May 20, 2009
This is the end
It's been three and a half long months since the last entry. I'm writing this current one from the (relative) comfort of seat 55, coach 28 of the Thalys high-speed train from Brussels-Midi to Paris Gare du Nord. The well-informed among you may be aware that the Thalys is basically the same design as the French TGV, its only distinction being its longer run (between Paris and Amsterdam, essentially). The attentive among you will surely be aware that something has changed in my life. "No more beatings? No recent eviction attempts? No accidents or thefts?", I hear you proclaim, incredulously.
Fate has decided (for now) to treat me a little more kindly than it did over the last six months. My new girlfriend lives in Paris, in a small-but-comfortable top floor apartment. I have a new job, managing research data for a mid-range Belgian biotech company. Summer is approaching, as evidenced by the 25C temperatures outside and the greenness of the fields we are zipping through at 186mph (OK, we're dawdling right now because of the late train in front of us) and I will be driving with the aforementioned girlfriend to the Loire Valley tomorrow to go hot-tubbing, chateau-spotting and haute-cuisine-consuming for four days.
So it is with a sinking heart that I have to tell you that I will be closing down this blog at the end of the month. It no longer seems appropriate, having absented myself from the ancient Kingdom of Denmark, to be updating a blog about my life in Denmark.
Calm yourself. Let your breast remain unbeaten, your hair untorn and your garments unrent. For there is salvation, gentle one.
I'm looking for a name for it, some portmanteau of "Daen", "Paris", whatever ... but it will live at http://www.daen.fr ...
That's all for now ... for some reason we are at a standstill and the bar is open ...