Denmark Online Groups: Weekly round-up, week 17

The most recent update to the online groups featuring content about Denmark, Danes or Danish has been posted. See this post for highlights and link to the stats.

The most recent update to the online groups featuring content about Denmark, Danes or Danish has been posted at http://bit.ly/dkgroups.

Notable developments include:

  • Danmark Unlimited (Xing-based): is still #1 and outgrew the closest competitor DABGO by 30 new members.
  • The looser of the week was the Facebook group “Denmark”, which lost 9 members.
  • The fastest growing country for the Danes Abroad Business Group Online (DABGO) was Great Britain, which gained 7 members.
  • Most growth was achieved by the “Danmark Unlimited” group on Xing with an impressive 48 new members.
  • Highest percentage growth was achieved by the “Danmark” sub-group “Expats in Denmark” which increased by 16,13%.

Head over to http://bit.ly/dkgroups for more details.

Denmark Groups status and growth, week 16 update

The most recent update to the online groups featuring content about Denmark, Danes or Danish has been posted. See this post for highlights and link to the stats.

The most recent update to the online groups featuring content about Denmark, Danes or Danish has been posted at http://bit.ly/dkgroups.

Notable developments include:

  • Danmark Unlimited (Xing-based): is still #1 and outgrew the closest competitor DABGO by 3 new members and 0,04%.
  • The looser of the week was one of the Facebook-based Denmark groups.
  • The fastest growing country for the Danes Abroad Business Group Online (DABGO) was…. Denmark!?
  • Most growth was achieved by the “Danmark” and “Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland” groups on LinkedIn with 28 each.
  • Highest percentage growth was achieved by the DABGO group “DABGO Belgium”.

Head over to http://bit.ly/dkgroups for more details.

Broken Wrist Update

So, since last time I wrote a few things have happened. One of the things that always happen around end of July is the end of the fiscal year at Cisco. This is a big thing and certainly requires a lot of extra effort.

This year even more so, as I broke my wrist in an accident at the beginning of July. After a bit more than a week of waiting I got an operation on the 20th of July. The illustrative photos can be viewed below:

Today I’ve been to the hospital for a review and am happy to say that this is the first time in almost a month that I use a keyboard with two hands – and that with the doctors’ approval. It does feel a bit weird, but goes a lot faster than just typing with one hand! In addition the stitches have been removed, so now all I have is a nice 7,5 centimeter scar to prove that I have a plate in my hand. Oh, and I feel one of the screws going through the bone and out on the other side…

Today I picked up on something new. Flickr seems to be working on some geotagging compatibility with Google Earth that makes it possible to view your Flickr geotagged pictures in Google Earth.

Pretty neat!!

Thanks to Geobloggers for telling how to do this – check out the description here and my always updated geotagged flickr feed here.
Hoping to get back in training soon and keep on working that fitness level. Looks like it will be mostly cardio for now as lifting weights is a bit out of the question with a weak wrist. Good anyway as it seems that Martin and I will be heading off towards the (hopefully) sunny South to do some cycling towards the end of the year.

Should be loads of fun!

Ris a l´Amande – anyone ?

OK, so it’s christmas once again and earlier this year (in fact in June) Jolanda and I needed a Dutch recipe for this extremely delicious Danish Christmas dessert. We found it at the Girl in the Café, who’s formerly been living in Århus, Denmark. She luckily had it in her folders from her old Århus Live Blog. Check out her post about it here and the actual recipe in Dutch here.

Jolanda & Jakob: Just Married

Jolanda & Jakob Jolanda and Jakob got married and became Mr. and Mrs. Thusgaard. We had a great day in the Thamerkerk and Hotel Restaurant Het Rechthuis in Uithoorn. Visitors from Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, and Norway made the day absolutely unforgettable.

Have a look at the whole thing over at this site.

The wedding was followed by an amazing honeymoon to Thailand – this time without the bikes. The honeymoon pictures are available on the wedding pictures site as well.

The Boys Came Around

We’re now less than a week away from getting married, and on Saturday the 5th The Boys carried out a surprise hit to kidnap me from all our planning and doing – for the Bachelor’s Day!
Starting out with beer for breakfast is not really my usual first choice, but for a bachelor that’s the only right choice, and everybody in a happy mood we went for the cars to go… where??

De Boerinn is a farm somewhere in the center of the Netherlands, which offers all sorts of activities. One of the activities they offer is to provide an unsafe environment for bachelors. The Boys did their best to help De Boerinn live up to their mission statement and frequently threw myself and eachother into the muddy waters around the farm.

What do you need when you’ve been falling into the water. More beer it would seem, and we moved from De Boerinn south to Utrecht, which has some cozy cafés in the city centre.

After an exhausting afternoon in the polder and drinking beer in Utrecht, Het Nachtrestaurant at Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht was the restaurant of choice to fill our empty stomachs and prepare us for the night.

Finally we went into the night – first in Utrecht, later in Amsterdam – and the rest of the story has got to be left to your imagination. We promised eachother that I’m the one who knows what happened. And I’m not telling ! 😉