Danish Heatwave is coming!


“Wow, have you seen the weather forecast?  We’re in for a heatwave come Thursday!”  That was the conversation I had with my vinterbadning (winterbathing) buddies this morning as, tugging our bathrobes tightly around us, we attempted to remove the last of the snow from the bathing bridge steps…  [If you want to see what our bridge looked like a few weeks ago go read Winter bathing – who wants a slushice?]

And how high will the temperatures get?  A whole six degrees (43f) – woop, woop!  😉  We’ve got off fairly lightly this winter – only a very few occasions when snow has stopped the traffic.  Only a fortnight when the sea froze over and we weren’t able to get into the water for our daily skinny dip.  But, unfortunately, it’s been a very long grey and dull winter – and we’ve had below zero temperatures for months…boo!

But spring is definitely on its way.  I know this because the first Danish heralds of forår are the tiny yellow erantis.  And they’re popping up all over my garden…

Heralds of spring...erantis!

Heralds of spring...erantis!

You’ll see them everywhere.  Often beside vintergækker (snowdrops).  Which, incidentally, you’re soon going to need if you’re going to follow the singularly strange but sweet Danish tradition of sending a Gækkebrev or Secret Snowdrop Letter!

Vintergækker (snowdrops) and erantis

Vintergækker (snowdrops) and erantis

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Diane 🙂



By Diane • February 26, 2013
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  1. Posted February 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm by Paula Vilarino | Permalink

    Dear Diane!

    Congratulations on your blog! I really enjoy reading it 🙂

    Kind regards,


  2. Posted February 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm by Karen | Permalink

    Thank you for another great post. Love early spring, gækkebreve, and snow! Not too keen on the winter bathing though.

  3. Posted February 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm by Estera | Permalink

    hi,I really like your blog, but I would like to write to you something, please, where I find email to you? Thank you so much.
    Kind Regards,

  4. Posted March 1, 2013 at 11:19 am by Diane | Permalink

    Estera, you can write to me via the ‘comments’ section – all comments have to be approved by me, so it won’t be visible to anyone else. If you’re request is about moving to/working in Denmark, then check out http://www.workindenmark.dk 🙂

  5. Posted March 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm by Araceli Santos | Permalink

    dear Diane,
    Thank you for your blog, that helps me so much to understand this country and why do they do what they do.
    I laugh very much with your comments.


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Never too serious but always informative, Diane is a Scot who moved to Denmark in 1998. Author of "Death comes to Strandvig", a Scandinavian cozy crime novel. Mentor at FlyladyPremium ...