Thursday, April 26, 2012


Well, what a fantastic surprise! My birthday week got off to a flying start (literally) with the first leg getting us to Copenhagen, and the second to Billund: home of Lego. The weather did nothing to dampen our spirits as we enjoyed all the attractions that Legoland could offer. 
The Atlantis Sea Life aquarium made a great bolt hole when the sky turned grey, but for the most part it stayed dry enough for us to admire Miniland and get the most from the rides. An evening flight took us back to the capital, and although the landing was bumpy and wet, we arrived safely and managed to navigate our way to Ibsens Hotel via the metro. 

On Wednesday we headed out to explore the northern and eastern district. Our "cOPENhagen card" got us access to the palaces at Rosenborg and Amalienborg which both had interesting treasures on show. A short walk north took us to the fortified Kastellet, on past the Gefion fountain to The Little Mermaid, and back round to our hotel. 
Thursday was set aside for us to enjoy Tivoli park. The gardens and theme park rides are nestled right in the heart of the city. Found over 100 years ago, and known to be an inspiration to Walt Disney, the park still keeps the population entertained with free concerts, dozens of restaurants, an aquarium and of course a nice selection of thrill rides. The evening was rounded off with an enormous plate of house special ribs at the Promenaden restaurant. Yummy!

On our last full day we tried to tick off the remaining sights on our list; Christiansborg slot, Rundetårn, Nyhavn, Nationalmuseet, Vor Felsers Kirke and back to Tivoli for something to eat. Saturday was our last day, and after another "Breakfast in a Glass" at Ibsens we swung by a few shops and had coffee in the Paludan Bogcafe before catching the metro back to the Lufthavne, and our flight home. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Screw it! Not again...

Although I've been keeping a keen eye out for potholes again this year, the puncture magnet that is my nearside wheel, managed to accurately embed a screw in its tyre. 
Given the wear on the offside tyre this actually resulted in me purchasing two new boots, but at least I'm rolling again. 

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sculpt 6.0

Finally decided to do something about my eyewear. Apparently my actual eye wear has not altered too much but a new contact lens package and new specs  means that I should be able to see what the future holds with even more clarity. 
Just as an aside, the optician who did my contact lens consultation had the most unusual character trait; she seemed unable to look me in the eye! It was quite odd that someone who so actively avoided eye contact would want to become an optician.