Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cafe Copenhagen

Last wednesday (still in France) we drove to Antibes along the coast. Antibes is a nice touristy town with sandy beaches. I had a tuna sandwich (again!). Later however we noticed a cafe with "Søbogaard" juices in the window. And Lise heard someone speak Danish. Then we noticed the name of the Cafe. "Cafe Copehagen". It was a very trendy cafe - with stylish interior and a cosmopolitan menu. Smoothies, bagels, søbogaard juice and ice moccachinos.
The two girls who served were very busy. One was the owner and the other was a friend of the owner who acted as stand-in, as the day was unexpectedly busy, apparently.

The owner and the friend were both Danish and the cafe had been open for only three months. Lise and I shared a smoothie and tasted a chiliflavored bagel. But we noticed that the ice moccachino looked very delicious also.

While making the smoothie the owner asked me "haven't I seen you somewhere before? Somewhere in Nord-Sjælland?". This is pretty funny because Lise thinks that I say that a lot (after an unfortunate episode where I couldn't quite place Mette Vestergaard). Apparently the owner had danced in Værløse also (though not with me, I think). Small world.

Oh - and next time I go to Antibes, I think I'll skip the tuna sandwich and go for something more exciting and delicious at Cafe Copenhagen.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

New foods in France

I've noticed a few changes since I was in Nice last (May 2004).

1. More organic foods. I managed to buy organic milk (only whole milk), organic cheese, organic baguette and another bread. And organic chocolate. On signs by roads I have also seen advertisements for at least two organic supermarkets eg. www.satoriz.com (currently broken).

2. Apparently "Thon au naturel" has become the common thing. I eat a lot of tuna sandwiches on vaccations. Earlier they would always be with oily tuna. This year they were all with tuna in water.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Vaccation in Nice

The vaccation in Nice is just about over. Tomorrow Lise and I will fly back to danish weather. Meh. The stay was good however. And I think I coined a new word: "søl" (pronounced with a short ø, as in "øl"). It describes the taste I had when I ate a scoop of Corona-beer-sorbet. "Wow, it tastes like søl".

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Great course in journalistic writing

Today I attended a course in journalistic writing. It was arranged by the editors of "scient" - a student magazine for the facculty of natural sciences.

he course was great. It was well done. About 20 people attended, mostly science students. First we had an introduction to journalistic writing. Then a little more theory. Then we were divided into four groups, and each group was given some background info on an interview subject. We discussed how to prepare the interview with an instructor(and prepared it). Then we performed the interview. Then we had some do's and don'ts of language.

After that we wrote an article from the interview. Finally we had some more theory and some polishing of the article and prestentations of the articles of the four groups.

So what was so great about the course? Hmm, everything just worked very well. The presentations were interesting, relevant and not too long. The interview subjects were "real" with real, interesting stories. The group-work worked very well. The instructor present during our group-work was attentive and engaged, and guided our work well.

The course was free, but the scient-team could easily have charged for it. Maybe I'll pay to go again next year.