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Asta's Acrobatics

My online journal on what makes me tick. My designs, travel, sports, life and love.

What makes me tick…

Its now been 2 months since I quit my job and I have to say, it was the best decision I have make. Getting out of the hamster wheel and taking my lfe (and hopefully my career) to the next level. Learn to set my values in the right order for me, not necessarily in the order they are supposed to be.

Today I’m completing an Online Marketing course at Bigum&Co and I have to say I’m impressed. I did not think quality education at this level excisted in this part of the world. Each lecturer so far has been excelent and at the end of the day, I’ve been a bit disappointed that the teaching already ended. I want to learn more.  (Plus they serve amazing coffee from Nespresso).

The best part is that I have a couple of projects I can use to practice the learnt theories and maybe/ hopefully soon I can use all this as part of my real job.

86 liters of pure apple juice

We have three large apple trees in our garden and we have held annually a day for family and friends where we harvest all the apples and manually press them to pure apple juice. It has been a huge success and all our city friends love to join us. This year we had two successful teams and many who joined us for the first time.

And the weather could not have been better.

We produced 86 liters of pure apple juice, apple marmelade of different sorts, three apple cakes and some liters of apple sirup. (and maybe some cooked their sirup for too long and ended up with some gele)

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Paint over

I have not had a paint project other than the kitchen for the entire summer so I have been itching to get painting now that I have a bit more time on my hands. With an old house there are lots of corners that need freshning up. Now it was the turn of the carport and fence to get a coat of fresh paint. From beat up grey to black with contrast.

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8 hours later

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(the ladder is holding the rose away from the wall while drying)

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I ran out of paint so the rest will have to be done later on when we start building the extention to the bike shed.

1.9 – Start of a new beginning

After 5 years and 8 months at the same safe job, I decided it was time to take the big leap and challenge myself with something new. It might sound crazy taking a jump to the unknow, but I think now that I have the real chance to figure out what really makes me tick, I got to take this opportunity. On the 28th of August, I told my boss of my new plans. The next day I walked passed my local sneaker pusher Englefødder, and bought these new “I-just-quit-my job-and deserve-new-sneakers” shoes.IMG_3910

I have given myself permission to take September nice and easy, enjoy life and rowing and from then on, I’m looking forward to going full blast to figure out what I will be when I grow up.

1st of September was the start of a new beginning.

CPH days

I’m starting a news series of posts with the title CPHdays highlighting why I am happy to live in this city and call it my home town. Even though  I no  longer live in the heart of the city, but a suburbia called Søborg, its still the place I call my city.

A few weeks back on a sunny Sunday while dad was out rowing, I took my little boy to town by train. He thinks its so exciting to ride the train and talk to people there. We headed to Israel plads for an event  called Designerspace Design og Kunstmarked to look at what upcoming designers are offering. 

However on our way, my little man spotted a police car and started waving. They stopped and asked him to come in with them and gave my little man a experience he has talked about for a few weeks now. I love how approachable and equal this city is. Everybody talked to each other and there is no rank or hierarchy.

CPH-days4 On Israel plads, they had set up the designer market and some container restaurants called Little Copenhagen a concept of outdoor restaurants and entertainment for kids. Brilliant concept which I’m gonna try again soon.

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My boy is not affraid of strangers, even if they look a bit funny.

Spring in Chicago

At work we got a challenge last year, if we reach our budget and a bit over, we get a trip to the US to visit our Headquarters in Milwaukee and a weekend in Chicago. It was an action packed 5 days of seeing sites, working, recovering from jet lag, early morning runs, tornado alerts, steak houses, GT’s seeing old friends….

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Greenpeace – Arctic Sunrise

Last Saturday our little family headed to the city to see the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, which was docking at Amaliehave in Copenhagen. No one can always have their meaning about radical behavior, but have to say, it is good that their passion for nature and surroundings keeps the rest of us informed on what is going on around us. How our surroundings are being treated. Don’t even want to think where we would be without them.

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Keep up the good work.

Saturday morning group therapy sessions

The best way to start the weekend is to get and row with the rest of my ladies. If I’ve had a tough week behind me, I can just leave all my worries in the lake and I’m a better friend, wife and mother after a row.

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Once in a while I get the honor to help out and cox for my husbands crew. Sometimes it can be a bit of a cold trip but as everyone usually is so happy after, it’s my pleasure.

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Richard Mosse – Jeff Wall @Louisiana

Today I decided to dash up to Humlebæk after work to see the discussed exhibitions by Richard Mosse and photos by Jeff Wall.

I LOVE pink color, it really make everything look sweet and happy. But painting landscape from war zones in Congo pink made me a bit speachless. It all looked so beautiful. Very contradicting. Its not supposed to be beautiful…

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Another exhibition in Louisiana was photographs by Jeff Wall. First impression was that these were not that impressive but once one begun to look more carefully were each picture filled with a story that just when on. Could have used an extra hour looking at these pictures. Below my two favorites.

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