Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31st

Happy Last Day of January!

So I realize it's been a long while since I've updated my blog. Life over in Denmark has been just a bit crazy lately. ^_^ crazy in a good way though.

I'm still going to Danish Language classes and  so far- so good. I do realize I'm the worst in the class but I'm working on the remedy.  I will say, in general I pretty much zone everything I hear- out. So having ''danish'' tv in the backrground to help me get used to the language is a bit unhelpful because I don't pay any attention to it anyway. So despite being here for 2+ months I don't know near as much as I should. However, one of my classmates I sit next to DOES know her Danish and she's totally the best at helping me out when I need it. So I'm not completely drowning! The whole class is taught in Danish so you really do have to pay some attention. Soon I will be speaking in Danish. And things have been clicking better and better each time I do go to class. So it's definitely helping!

The weather here is getting very cold. I've seen snow flurries floating around when I'm on my way to school. I am looking forward to seeing Denmark in the Summertime. I hear it's nice and I'd like to believe it. And I just recently heard how much daylight Denmark gets when it's not winter and I can't wait! Sounds like the sun doesn't really go down till 11ish and comes back up at 4ish. I know my Mom would live here now. ;)

I went to Copenhagen last weekend and met up with four other au pairs from Finland, Germany, Poland, and Iceland. It was a nice get-away. :D And somewhat profound to be in Denmark with 4 girls from countries other then Denmark. All here working as au pairs. I take the train about 1.5 hours to get into Copenhagen so it's not something I do all the time. Transportation here is super expensive! But going to Copenhagen is worth it. :D

Copenhagen's Fashion week is coming up. I don't know if I'll be able to participate but it sounds like fun. I'd love to see a runway show someday and I'm sure I will.

And now the kids will be back soon- I'll update with a real post next time! :D This was just a pseudo post because it's been awhile and I don't have time to really put thought into what I say.

Take advantage of this being the last day of January and do something absolutely crazy!


  1. Sounds like you're continuing to have a wonderful time! I hope you get to check out fashion week. At the NYC one, they occasionally sell tickets for the back rows at very low should look into that!

  2. Wow, it sounds like you are having a blast! Fashion week in Copenhagen sounds like something you MUST do. But if you miss it, it's only a few more hours down to Paris. :)

  3. Hi Emily,
    Hvordan har du det?

    This is Cathy, from your mom's homestead board.
    I'm so glad you are enjoying your time in Denmark. We had an exchange student from Denmark live with us and then came back every summer/christmas to visit. He is our Danish son...we love him dearly.

    Thinking of you my dear.

  4. how much daylight are you getting at the moment??

    .....oh, and by the way, does learning Danish get you to thinking in Danish, or still English??

  5. Totally know what you mean. I didn't pick up hardly anything when I was Egypt. :( But try as hard as you can to get yourself to that fashion thing! What an awesome thing to experience.

  6. Gosh, that's a whole lot of daylight - I wonder if it gets difficult to sleep? Good luck with learning Danish - I hear it's not the easiest language to learn!

  7. I'm glad to hear you're doing well in Denmark, Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful city. Hope to see pictures soon!

  8. Is Danish really hard to learn? I know Swedish is a difficult language, so is it all the Scandinavian ones? Good luck with it! x

  9. Have you ever read any of David Sedaris's stories where he is taking French lessons in France? Some of THE funniest stuff I have ever read in my life. Good luck with your studies!

  10. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! Sun from 11(ish) to 4(ish) In the morning?? DUDE! That is awesome! I am so jealous!

  11. 31st of january seems like a long time ago....oh wait, it is a long time ago!

  12. Next time a post in Danish, perhaps? ;-) But with the translation!! lol

    Hope you get to attend a show or two!