Denmark, Ho!

Clarification: We are moving to Denmark.

Long story short, Tim accepted a two-year post-doctorate position in Denmark that begins this August.  (He was actually selected out of 96 applicants - I am so proud!)  So we are moving.  In late July.

Copenhagen/Photo Source

Isaac and I have been living in Northeast Georgia for just over half a year; Tim in South Carolina except on weekends.  Another long story (explained in further detail here), but the fact of the matter is that we will finally be living in the same house again - albeit in another country.

And I just found out.  A couple weeks ago.  (I was sworn to midling secrecy lest I jinx the entire thing and we miss out on our Great European Adventure.)

Sky Mountain, Jutland/Photo Source

Naturally, the first thing I thought was something akin to the following: The Vikings!  Hans Christian Anderson!  Hamlet!  (The extent of my knowledge regarding Denmark.)

(At this point I should probably refrain from admitting that I briefly envisioned tall blonds trading pastries as legal tender.)

Since then, I have learned the following important information:

1.  Waiters don't get tips.
2.  Nude beaches.
3.  Invented Legos.
4.  Love salt (I feel akin to them already).
5.  Is considered the happiest place in the world.  Presumably because the Danes have very low expectations and are thus forever pleasantly surprised by life.  How's that for a national trait?

With all this useful head knowledge I should fit right in, yes? 

I am going to live here:

Egeskov Castle, Denmark/Photo Source

I have always wanted to have a massive gold ball in my front yard.  Imagine all the things I could do with it.

(Actually we will probably be living in Copenhagen or Roskilde.)

As it is incredibly expensive to mail household items to Denmark, we will only be taking what will fit into our luggage.  I'm thinking electronics, clothing, my art supplies, several matchbox cars and a small blue elephant (what else?).  Lucky for me, I'm not very attached to my stuff.  And eventually we'll hit up Ikea.

Photo Source

Needless to say, I am very excited.
Except I will miss my family.

And I am also wondering where I will pluck my eyebrows without a car mirror.  Suggestions, anyone?


  1. Lauren,
    What an exciting adventure! You will love it there. Pastries are delish over there, chocolate is oh my God and the culture is so laid back.

  2. Yeah! I'm so excited for you guys. I can just see you in Denmark... well actually I've never given that particular visual a lot of thought before, but I'll bet you'll have a great time living there. :D

    I also know Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) is from there, which I know won't exactly thrill you. On the other hand, he's a very artsy person, so maybe that says something, not at all sure what. ;)

    I've heard that about them being the happiest for their low expectations. I'm keen to hear if that's true. :)

  3. Actually I got that bit of info from Sarah via Chloe. ;)

  4. That is so freaking exciting! I've always wanted to live in Europe for at least a year or so - I spent 3 months in Russia but that was pretty different from the rest of Europe. Have an absolute BLAST!

  5. Wow! That's really exciting. If I ever get across the pond I'm coming to visit! Denmark sounds like a culture I could really get into : )

  6. :D :D :D so excited for youuuuu.

    please pack a camera with your electronics!!!

    and stop plucking your eyebrows. i'm sure at a nude beach no one is going to notice your eyebrows anyway.

  7. AHH, congrats! that's amazing!

  8. Ah, this is an incredibly amazing adventure! So excited for you! :)

  9. IM SOOOO JEALOUS! you are so lucky!
    congratulations my friend. I cant wait to see what your future holds there for you to share with all of us on your blog!

  10. That is so incredibly awesome! Step one of awesome gypsy master plan complete!

    I know a lot of people in Denmark (I met at Burning Man) and they really ARE the happiest people in the world! I have had the MOST fun with them too!

    Do you like Herring? If not its alright because there's schnapps! The schnapps is so bad you have more herring... Then repeat... That's what I know about Denmark :)

    Seriously cool!

    You will have to learn the language! I'm jealous!

  11. Oh my gosh, so exciting!!! :D I would love to do something like that someday - you're going to have such an adventure!! Can't wait to hear more ♥

  12. I'm quite jealous! Can't wait to read of your adventures in Denmark!

  13. WOW what an incredible adventure you're going to have!! And the fact that you three will be under one roof again is so fantastic. Can't wait to hear more about it!!

  14. Belated Congrats! I must admit, I am a bit jealous. Ok, I am over it. Be sure and send us a picture of the gold ball ;) and here's wishing you and your family the best.

  15. How exciting! My husband is European so we lived in Switzerland for awhile...its nice to be able to share both continents! Have fun!


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