After almost two years in Denmark, have I learnt anything?
Difficult to say, but I’ll give it a go:
- Cycling to work, instead of suppurating in a criminally overcrowded and festering train carriage, is infinitely preferable.
- ‘Going out’ doesn’t necessarily mean drinking yourself into a stupor. But I still do it anyway.
- Creativity is a key element of happiness.
- Laughter is always the best medicine. Closely followed by Fisherman’s.
- Love comes and goes, and life is complicated wherever you are.
- But there is something which goes beyond love, and usually lasts longer. When you find it, don’t let it go. It’s unique to you.
- Autumn walks with people you love and/or cherish should be savoured. Especially when followed by tea and cakes and cuddling up on sofas in candlelit rooms.
- Trying to understand all of this, or striving too hard to reach goals that are usually artificially concocted, won’t get you anywhere.
- If you can be light, and still easily carry the weight of your past, and yet shed it at your leisure, you will be closer to wherever you’re headed.
- Believe in yourself.
- Always build snowmen, run through piles of leaves, roll down hills, and also try and climb trees.
- Sitting outside a cafe with a blanket over your knees doesn’t mean you’re old. Or gay. But it might be a little bit twee.
- Thinking you’ve arrived is usually a sure sign of the opposite.
- Drinking champagne in the afternoon probably isn’t a good idea when you have access to a keyboard and a blog.