Bryn Cymro

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Christmas Eve, Valby

In the afternoon, C, M and I went for a walk to the nearby park in Valby, past Jesus Church at the end of our little street, where Carl Jacobsen … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 2 Comments


Heavy snowstorms these past few days, the most we’ve had so far. Small children are now being pulled along the footpaths on sleds. On Saturday afternoon we went to Sankt … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment


We moved house on the weekend, from our charming apartment in the by-now familiar suburb of Østerbro to a house in what seems like the wilds of Valby. The disruption … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Shades of Paris

A whirlwind weekend in Paris in late November — quel plaisir! C found a lovely little airbnb apartment in Rue de Dunkerque just down the road from Sacré-Cœur, which was … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment


Moving from southern hemisphere soon-to-be-summer to northern hemisphere winter-coming-soon, what strikes me immediately is the light, or the lack of it, or should I say the subtlety of it. The … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment


The Kastellet in Copenhagen, dating from 1626,  is a uniquely preserved star fortress in the shape of a pentagram. Symmetry might be defined as “A due proportion of the several … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

For all the insomniacs

Goodnight now we’ll sleep (Godnat nu sover vi) Have you ever wondered what you look like when you sleep? The Danish Children’s TV channel DR Ramasjang shows a continuous stream of … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Museum of Copenhagen

The City Museum of Copenhagen (owned by the Municipality of Copenhagen) is housed in the former headquarters of the Royal Copenhagen Shooting Society. Decorated targets adorn the ceiling of the entrance … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

“…a baskit of aprecockes…”

Our third Christmas on Bryn Cymro and we now anticipate with delight the apricot crop. This year’s harvest surpasses all others, the tree heaving with tightly-packed baubles. We picked around … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Miniature Tea-Set

My great great great grandfather Wilhelm Nitschke (his daughter Anna married Carl Robert May) was originally a coppersmith by trade, and came to Adelaide in 1849. Nitschke was born in … Continue reading

May 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Welsh Church

Yesterday I was shown round the Welsh Church in La Trobe Street Melbourne by Bill Jones, who is writing an anniversary history for publication in 2013. Odd that it’s a … Continue reading

May 7, 2011 · Leave a comment
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