Another post from Tom today about what they got up to whilst I was sick in Copenhagen!
When we visited Copenhagen Fritha was in her first trimester. That meant morning sickness and afternoon naps. It also meant early bedtimes for Fritha, so it was great to be staying in an apartment rather than a hotel. I was able to stay up and peruse the many art books on the shelves and drink my way through some interesting Danish beers from the local Norrebro Bryghus microbrewery. Whilst Fritha rested in the apartment in the afternoon, I took the opportunity to get and do some exploring with Wilf.
One afternoon we strolled down the Stroget (Europe’s longest pedestrianised shopping street). We were on a mission to buy a birthday present for Granny, and Wilf picked out some items in the Danish home store Tiger. He was then rewarded with a visit to the Lego store where we played for a while, before I let him pick out a new Duplo toy for his collection. We then headed to the nearby Orstedsparken, via a couple of vintage shops, to check out the two playgrounds. We then played on the steps at Israel Plads (Wilf loves steps!) before heading home. A pretty good afternoon for Wilf.
The next afternoon was a bit drizzly so Wilf declined to join me outside, instead staying in the apartment to concentrate on his Duplo tower. I decided to explore Vesterbro a bit more and visited some charity shops and kids clothes shops on Istegade. I then headed to the Carlsberg brewery to see the famous stone elephants.
On the Thursday evening Distortion festival came to Vesterbro which meant lots of the streets were closed for street parties. Wilf and I visited the local playground which was packed with local families enjoying some live music. After some dancing, hula-hooping and stilt walking, Wilf put on his ear defenders and we headed off to explore. Wilf particularly enjoyed a Danish punk band and was a hit with some of the crowd.
You can see a little of our time in the city in this video too!