Flowers

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We picked these flowers at the playground, brought them home and tried to press them, something which I had never done before. After five days I removed the books and found a weird brown sticky mess. Next time I'll read about it before trying it out...

Time to meet new bloggers | The Liebster Award

A couple of weeks ago I was nominated by Susie from Ciao Eco Lifestyle for the Liebster Award. If you have never heard about this award I can reveal that it is one of these great chain things which allows you to share a few things about yourself while at the same time discovering new bloggers around the Internet.

I did something similar two years ago, but this one is a bit different since it involves way more bloggers for each post + I get to decide the questions myself. Love it!

First of all: The rules!

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
3. Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked.
4. Nominate 10 new bloggers.
5. Create 10 new questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer in their own posts (if they want to!).
6. Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog (I am going to do it on Instagram).

© Liebster award. Photo by Birgitte BRøndsted


So first of all a big Thank you to Susie for nominating me! I have already mentioned her cool blog on slow and organic living in the past but if you haven't seen it yet do yourself a favour and check it out. You can start by reading Susie's answers to the Liebster Award questions on Ciao Eco Lifestyle.

And now to the questions which Susie asked me:

Where are you from?  
I was born and grew up in Hellerup, which is located right outside Copenhagen, Denmark.

Where do you live now? 
Florence, Italy

What do you do for a living? 

I have studied five years to become an official translator in Italian. I still work as a translator but lucky for me I have also managed to turn my big passion into my profession and I now mainly work as a lifestyle photographer specialized in portraits, interior and travel photography. 

Which flower represent you the best? 

No idea. I love flowers but I find it very hard to see myself as one :-)

Countryside or city life? 

For everyday living definitely city life. 

What’s your ideal holiday? 

In the past it would be exploring cities. Now that I am older and have a daughter I am more into nature and relax. Anything with a beach, beautiful surroundings, great food, local people and very few (other) tourists. 

For a long time my dream holiday has been something as simple as Skagen which is located in the Northern part of Denmark. A small summerhouse, a garden, a beach, a bicycle, simple Danish summer food and nice people. And plenty of time to explore the area with my camera. That would be pretty amazing.

What’s your favorite dish? 

Paper thin pizza from any simple Roman pizzeria.

What are your top 3 passions? 

Photography, coffee, nature

What’s your favorite tv show? 

I don't have a television. I sometimes watch Danish television on the Internet but it doesn't happen often. I'm a big fan of Sex and the City though...

Do you practice slow living? If yes, what is your favorite tip? 

I think my life is naturally pretty slow. It's not something I practice on purpose, but I have always been good at living my life according to what makes me happy. 

To me slow living is more or less the same as simple living and I guess that would be advice: Make everything as simple as possible and focus on the quality in everything you do. Own less and do less but choose well and do it well. 

What’s your life’s motto? 

Always see the positive in things.

And now on to the nominations. I am going to nominate 10 bloggers which I enjoy reading. I haven't been in touch with them before nominating them, so I cannot guarantee that all of them will want to join the challenge but let's hope at least some of them will (and have the time for it).

About that food
Currystrumpet
Dejlige Days
Hjartesmil
Sandra Juto
Simply Danish Living
Solli's lifestyle
Sustainably chic
Sustain daily
Zilberblauw

And the 10 questions I hope they will want to answer:

  1. Where do you live?
  2. What do you blog about?
  3. Why do you blog?
  4. What is your favorite city?
  5. What is your favorite social media and why?
  6. What is the one social media (if any) you just don't like or get? 
  7. Do you think blogging will survive in the future? Why/why not?
  8. What is your number one favorite blog?
  9. What is your biggest dream?
  10. What has been your biggest dream already come true?

Thank you for reading along! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you discovered some new blogs to follow!

Frilandsmuseet | Copenhagen

Frilandsmuseet Copenhagen © Birgitte Brøndsted

Earlier this month in Copenhagen we paid a visit to Frilandsmuseet (The Open Air Museum). I hadn't been here since I was a child and although we visited on a day which turned out to be super rainy it was a great experience.

The museum is part of the National Museum of Denmark and it it huge! It is one of the oldest (more than 100 years old) and largest open air museums in the world.

Here you can visit the homes of rich and poor as they lived in the Danish countryside over the past centuries. You can enjoy the beautiful outdoor locations, and nature and inside the houses you can see how people used to live. The museum has lots of animals as well and it's really an amazing place for big ones and little ones.

It was such a shame that the rain started to pour down. We tried to resist anyway but in the end we had to give up, since we were completely wet.

If you plan to come for a visit choose a day with sunshine and make sure you reserve the whole day for your visit. We only had around 3 hours and we didn't manage to see everything. Also remember that the houses start to close down one hour before the museum closes.

The museum is located outside Copenhagen, just out of Lyngby. Visit the website for more info.

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