Learning Danish is challenging; I’m not making much progress without a teacher. Relying on on-line courses it’s hard to properly engage. With no-one to talk to, my own Danish is silent, spoken only in my head.
But – so many words are familiar! A Danish word sounds somewhat like an English word, and then it is! I guess a meaning, and yes, I’m right! Sometimes it’s similar – ‘glæde’ looks like ‘glad’ and in fact, it means happy!
Some time ago, an interest in English dialects led me to the northern word for spider, ‘attercop’ – and in Danish it’s ‘edderkop’!!
April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.