The Toga Party

We went to a Toga party in Vejby close to Tisvildeleje in Northern Sealand. It had been some 30 years ago since I had been to the last Toga Party. This time it was at a 20 year birthday. A daughter of some of your good friends. They are always having good parties. Sheets and leave wreaths on and then off we went to the party with great people, food and ancient greek sport challenges. One of them was archery. Remark the one legged style. A sure winner…   The toga has its roots in garments worn by the Etruscans and the Greeks. The Greeks had worn a lengthy cloak called the himation, and the Etruscans, early inhabitants of the Italian peninsula, had adapted this...

Walk With Dog

When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. Are the dog actually thinking are is it just learned things upon it´s basic instincs? I know that a dog can figure things out. It can certainly learn lots of things and it can learn to understand great parts of our language too. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. A dog is always there for you and it is happy to see you when you come back. It is hard to find a greater devotion from any other creature. It is loyal, faithful and gives so much love. Yes it want´s your attention, but it also gives you...

Run Swim Run

I know I am very special about running in the heat. I love it. I love when the sweat is running from me and I can feel that my skin is doing what it can to cool me down. But before I go for a run in the heat I am very aware that I have to drink a lot before I go. If I run less than 20 km I usually don´t have water with me. If you are the type to dehydrate, feel dizzy or uncomftable in the heat, don´t do it. Run early morning or in the evening. The weather has been just great in this weak and perhaps that is why I have intensified my activity...

All You Need Is Love

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.       Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Today I will write some wise words about love. Well mostly it is other people´s wise words about love I will write to you. Why write about love? Perhaps love is the thing that most people have been writing and singing about in human history. That must make love very important right? So we can agree on one thing. Love is very important and takes up quite a bit in every peoples life. Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great.       Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693) We can´t be true caring sensitive and wise humans without love. It is very...

Fantastic Plants – The Great Mullein

Today I will tell you about an extraordinary plant. It is called Great or common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus). In danish “Filtbladet Kongelys“. Two years ago I found a much smaller plant than the one I show you below. I digged it up and planted it near my fireplace in the east end of the garden. After a few month the plant had spread to the whole garden and one of them had begun to grow quite fast and heavy beside the greenhouse. Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a two-year plant, that only flourishes the second year. After that it dies. It grows wild in all Europe, North Africa and parts of Asia. Great Mullein is used as a ornamental plant...