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Another run…this time with company :)

I have to admit that I will not be running the race by myself on the 30th of August, Miss Z (formerly known as our favourite Latte Mum), Miss Legal and Lady T are all running as well.

For todays run in the park, Miss Z joined me and I have to admit that it is easier to run with company, which one can see from the distance we managed today. My goal was to run 100 meters longer than the last time, but it ended up being 350 more.

This even though my whole body was hurting, not only from the Friday session in the park, but also from the Pilates session that me and Miss Z attended on Saturday morning. That is three days in a row people, not really sure what is wrong with me.

One thing I do know, is that tomorrow Monday will be a training free day, otherwise there is no way I will manage the torture session on Tuesday and I think that would upset Miss Z way too much.

And on a final note, for the times I do not have amazing company for my run, awesome music should be available…so please people some input on the best running songs that you know would be great, I need to make a playlist!

Beer · Exercise · IFORM · Quality of Life · UNICEF

Run, run, run!!!

So I just went for my first run in I don’t know how long. Might have been back in the days when I was still orienteering at the age of 15, that would make it 15 years ago. So I didn’t go that far or very fast, but I do think that I can run the whole 5k a month from now.

And don’t forget people, I am running to raise money for UNICEF to assist them with their work for the starving kids in East Africa. Any donation, no matter how small or big, is highly appreciated. You can donate using the below link, and please share it with all your friends as well.

http://www.betternow.org/en/project/carolina

So skip one beer this month and donate that money 🙂

Beer · Copenhagen · Fish n' Chips · Food

Kødbyens Deli – Fish n’ Chips

The expectations on the second round of Fish n’ Chips in Copenhagen were high, mostly due to reviews read on the good old internet, forwarded to me by one of todays fellow judges, Mr Grumpy Jr. It turned out that our expectations were way to high which pleased the other fellow judge of the evening, Mr Grumpy himself, that still claim that The Globe has some of the best Fish n’ Chips in town, and at the moment he is right.

But I guess I am getting ahead of myself now. The target for tonight was a place called Kødbyens Deli, that is located in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district. Just to make sure that we got into the right mindset for a take-away hangout, we stopped by Jernbanecafeen for a beer since everyone knows that Fish n’ Chips is best after a bruski or two.

It turned out that neither of the Mr Grumpies had attended before, and now they finally got to appreciate a small pub with trains everywhere, and their very own beer. With this start of the evening, it almost turned out to a;

Let us judge the sunky Bodegas of Copenhagen!

Rather than a Fish n’ Chips review. But we did manage to get our butts of the couch and onwards and towards food.

The Deli has two versions of their Fish n’ Chips, one for guys and one for girls. The girly version doesn’t include any chips at all but instead you are getting a salad with some cucumber sauce. Needless to say, we all chose the male version.

It also turned out that this cute little take-away place sold wine with the fish, they even had a house wine. We weren’t brave enough to try it, Mr Grumpy Jr quickly settled for the Chardonnay, that he even was kind enough to share.

Getting the food didn’t take too long, but I have to say, and I think the Grumpies pretty much agreed, it was kind of a sad sight. They both agreed that the green stuff showed a sign of effort on the presentation side…I don’t agree. A plastic box rather than newspaper, or just paper! And the food kind of didn’t really fill out the box instead it just made the portion look smaller than it already was.

So the fish, it was Cod which is the correct one. But it also remind you of the fish sticks that mummy made you when you where a kid, the one she pulled out of the freezer. The batter was pretty thick, according to Jr, it was way to thick, which one can agree with when seeing the pic to the left. It does look a little bit like there is more batter than fish, but it was nice crispy batter though.

One can’t talk about the fish without talking about the taste, right? Wrong! It was almost impossible to taste the fish due to all the salt, big chunks of salt.

When it comes to the chips, we might have to reconsider our definition of what a chip is. For the second week in a row we are receiving potato wedges rather than chips. This week we choose to call them mini wedges. They tasted good, a lot better than they looked, but they are still not chips thus no points for crispness. Average on flavour even so.

Enough with the bitching, the service was great, they where polite nice and they let us sit in their take away place to eat the food, it was raining outside so we didn’t really want to go back out there. And as mentioned before, this feels like a proper F&C place so atmosphere scored high, there is definitely a concept here that can be developed.

The scoring however took place in a completely different place, at least I felt awkward sitting in such a small area where they most likely could hear what we where saying, giving low grades on their food. They ended up with an average less than last weeks The Globe, and even though it was cheaper the portions where small so can not give a proper verdict on value for money. Give me a couple of weeks and I might have a formulae for that as well.

If you want to find your way to the Deli, you can find there info here http://www.kodbyensdeli.dk/.

IFORM · Quality of Life · UNICEF

Changing the world one step at a time!

I decided today, one of my spur of the moment crazy ideas, to sign up for a race. It’s not a Marathon or anything like that, it’s only 5k’s and the aim of the race is to have fun, not to win. I am totally out of shape, I smoke and enjoy the finer things in life, so expectations on time are not high. But to make sure that I actually go through with it I decided to make it into a charity event.

The goal is to raise 5000DKK for UNICEF to assist them in their work for the children that are suffering in East Africa. To help me out in this endeavour, you can click here to make a donation. No donation is to small, 10DKK is better than nothing at all, and will certainly appreciate it.

Think it will make us all sleep better at night if nothing else.

Reading

The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole

Where Carmilla sucked me in and I just had to finish the book in a day, the Castle doesn’t really interest me at all.

It might have been the introduction, or the second introduction, or maybe the preface to the first edition or second…

I do think the introductions and prefaces are almost more pages than the actual book, and this far I’m only on chapter two!

Always look at the bright side of life · Beer · Grown-up Stuff · Save the Children · UNICEF · World

Donate Now!

So for all of you that read my previous post. Yes we all do have our problems and issues and Africa is really far away, but a donation isn’t that hard. Skip a beer this month and give the money to people who doesn’t even get a clean glass of water.

I have linked the pictures to the Swedish donate pages for the different organizations (save the children, UNICEF and Red Cross) you can donate there using your credit card, or just go to the local page in your country if you want to avoid the costs for the exchange rate conversion.

It is really easy, and we really don’t have any excuses to not help the people who are not as well of as us.

Grown-up Stuff · Quality of Life · UNICEF

My major serious problems

There are people starving in Africa at the moment, but who cares right? Aren’t they always starving down there? Why don’t they just move rather than live in a desert, of course they are starving. Who doesn’t know that nothing can grow in the desert? And there is nothing but desert in Africa, right? Silly if I can say it my self!

I have real problems right now, problems that I didn’t bring on myself. You see my cleaning lady is on vacation and the replacements just aren’t good enough! Not acceptable at all! I mean, the bed is not made in the right way, dishes not done as they should, and she dared close all the windows before she left!

So you understand, with distress like this, I don’t really have time to worry about Africa.