A FAREWELL TO MY LAST DANISH KRONE

Our last day in Copenhagen; a last day of £4 Starbucks (with no refills), relentless Danish efficiency and cheerfulness, and a last view of the Marriot from our Youth Hostel. We were off on a FlixBus to Lubeck.  170 miles, 4 hours, £25, and a free ice cream at the Ferry crossing. You can’t beat free ice… Continue reading A FAREWELL TO MY LAST DANISH KRONE

COME TO MILTON KEYNES

  I need a break from writing about keg Scandi-pubs, so here’s a quick immediate report from the Cask Mecca that is Milton Keynes. I’m always keen to do justice to our underrated towns, as long as they’re not Maidenhead.  MK has the benefit of open spaces, canalside pubs and iconic sculpture, but the central shopping/business… Continue reading COME TO MILTON KEYNES

“INTERESTING VALUE” IN HELSINGBORG

On Day 4 we travelled to Sweden. We had to, really, I’d bought nearly £100 in Swedish Kronor. Mrs RM wanted to take “The Bridge” to Malmo, but it would have blown our chocolate budget, so Helsingborg it was. Perhaps walking the bridge or swimming to Malmo would have been the quicker route.  Rail closures beyond the… Continue reading “INTERESTING VALUE” IN HELSINGBORG

THE FULL NORREBRO CRAFT EXPERIENCE

Mrs RM had had enough after an hour on the Netto boat from Nyhavn being told to duck under successively lower bridges. But I insisted we get full value from our Copenhagen Cards and dragged the family round the Kunsthal Charlottenborg for the obligatory modern art.  Alongside the Hitler Cats, there’s the rather more pleasing “Lifejackets… Continue reading THE FULL NORREBRO CRAFT EXPERIENCE