Denmark Day 1

30 08 2010

This morning (bright and early at 5:15am) Bernard came over to our house to pick me and mum up, and off we went to the airport to get a 6:30am flight top Billund. We managed to make it on time (got the Emergency Exit Seats…we were some of the first people from the non-priority queue) and off we left on a pretty uneventful flight.

We landed on time (dodorodododo…this is another ontime flight with Ryanair hihi) and met Ann, Michael and his parents at the airport. We left Billund and made our way to Odder, to visit Michael’s sister Majbrit and her newborn baby Mai (it was the first time Michael saw her too 🙂 ). There we had lunch…smørrebrød…the traditional Danish open sandwiches…and chatted. The sandwiches were not too bad, actually quite good.

Once Michael’s other nephew, Magnus, came home from school, we then left (me, Ann, Michael, mum, Michael’s parents and Magnus) to go to the Marselisborg Dyreave (Deer Park). There we fed the deer carrots. They come to eat from your hand and were soooo cute :D. After this we went down to the beach nearby and skipped rocks.

We then made our way back to Odder, where we left Magnus at home, and then started our way to Toftlund…Michael’s parents’ house. We have now arrived, and me and mum chose our room (we have separate rooms….and Ann and Michael get to stay at the neighbours’ haha). We got a tour of the house (VERRRRY NICE) and now are waiting for dinner to be ready.

I will hopefully be able to update you with photos soon…I should be getting a camera tomorrow…Ann brought her old one to give to me…but it has no batteries…so tomorrow will go buy batteries….But Maichael’s father took plenty…

Off to eat


Why oh Why!

29 08 2010

Why is it, that now that I am off work, and have a holiday planned next week, my immune system decided it needs a break. Yesterday I woke up feeling poorly…my throat was sore, and had a low grade fever all day :(…please note that I just went to the doctor two weeks ago, and finished the course of antibiotics he had given me last Thursday :@. Well, I called my doctor, and he gave me some more antibiotics (hope they will help). Today I woke up still with the slight fever. Took my antibiotics, a panadol, and tried to relax a bit. Now a few mins ago, my bowel movements decided they wanted to participate in this malady. AAAAAAAAAA….Tomorrow morning at 6:30am, I have a flight to Denmark. Me and mum are going to visit my sister’s boyfriend’s parents, and also have some time in Copenhagen. I did not want to be sick…but with the low grade fever and sore throat I think I could manage. However, this new development is making me worried…I have a 3hours 15mins flight, and I want no surprises….Let us see how it goes 😀

Wish me luck!

My New Baby in Malta

26 08 2010

…or so I at least hope 😀

Well, Mina, was visiting London, where she stayed at my sister’s place for some days. She (luckily) had some available luggage space so she brought my new baby HOME! She arrived in Malta yesterday evening, and I will hopefully meet up with her sometime in the coming days…will see how it goes…WEEEEEEEEEEEE

Mapping Science: Malta

25 08 2010

Yesterday, my sister contacted me saying she came across this initiative to map places of scientific interests around the world. She asked whether I would be willing to help her out, and I immediately agreed. However, we decided to map all places  of scientific interest in the Maltese Islands, rather than just 1 city.

We both enjoyed working on it…we searched online and looked up info, and searched our brains to fill up the blanks of the places of scientific interest in Malta (and Gozo). We mentioned the major museums, libraries, educational institutions, laboratories, nature reserves and councils/foundations which are related to science.

I look forward to getting access to other maps…perhaps someone can do the Denmark/Copenhagen one, Strasbourg or Dublin one…I will be visiting these countries next month, and would be cool to be able to have such a map.

Please see the blog post where this map has been listed here. Do not hesitate to comment and do any additions/changes to this map.

You can also see the map here: