The things that really matter

18/05/2016

When I was younger, I had the travelling bug and couldn't get out of here fast enough. I finished school, and off I went to London - and ended up staying for 11 years, travelling all over the world, seeing everything. But every year I also loved coming back home, to the familiarity of everything, and to be with the people I loved the most.

I often received parcels from my mother - with favourite snacks and treats, and it made me happy, but also melancholic at the same time, and made me miss my family at home.
I lived in London for 11 years, and I loved it. The fast pace, and the many exciting things to see and do worked well for me and my outgoing persona.

But things change, and when I became ready to have my own children, I wanted to go home. Home where my heart lived. After being an expat for more than 11 years, it was a bit of a shock to move back to "Little Old Denmark". Everything seemed so provincial, and the Mr. and I had to learn to live in a 'new' country with a brand new baby.

We have been here for more than 10 years now, and to be honest, I don't miss living in London anymore. We go back a lot to see family and friends, and there we get a taste of the life we once had, but a slower, simpler life is what we want now. For ourselves and our daughters.

Copenhagen and Denmark have soo much to offer in terms of the 'great outdoors' sustainable living, and taking care of each other, the animals and the planet.  As you know I am a big advocate of the Danish concept of HYGGE, and will try and teach you how small but deliberate changes can make the ordinary simple day pleasures seem extraordinary. I am working very hard on a new project and I can't wait to share it with you. So please watch this space - and take care of each other.


SIMPLY HYGGE - Anya Jensen Photography





6 comments:

  1. Hi Anja, I don't know you lived in London for 11 years. Always a place I like visiting.
    And true about simple joys - look forward to learning more,
    Susan

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  2. I look forward to your new project.
    Have a beautiful days-
    There, what is so beautifully.
    Jarka

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  3. I love your hygge prompts :) Ill be staying tuned.

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  4. Ah, London-story of my life :) Have lived there as well, just next to Russell Square underground station. In your next post tell me what your mother sent (!!) Just being curious-I had my own Finnish treats that I wanted :) Have a good weekend!

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  5. Home is where the heart is! Moving back to the roots after a whole lot of years is the best thing I ever did also. So undestanding you completely. :) Curious to hear about your new project! Have a nice summer!

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