLITE in … Continue reading
Last night, I went out with my colleagues who come from all over the world. There was only one person wearing heels. One of the group remarked on it and I looked around and I couldn’t see any heels around … Continue reading
My opinion on trolls Yay! My cphpost article is up!
A double bind we foreigners are put into early on is this:- ”Danish is the hardest language. Say a tongue twister so I can laugh at you.” “Speak Danish fluently, imperialist scum. Never mind you have no vocabulary. Just speak … Continue reading
I am not an expat. I am an immigrant. I am a long-termer. Not a tourist. I have a completely different perspective on Denmark than someone who is only here for a short-term contract or an actual Dane. Denmark is … Continue reading