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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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A Day Off At The Seaside After Working All Week At Brentford FC

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A Day Off At The Seaside After Working All Week At Brentford FC

As well as Scandiwegians, I also have a 'day job' I do when my services are required. It's installing and maintaining electrical tv broadcasting equipment at major sports grounds like Wembley, Wimbledon and English Premier League ("EPL") football grounds. June and July is the peak period as that's when the EPL isn't playing, so work can be done on their grounds. How much work is required, so whether they need me, depends on which teams get promoted to the EPL each year. This year Brentford*, a team that had never been in the EPL before, got promoted so they needed a new installation. Brentford is in London,...

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The Scandiwegians Return to The Gingerbread Cottage Part 2

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The Scandiwegians Return to The Gingerbread Cottage Part 2

All about the return of the Scandiwegians to our beautiful old cottage in Reigate Surrey England. We discuss our bathrooms and flooring choices on a tight budget. Our Gingerbread House is a bit of a mix of styles that we call Victorian Cottage meets Scandinavian Modern, which may sound strange but we think works rather well.

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The Scandiwegians Become Excluded

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The Scandiwegians Become Excluded

When I moved to the UK ten years ago, I studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Straight after graduating, I got work as a technician, installing and maintaining the fibre optics used to broadcast sports events, primarily English Premier League football matches. It was good to travel all around the country (and even overseas) but it meant a lot of time away, and working outside in all weathers, often in cramped and dirty conditions - we are often called to repair cables that have been chewed through by rats! Meanwhile Corinna commuted every day into London's financial district to work as an...

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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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