On Friday I stepped on the plane to Aarhus, 24 hours later I was back in London. This was a final visit to clean up the 12 boxes of Danish life I still had left there. After not having seen their content for 2 years now, it was time to sort it out and move on.
Here are some random observations:
- It seems that Aarhus is less mobile phone obsessed than London.
- Very weird to see yellow busses in stead of red ones, even though I have travelled in the yellow ones for 10 years
- I still love the holes in the Danish coins.
- I had to drive on the left side, which went fine. The only time I got confused was on roundabouts!
- I found a film roll container filled with 20 kr. coins. It paid for dinner at this Pizza Hut, the one I ate in when I was about to leave for London. And also 2 years ago I had found a collection of 20 kr. coins. Weird!
- In 24 hours in Denmark I have transformed the 12 boxes and 3 big bags containing my 10 years of Danish life into 1 big bag. The rest has been either delivered to the Red Cross (think they had a good day) or the garbage.
- These badges are now forever gone …
- Things I got reunited with: a big stack of DVDs, Still Crazy – the script and some other Billicious stuff, my walking boots, my binoculars (they come in handy next weekend), a Jonathan Livingstone Seagull tea towell, and my bag with 15 or so Snoopy miniatures. Yes, I am 12.
- And I no longer own a single bit of TV-2. Of course I still have all their music but all the cds, vinyl singles, 12”s have been sold. They do still owe a bit of my heart though, and I look forward to hear and see them in Shepherd’s Bush in November.
- When I flew back home I could just about spot my favourite Danish lighthouse from the air.
So that was that then, all strings to Denmark are cut, and everything I own (which really is not much anymore) is in my room in London. Such freedom.