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Summer continues to live up to all our hopes and dreams here in Denmark. Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far at 33,3 Celsius (91F), and unfortunately we are back at work and can’t even go up to the garden for the weekend as we have a wedding to go to. Not complaining, mind you, as weddings are always great fun. (We have another wedding next weekend…)

The only downside, really, is that I’m not relishing the thought of having to sustain 30+ temperatures in a suit and tie…

Anyway, if you’re stuck in the city during hot summer weather, Copenhagen is not a bad city to be stuck in. Last night we had dinner with my Mother-In-Law in the shadow of St. Nicolai Church and then went on to a pavement bar where we befriended the largest rabbit I’ve ever seen.

Flâneur Husband and RabbitOne of those absurd moments that are worth commemorating… I’m not sure why the owner brought his pet rabbit into town on a Friday night, but it was adorable in that slightly “MONSTER RABBIT” way.

But I meant to write about the garden, actually. I went up there after work an evening last week, and the bumble bees are busy doing their best to ensure a decent crop of blackberries:

Bumble bee and bramblesThere were literally dozens of them hard at work in the blackberry shrub, and there are hundreds of green blackberries waiting to be ripened and sweetened by the glorious summer weather. Methinks there WILL be blackberry jam this year!

But now I really must get off the internet and get that shirt ironed for the wedding today.

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Many cities have Christmas decorations, some more spectacular than others, but I really like Copenhagen at Christmas.

Copenhagen City Hall Christmas Tree

Obviously there’s a big tree in front of the City Hall. It’s decorated courtesy of Children’s Aid, so each of the hearts carry their logo. It might not make a big difference, but if it gives them just a single extra donation, well, so much the better! (And the decorations are, of course, sponsored so the expense doesn’t come out of the money to be used for helping children and families.)

Copenhagen Christmas Lights

Most of the pedestrian streets in the old city centre are hung with fir garlands and various decorations that are illuminated after dark. It might not be as spectacular as the London Christmas lights, but I find it infinitely prettier. Simple, somehow comfortable and absolutely charming.

Copenhagen Christmas Lights

Today the thaw started, and the snow is melting away quickly all over the city. But we might get more frost towards the end of next week, so there’s still the chance of a white Christmas. Fingers crossed, right?

In the mean time, how does your city or town deck itself out for Christmas?

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