Just a hello from a happy Dane.
a busy happy Dane.
Ok also quite relaxed at times…
Some of you might have noticed that I have been off the grid for a while.
I was simply busy with something called life, so no excuses.
Ohhh yes and that also meant; stressed, depressed, angry, sad, ready to make new choices and finally did so – in other words human.
Almost a year of troubles with my old landlord made me decide it was time to move on.
You can’t win a war against a idiot, so sometimes it’s better to just move on to be able to stay in peace with your self and choose your scene in life, instead of just accepting.
Sometimes these unwanted situations even puts us in a new and better place.
The situation at the old place was so unbearable – that I lived seven months at the workshop on a air bed.
Noise from construction by useless slow workers, dirt, trash, mess and harassment from the landlord and family made it impossible to stay there, the new landlord was like a acid running down the building, nothing nice could grow there and having to look at them every day (they lived in the house), made the moving out choice easy for me.
(Also the fact that the house was of a really poor quality, nice looking on the surface but rain running through the roof, cold like …. in winter, hot in summer, expensive to heat (no insulation), even had rats in the apartment once, rent too high compared to quality, noise from train and cars, fungi, draft, windows that was falling out, lack of cleaning and maintaining, but most of all the bad atmosphere).
This is what happened for me. (The view from my new window).
A good friend helped me with a new apartment. lower rent, a real bathroom, building in good condition, clean laundry facility, situated in a wonderful area, nice people around, a park in the backyard, a garden to BBQ and hang out, I could go on for hours, simply love it here.
(Need I say, I don’t miss the old place, except for a couple of my kind neighbor’s, Kirsten & Ida, but they got a place in my heart now).
This time out of the suburbs and back into the center of Copenhagen.
It’s the most life full area of the city, a melting pot of people and life, but also a peaceful place where now one are with a mask on their face, in other words lovely.
My daughter started high school here in the center also so she is now living with me and I don’t think I need telling you guys’n girls how much I love this too. She is my treasure.
This is from my new street.
Ironically moving into Copenhagen put me closer to the water also, I have five minutes to the water front, where I can swim, relax in the sun by the water or as here bring my kayak in my city cargo bicycle.
Ten minutes later.
Here on tour in the Copenhagen canals.
My God I love this city!
Woodworking has been on hold, but working wood has been part of moving into the new place.
Here the dining room, due to it’s long shape I decided to make a bench.
So my daughter Mathilde and I hauled up 5 meter long battens to third floor out side the window, as I wanted them in one piece.
In this room my surfboard table was perfect and with the bench there are now plenty of room for guests hanging out here.
Also put the table on wheels so it can move around easy.
(The white box on the wall are a box I made to hide the fuse box and electricity).
In the living and sleeping room, I put up the usual IKEA bookcases… Sorry, but they are cheap and easy. ;-)
But I also bought a old set of windows and frame, to create a partition between the functions, just finished setting it up today, now I need panels and painting for it, but I think you can get a feel of it, it really does make the room feel like two and I feel it adds charm also, so I am really pleased.
Also Mathilde have a wonderful room with a little balcony but this is her private. ;-)
Even this new apartment are smaller than the other, it feels bigger, more light, more green, more life, air and most of all a wonderful feel to it.
So with this picture from my little balcony on the other side of the apartment, in the evening atmosphere of this quiet street in the middle of the city, red wine, good tobacco in the pipe, summer and with a big smile on my lips, I wish you all the best and send you my thoughts.
As Arnold would say: ‘I will be back’!
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.