Easter in Denmark
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Easter in Denmark

Our Easter holiday was spent in Denmark including a day trip to Lund to visit my brother Paul and his family. I brought Erik on a visit to the Karen Blixen museum at ‘Rungstedlund’ (https://blixen.dk), his first visit there but one of many for me. This is one of my favourite museums in Denmark, both because it’s so inspirational to walk through Karen Blixen’s beautiful home with all the fantastic flower decorations, which she loved. The park is also really worth a visit, and it’s both a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary. Karen Blixen is buried at the foot of one of the old oak trees together with her beloved German Shepard. What a life she had, both in Africa and after her return to Denmark. We luckily also had the possibility to take part in the celebration of my Danish cousin Michael Heldrup and wife Helene Wolff on their silver wedding anniversary day (25 years of marriage). They treated their guests with a very nice lunch at Brøndbygård in Brøndbyøster, outer Copenhagen. In their wedding photo album we could see how young we all looked 25 years ago :-). Congrats to Michael and Helene on making it this far, and we are looking forward to the next wedding anniversary at 50 years of marriage!

Photo: Gabrielle. Family lunch in Lund at my brother Paul and wife Helena’s place.
Photo: Gabrielle. Our excellent field assistant Adrian from the fieldwork in Iceland last summer has now decided to study Media & Communication. We wish him all the best of luck!
Photo: Gabrielle. Early morning in Gundsømagle – notice the old stone henge arrangements to the right ‘stendysser’ some 5500 years old.
Photo: Gabrielle. Our dogs, Jörfi and Deli on the morning walk in Gundsømagle.
Photo: Gabrielle. Erik enjoying coffee & cake at the Karen Blixen museum
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum. There are fantastic black & white photos in the house, among others from Rigmor Mydtskov.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum and the well-known menu from the movie
by Gabriel Axel ‘Babette’s Feast’ that was rewarded with an Oscar.
Photo: Gabrielle. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The Karen Blixen museum at ‘Rungstedlund’.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The park belonging to the Karen Blixen museum and the tree where Karen Blixen (and her dog) is buried.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. The park belonging to the Karen Blixen museum.
Photo: Gabrielle. Erik and I served a lamb meat dinner and Erik’s famous Gin & Tonics. Happy Easter!