Au revoir Copenhagen and Thank You!

Landed in Vancouver last night after being in my old home Copenhagen –  for 10 beautiful days!! When we left it was 20+ degrees (70 F) and Copenhagen was showing off, maybe to make it harder for me to leave, I don’t know 🙂

I am married to a Canadian and we have 2 wonderful Canadian/Danish teenagers – this is why my life is split between two of the most gorgeous places in the world. I am so lucky, and hugely privileged, but it is always related to both great happiness and great sadness. Fantastic to say “hello” and sad to say “goodbye”- so I cry with happiness when I arrive and cry with sadness when I leave. That is just the way it is.

Let me rewind a bit – Sunday the 29th of April I tied my shoe laces put on my cap and went out to do the wwwp5k, my opportunity being an early morning run in Copenhagen. I enjoyed every minute of the run and took lots of photos along the way. When I got home I wrote my blog, posted it, closed the laptop and went out to enjoy the rest of my Sunday.

Tuesday morning Danish time I got up and with my cup of tea, I turned on the computer – my in-box was flooded with emails from all over the world, hundreds of emails! I was in shock, what was going on?? My stats had gone from 150 on my busiest day to 8700 in a day!!!!

This is what had happened

I have been asking myself “Really?” over and over again over the past couple of  days.

I have been jumping up and down with joy and gratitude too. Most of all I am humbly grateful from the deep bottom of my heart!! Thank you, WordPress for “pressing me freshly”  for giving me this opportunity! Thank you for all the views, thank you for all the “likes” and all the comments, thank you to new followers, I am thrilled to have you here  – Thank you all!!!

I am grateful beyond words at this point, really!!

All this happened while I was getting ready to go – packing and saying good-bye.

and so “au revoir Copenhagen”, with all its beautiful people and places! The last photos I took before leaving Wonderful Copenhagen.

I love the old back yards

And the garden of Rosenborg Castle in the sunshine

Rosenborg Castle dates back to 1606 and houses the crown jewels and the queens soldiers have residence here. It was King Christian IV favorite place to live until his death

All the way round Rosenborg Castle there are these old sentry houses that today are home for small art galleries, cafes, flower shops, designers, jewelers, etc.

Across from Rosenborg Garden is my favorite juice place – Big Apple Juice Bar- owned and run by Christian – I went down there one last time to get myself a “Green Fix with apple” – a delicious juice made with celery, cucumber, spinach and apple- yum!!

While he was busy making my juice I enjoyed the flowers in his shop

Now I am back home with my family in Canada. Tired and happy – my kids have been in the garden to pick these beautiful flowers for me.

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Snapping glimpses of my morning runs And another award

Another award – come on?? Really??  I feel thrilled and excited and also embarrassed for taking the stage again! 3 times in a month!

Thank you, thank you, thank you – Nina from Tabkhetelyom you are the sweetest soul!!! And I am SO grateful!!

As you know if you have visited my site before I enjoy eating mostly plant based foods because I LOVE how I feel when I eat mostly plant-based and I LOVE the scrumptiousness of plant-based foods.

I have shifted the balance on my plate so the main ingredients in my diet are whole foods.  I love to create scrumptious vegan dishes and LOVE to be inspired and create dishes inspired from all over the world! Indian, Chinese, Thai, Lebanese, Greek, you name it – all  spicy, exotic and exhileratingly tasty – a party in the mouth! Nina is a big inspiration – blogging out delicious Middle Eastern dishes from her kitchen. Thank you Nina for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award.

You have to visit – check Tabkhetelvom  out here

The rules of this award are as follow:

In a post on your blog, nominate 7 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
In the same post, include this set of rules.
Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
The  7 completely random pieces of information about myself:

So here we GO –  fireworks, drums and all………… the bloggers that I nominate for The Versatile Blogger Award are:

Zen and Genki

Dudette

Inspiring Healthy Living

My Raw Recovery

Going Dutch

Holistic Me

Meaningful Western Life

CONGRATULATIONS 🙂

Now to the 7 random information about me:

I am trained as a chef and at one point in my life I cooked for celebrities like Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Maryl Streep, Glen Close and more

Asthma put an end to my cooking career and I was really unhappy as cooking is my passion – however today I know it was a gift in disguise. I became a body therapist that led to becoming a psychotherapist and today I am so happy that I can combine everything I know in order to life a healthy life myself as well as inspire others.

I am a morning person and love to get up at 5: for meditation, green juice & a run.

I love reading books and I am usually enjoying 3 or 4 at a time. Right now I am reading “Crazy Sexy Diet ” by Kris Carr – “The gift of Imperfections “, Brene Brown and “The Keeper of Lost Causes” by Jussi Adler-Olsen, a brilliant Danish author.

Meeting in the kitchen and cooking together is something I love so much – the best way to connect.

I was raised with Danish design- and love it!

I plan to run my first marathon later this year.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!