April 11th 2007 marked exactly one year for Mrembo in Denmark. I had planned on blogging on that day, but life happened.
I really do not know what to say..I am still here …..thank you very much and may be here for longer than I planned… I have no idea what I am saying and why, so I will leave off here.
On another note, remember “thou shalt be named” well good news abounds!
The “government” wrote back and said …..and I quote
“We are glad to include the name Nik…. M…. to the register of acceptable first names database”
I just had a thought. I have always written negative stuff or projected negativity about Denmark, so maybe as a toast to my one year here, I should write about stuff I like in Denmark, so here goes.
- Denmark gave me Big Al 🙂
- Free quality medical care. Compared to the UK, the danish one is really good and cleaner. My experience of bringing Nik into the world was very good (labour aside). We were there for 18 hours and went through 3 shifts of midwives and all 6 midwives were excellent, friendly, polite and professional. The first two did not know that much English but did their best and when stumped Big Al translated. I have nothing but praise for them. I kept saying to Big Al Skjeby Hospital must have one of the best Customer Service training programs. What were the chances of having all 3 sets of midwives being soo good. Even the anesthesiologist was excellent. While inserting the epidural needle into my spine he was trying to get me to relax by joking etc.
- Generally safe environment (though I currently live in the roughest area of Aarhus City)
- Dodgey sense of fashion that I am kinda coming to appreciate… its a kinda dress down dodgey.. can’t even explain it.. but it is growing on me.
- Free school for Nik when he is of age… but I kinda have issues with it.