Saturday, 31 December 2011

Status 2011!

So Today is the last day of 2011. It seems like it has gone by way too fast. I have done so many things it is hard to keep track of, but here I gathered some of the highlights. 

As usual in Berlin the year had a cold start to it. 
 However I started out with a travel to somewhere warmer.
First half of the year I saw so many great concerts. Amog them was
 Fleet Foxes
 and José Gonzales

This was also the year I found a man

and one of my best friends got married, and had a beautiful party in their back yard
and then it was time to leave Berlin
And go back to Denmark for a while
There I had time to go to the beach, hang out with friends and family
and pack all my stuff together
Before I moved to London
To start a new life in a new place
Go to a new school
And learn new things
What 2012 will bring I can't say. At least I know I what I will be spending my time with, and the I am settled in London for the time being

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A New Toy For a New Year!

I got a brand new Camera for Christmas this year and the past couple of days I have been taken pictures of everything I have come across to play around and get to know the features better. Here are some of the pictures I took on my way around town.


After spending Christmas in Denmark I came back to London yesterday for a couple of days before spending New Years in Berlin. Somehow unexpected I found the city totally empty. No one in the Tube, at the stations or on the streets. Not even at Holborn which is usually on of the most busy spots. No stores or cafees were open. There was none of the usual buzz that I connect which London. No sound of neighbors, slamming gates in front of the house, sirens, cars, far less airplanes in the sky and no people in the streets.  

This day is one of the busiest days in Denmark. Everyone goes out grocery shopping thinking that otherwise they will famish. This is usually also the day the sale starts and people go exchanging their present and the lines everywhere are endless long, so the contrast really struck me.  Especially because I knew that Boxing day was the day before yesterday, and somehow thought London was already back to it's usual self after the holidays.

I am glad I got to see this side of London as well. It happens really rarely to see such a dramatical difference in a city. Though I from time to time dislike the business of London I am glad it is not like this everyday, however it is kind of nice to know that it is possible.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

Back to Berlin!

Today I felt like I went home for a while, or at least to a very familiar place. I went together with Michael to an art gallery to see the German Street artist EVOL, and his miniature models of Berlin's "Plattenbauen" made of street storage units and on to old cardboard boxes. It really brought me back to Friedrichshain and it was great seeing it with someone who also use to live in Berlin, and knows all the little details that signifies Berlin. It was quiet impressive how lifelike they were, the shadows, reflections everything and now I really can't wait to go back.

Friday, 16 December 2011


Right now I am slightly bitter that I chose to go back to Denmark on Monday, when I booked my plane tickets a couple of months ago. Especially because someone very special is playing a X-mas show tonight at my favorite venue in Copenhagen. Sadly you can't be everywhere at once, so Tonight I guess I have to settle for this.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Street Art Battle!

Something made me laugh today. As I was trying to escape the coldness of my apartment I biked to Hackney Wick to get a Coffee at The Counter Cafe while working on some texts.
I am a big fan of street art, especially the intelligent kind. Because it is so accessible and yet so hidden that every time you come across something you like you feel like you discovered a little treasure.
The first wall made me smile, the second made me laugh, and what is it they say? One laugh a day....

Monday, 12 December 2011

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit!

Today I did a couple of Christmas things. First I went out to due some Christmas shopping. And this afternoon I finally build my IKEA "Pepperkaka hus" that I bought a month ago.

First unwrapping
Then icing
Glue together
Now the foundation is ready
How to attach the chimney
I must admit that I am no icing pro, but it turned out okay. Now it is done and spreading it's pepparkaka scent in the kitchen

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Season's Greetings!

Last night and this morning I have spend my time producing and writing Christmas cards. This is the first really Christmasy thing I have done this year and now I have 15 envelopes ready to be send off with the wish of a merry Christmas.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Sound of Bore and Grief!

Now it is really getting cold, and today all I really wanted was to stay inside and hide in my bed. Vincent and I desided to defy the weather and go to south London to see an exhibition.
First we went to Happy Kitchen, a nice little cafe right underneath London Fields station. We got some soup to get heated up before continuing.

After that we went to Danille Arnaud Gallery, which is in a private home. Here we saw installations by artist Louisa Fairclough. First was different 16 mm film machines, one portraying a woman, the other emptiness and we heard the song of Bore and Grief

On the first floor was a room with drawings, a record player and two speakers. A note told us to lay down on the carpet while listening. So we put the pickup to the record, lay down, hand in hand and swam away tho the sound of church bells and waves. Definitely worth going out for.

Friday, 2 December 2011

The First Thursday!

First Thursday of every month East London Galleries open their doors during the evening. And people are gallery hopping for 3 hours. This is a great chance to se a lot of the things you would normally never go to see and meet up with people and drink some wine.

As it is with art there are both good and bad things to see. Sometimes you discover something really different that makes an impressions, which is what happened to me yesterday.
These creepy children dolls made by William Marriott was the best thing all evening. They were life size figures, who had grease in their hair and were sewn together with big stitches. They were not pleasant to look at. In fact they were quite disturbing. It was almost like a traffic accident where you can't help but look even though you rather want to look away.