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A Dash To Denmark Before The Lamp Season Starts!

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A Dash To Denmark Before The Lamp Season Starts!

Covid has affected us all in so many ways and Scandiwegians has been no exception. Travel restrictions meant we couldn't visit Denmark for a whole year.

When we finally could travel to Denmark, in September 2021, we had to rush there to collect all the stock that was waiting for us, get it back to the UK, prepared and online ready for our busiest time of the year - The Lamp Season!

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 4: Denmark to the UK

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 4: Denmark to the UK

We left on a Sunday morning and the drive southwards towards the German border was relatively normal. We had seen that the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, that we would normally drive through, was Germany's worst affected so we were keen to fill up on petrol on the Danish side of the border, but other than that things seemed little different to usual. We had been expecting that Germany might man its own side of the border in response to Denmark's action, but there was no visible presence as we drove into Germany. The Danish border was on Corinna's side...

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 3: Leaving Denmark

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 3: Leaving Denmark

Mid way through our second week in Denmark, the state broadcaster DR (Danmark's Radio) announced that Prime Minister Mette Frederikson would be speaking to the nation that evening. Italy was already in lockdown and other European countries were closing schools and imposing restrictions on public gatherings. We already had a sense of what was coming. That evening, Denmark's remarkable young Prime Minister calmly, but with the appropriate balance of conveying the gravitas of the situation whilst seeking the buy in of her population, advised that the country was going into partial lockdown to try to prevent the spread of the virus. It...

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 2: Denmark

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 2: Denmark

We had a wonderful time in Denmark. As always my parents looked after us so well that it almost gets embarrassing and we tell them they really don't need to take such good care of us and make us such wonderful food. My parents live in a seaside town that still has a traditional working fishing harbour. My dad loves to go to the fishmongers on the harbourside that sells an amazing range of seafood, both fresh off the boat and freshly smoked or otherwise prepared on the premises. When we visited last summer the fishmonger saw Corinna's delight at the...

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 1: The UK to Denmark

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An Unusual Journey Home - Part 1: The UK to Denmark

We had long since booked in to spend the first two weeks of March with my parents in Denmark, sourcing stock and spending family time together. When we left the UK on the Euro Tunnel the Coronavirus was already in the news but didn't yet seem a reason not to travel the relatively short distance to my family in Denmark. Despite that, and with our thinking focused by the fact that I have asthma, we took hand gel/wipes, resolved to stop as few times as possible and to maintain social distance when we did stop. The journey to Denmark was relatively...

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