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Brick by Brick: Car confidence with Chummy
Dec 17, 2016 7:00 am| by Ben Hamilton

I’ve got used to living in Denmark – it’s been a long time since I accidentally bought yoghurt instead of milk. But until recently there was one major thing I had not been able to face, and that was driving. Balletic bumper racing Cars are expensive here; there’s nowhere to park and cycling is so … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Car confidence with Chummy

Brick by Brick: Apoplectic about perplexing Brexit
Sep 3, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

I get woken up by a news text from DR. I’ve got blurry morning vision and I can’t find my glasses, so I stumble to the window to get better light. I focus on the word ‘forlade’. I am pretty sure it means leave … it does mean leave. Despite my postal vote, the UK … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Apoplectic about perplexing Brexit

Brick by Brick: Keeping up with the Fatbot
Jun 18, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

Lately when I google ailments I keep getting the words “Common among overweight, middle-aged women”. I like being a woman, but find the rest unacceptable. Hikes in black plastic The middle-aged part I can deal with by disputing when that phase of life begins. It’s always ten years off. But there’s the f-a-t thing (I … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Keeping up with the Fatbot

Brick by Brick: “I used to like girls”
May 7, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

The queue is literally a mile long, snaking through Frederiksberg. The line of chattering girls is punctuated every so often by an accompanying dad, standing head and shoulders above the girly crowd with the awkwardness of a meerkat. S & M, cheeky wink x2 My friend Irina and I are chaperoning our daughters to see … Continue reading Brick by Brick: “I used to like girls”

Brick by Brick: Happily well, they can’t stop saying “Hvad”?
Mar 19, 2016 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

Stephanie Brickman made the hop across the North Sea from Scotland to live in Denmark with her distinctly un-Danish family. This 40-something mother, wife and superstar is delighted to share her learning curve, rich as it is with laughs, blunders and expert witnesses.

Brick by Brick: Born to burn
Feb 6, 2016 7:00 pm| by TheCopenhagenPost

Apart from a couple of times in my early teens, I have never sunbathed in my life. Inherently pointless It’s not because I disapprove, it’s just inherently pointless. I am a born redhead; my skin is pale blue with pink tendencies – tendencies that become rampant when combined with sun. In other words, after a … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Born to burn

Brick by Brick: Santa’s stocking just got sinister
Dec 12, 2015 7:00 am| by TheCopenhagenPost

I am being half-deafened by the music in the department store changing rooms. “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening…?” “Have I got any bloody choice?” I mutter at the speaker attached to the polystyrene ceiling. The assistant scowls at me and flicks her ponytail as she officiously slams clothes onto a rail. It’s that time of year again: the festering season. Scrooging … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Santa’s stocking just got sinister

Brick by Brick: Dane-bashers debunked
Oct 31, 2015 7:00 pm| by Chris C

  “It just doesn’t help me,” says my colleague. She’s talking about the age-old expatriate ‘sport’ of Dane-bashing – a good old moan about Denmark and the Danes. In her case, she still has to live here and her husband will still be a Dane when she wakes up next to him in the morning. … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Dane-bashers debunked

Brick by Brick: Choices and compulsions
Sep 19, 2015 7:00 pm| by Chris C

And then there’s my friend Tia,” said Mo. “She’s half-Danish and half-Lebanese, so people often don’t realise she’s a person of colour.” Sergio Rossi’s to blame! “Being half-Lebanese doesn’t make you a person of colour,” I protest. I only met Tia once, but she’s definitely a petite platinum blonde. “And Lebanon is Mediterranean.” I’m going … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Choices and compulsions

Brick by Brick: Bargains abroad, horrors at home
Aug 8, 2015 7:00 pm| by TheCopenhagenPost

I’m just not quite sure how we’ll pack it as hand luggage,” I venture as my husband shows me a metre-tall, bright blue giraffe made from recycled materials. We are in a flea market in Washington DC doing what we at Brickman Towers do best: accumulating clutter. Red faces and noses We are always prone … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Bargains abroad, horrors at home

Brick by Brick: Beware the Danish rental market!
Jul 4, 2015 7:00 pm| by TheCopenhagenPost

  The thing about foreigners, like myself, is that they need somewhere to live while they are here in Denmark. And that, unfortunately, is where it all falls apart for many. I have been super-fortunate, but in solidarity with others I feel I should put pen to paper … or at least finger to keyboard. … Continue reading Brick by Brick: Beware the Danish rental market!

Brick by Brick: Confusion at the cinema
May 30, 2015 7:00 pm| by TheCopenhagenPost

Sex scenes at the movies with Mom? “Gross!”

Brick by Brick: World-beaters at boozing – no wonder they’re so happy
Apr 25, 2015 7:00 pm| by TheCopenhagenPost

Happiness comes in one glass…or several

Brick by Brick: A cat and mouse story
Mar 21, 2015 7:00 am| by admin

My feminist alter-ego is dying an operatic death, draped over the chaise longue of domestic despair.  I not only do the lioness’s share of cooking and cleaning, but somehow I’ve copped the manly tasks as well, like DIY… well, light bulbs anyway. Mission for Dangermouse There’s one exception to this and that’s cameo appearances by … Continue reading Brick by Brick: A cat and mouse story

Brick by Brick: My toxic new year
Jan 10, 2015 7:00 pm| by admin

Stephanie Brickman made the hop across the North Sea from Scotland to live in Denmark with her distinctly un-Danish family. This 40-something mother, wife and superstar is delighted to share her learning curve, rich as it is with laughs, blunders and expert witnesses.

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