She actually came quite some time ago. It was love at first sight for me and I wanted it to be more than just a fling. I was after a permanent relationship but how could I be sure?
What about the culture shock? It must be very hard to give up a comfortable life in the culture rich Old World and contemplate an uncertain future in a little Third world country at the very bottom of darkest Africa; strange people speaking strange languages living strange lives, wide open spaces with dangerous animals, unknown cities with dangerous criminals (well, maybe in Denmark too?)
Would she be able to cope with the organized chaos of my life? And her new dusty home filled with exotic and foreign friends, how would she handle it?
It was meant to be. She immediately connected with all her strange new friends; she enjoys the beauty of the land, the view from the shop’s window and embracing previously unknown timbers. We are happily married!
Thank you Mads! The beautiful kerfmaker you made for me has its own special place in my tool cabinet. I will cherish it until I go to the Big Workshop…
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."