Summer holiday is officially over. Has been for two weeks, although I have been back for over three weeks now. We had a lovely time visiting family and friends in the US and Germany, but we made three important discoveries during our five weeks away from home: 1) Never leave home for five weeks at a stretch, unless relaxation time is built into the final several (ideally 4-5) days; 2) Related to the latter, admit upfront that holidays like this are TRIPS and not VACATIONS – this stops unrealistic hopes and expectations dead in their tracks; 3) Holiday to the US with four people is expensive and therefore only doable every 2 years.
I have had every intention of getting back into the routine of writing my weekly Aal around Aalborg post but haven’t managed, due to other demands on my time. One of these is a presentation I will give next Tuesday, 23 August at the main library: ‘Are you new to Aalborg?’ From 16:00 to 17:30 all who are new (or relatively new) to the city are welcome to come and hear me give some tips on what is important when you move here, how to tackle common challenges as a newcomer to Denmark, and myriad other things – a potpourri of help, if you will. There will be plenty of time for questions. And if you don’t know the library at all (a superb community gathering place and service provider), there will be a tour you can join in the last half hour. So please come! And I’ll be back to business with the blog at the end of next week. Promise. Find out more about the event here.