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Welcome to the world

Our daughter Ella has arrived - October 30th on a sunny autumn morning.   She is very healthy, so we couldn't have asked for more.. Okay, I got an infection during birth, so we had to stay at the hospital for four days.. It wasn't that bad, though;-) It was nice that we didn't need to think of preparing meals etc. ... Read more

Half Danish, half Turkish, totally lucky

Very soon I am going to be a mother for the first time and while me and my beloved boyfriend are waiting for her arrival, I have reflected on how lucky our daughter will be - being half Danish and Turkish.   My boyfriend and I have had many conversations on how to bring her up and how we can best integrate the Danish and Turkish culture in her life. ... Read more

Autumn in Denmark is full of surprises

As you perhaps already know, I am in Denmark now - the country I grew up in. My boyfriend will come visiting me later on, so that is really nice.  I look forward to showing him more of Denmark and he will also meet more of my extended family this time.   Life has been full of surprises the last couple of years. ... Read more

October in Denmark versus in Turkey

A lot of people are having a holiday in Alanya in October. Many people are especially interested to know how the weather is like in October. Since I am in Denmark and enjoying the autumn here, I got this idea of comparing autumn here with autumn in Alanya.   When it is time to relax Last year in Alanya, I went swimming everyday by the sea. ... Read more

Three characteristics about the Danes

I am in Denmark and I will add much more about my time here in my next blog post. In this blog post, I will share what I have observed of changes regarding the Danes, since I lived here in 2012. I have found three characteristics about the Danes and I wonder, if you agree with me or not:-)  The Danes are even more obsessed by living healthy During my time in England and Turkey, I have had difficulties staying updated on all the latest diets and diets books on the market. ... Read more

One year in Alanya

I have just arrived in Denmark - I will tell about my time in Denmark in the next blog post. In this blog post, I will look back at the past year, since I have lived in Alanya for more than one year now.  I would like to give my perspective on what I have learned so far about living here.. ... Read more

The dog, who resulted in a bad grade

I am one of those people, who loves to watch videos from for instance http://3milliondogs. com/ about a lot of amazing dogs, who help blinds, deafs etc. In this week, I will recommend this video about a blind dog, who saves a girl from drowning, if you are in the mood for watching something really sentimental. ... Read more

Four things I have learned about happiness in Alanya

Everyday, I read a lot of debate articles in newspapers. These days I read different people's view on happiness. What is happiness? I will give my own perspective, living in Alanya, where my life has changed a lot from my life in Denmark.   4 things, I have learned about happiness, while living in Alanya You connect with people on a deeper level In this world of social medias that we are exposed to on a regular basis, I think that the relations in general have changed, so that you don't always feel that you connect with people around you. ... Read more

The pronunciation was perfect, the idea not..

I have lived in Alanya in one year now and I love my life here. However, I also miss some of the typical Danish traditions etc. It is nice meeting Danish people here, whether they are here for a holiday or are living here permanently. The other day, me and my boyfriend met with a Danish woman, who was on holiday here in Alanya and she had some Danish books with her that she wanted to hand me over, because I miss having a good Danish book to read. ... Read more

The moment, you are corrected by a 6-years old

The moment, you are corrected by a 6-years old, you realise that even though you are a grown-up, in my case 31 years old, there are things you will never learn.. Silly things in everyday life, which give you a few struggles and make you feel even more awkvard around these "weaknesses". ... Read more