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Does it get more autumn-like? The plan was to head over to Frederiksberg Have and shoot these photos, introducing a real autumn boost to the screen. But, damn, it’s a long walk, haha! That’s just too far for now. We’re only making it around our own ‘hood. But that’s also getting pretty autumn-pretty, so nice.
Right now the temperatures are pretty high – 18-20 degrees, and you can even get away with an open jacket. But soon enough it will be time for tea, rice porridge (a special Danish wintry treat with cinnamon; I’ve had that a few times already by now – also at the hospital, potent serving!), chestnut animals (using toothpicks or matches and chestnuts to create small animals to use for decoration). It’s time for more indoor hygge, but, wow, it’s also nice to move around in the great outdoors right now, experiencing the transition. It’s something I miss a lot from running – feeling nature close by, all year round. Something magical happens every month. But especially now; all of the golden tones. I love it so much.
I won’t start running again for a while, but on the other hand I do imagine that there will be quite a few long walks on the schedule – with dog and baby. I’m honestly quite curious to see how that will be possible alone, hehe… But I’m sure it will be fine, right?
in collaboration with Mofibo
Following my parental leave post from yesterday, I don’t have the more conventional ‘throw-everything-you’re-doing-and-return-in-a-year’ kind of leave. I will still be working, even if it isn’t at full speed.
The pace will definitely slow down, a lot of lovely guests will appear on the blog, and then I’m going to be prioritising doing normal ‘maternity leave’ things. Like baby swimming. Maternity leave visits at home. Mothers’ group (we are a small group of women in my network, who have gathered to create our own group). And the thing I’ve been dreaming about the most; good walks with my child in a stroller. I cried when receiving the stroller this summer, haha! The thought of a small human cradled in it, my human. It was big.
And for those walks? Podcasts and audio books!
For that reason, my collaboration with Mofibo is quite perfect, honestly –repeating a previous success. On with a warm hat, gloves, a coffee in my cup holder and a world of audio books at my fingertips. Or, in my ears – because my hands won’t be free any time soon, hehe…
Whether you’re going on maternity leave or just feel like some autumn bliss for your ears, I hope you feel like a little treat – maybe you’re learning Danish? Together with Mofibo, we’re offering a 30-day free trial for new clients – all you have to do is use the code RPD2018 when subscribing. And it’s without binding. The offer is valid through 31 October – so, pretty good timing for the autumn break!
(The stroller is a gift from Cybex)
I have three audio books on my list currently, and I think it will quickly grow longer. Maybe you even have a few tips?
‘Kære Zoe Ukhona’ (‘Dear Zoe Ukhona’) by Pelle Hvenegaard
This has been on my list for a long time! As one of very few men in fertility treatment, Pelle has chosen to go public about it, looking back on the process. It’s pretty cool, and this book is their story and path to becoming parents to their beautiful daughter, Zoe Ukhona. They ended on a different path than we did, but with the same goal of becoming parents. And I want to hear from a man’s perspective how it all felt, to obtain an even greater insight into what Adam has been going through.
‘Jeg er f*cking hot’ (‘I am f*cking hot’) by Renée Toft Simonsen
Preparing to become a mum myself, I’ve been sending my own mum so many thoughts over the past several months.A feeling of being connected with both of my parents in a new way. I consider Renée’s book a nice extension of these thoughts, as a sort of way to understanding my own dear mum even better. ‘Jeg er f*cking hot’ is the story of entering menupause, the transition from being someone’s mum on a ‘living at home’ basis to finding yourself again. Read by Renée herself.
‘Jytte fra marketing er desværre gået for i dag’ (‘Unfortunately, Jytte from marketing has gone home for the day’) by Morten Münster
This is definitely a wild card, haha! A real business book! Perhaps exciting, perhaps super boring, but the title is hilarious! We’re dealing with forty years of research in human behaviour, interpreted and boiled down by Morten Münster. Real life human beings rarely behave like the humans for whom we’re strategising. We rarely do as planned. A ‘small’ handbook to using behavioural design for creating changes around us.