Canberra Botanic Garden

IMG_4549Nød min lørdag eftermiddag i CanBerra Botanic Garden med en god veninde. En have med blomster, træer og planter fra forskellige steder i Australien. Vi havde lækkert vejr og en sjov og god dag. Heldigt min veninde arbejde med træer og derfor kunne fortælle mig en masse spændende ting om det hele. Lidt som at have sin egen guide som samtidig er godt selskab. Det er altid godt at lære noget nyt. En rigtig god dag!

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Translation: Enjoyed my Saturday afternoon in Canberra Botanic Garden with a good friend. It’s a place who has all sorts of different plants, flowers and trees from all over Australia. We had lovely weather and a good and fun day. Lucky for me, my friend works with trees and therefore she was able to tell me a lot about all of them. Like having my own guide which on the same time is good company. It’s always good to learn something new. A really good day!

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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

IMG_4425Tilbragte min fredag i godt selvskab med en rugby kamp med gode venner, øl, danseri og en masse sjov og ballade til langt ud på natten. Lørdag morgen kl. 5.00 ringede vækkeuret, fordi jeg absolut ville til Canberra Balloon Spectacular, som begyndte at sætte luftballonerne op kl. 6.00. Så op i noget varmt tøj og afsted det gik. Det var super flot og en fantastisk oplevelse at se så mange forskellige og flotte luftballoner stige til vejrs sammen. Må indrømme, at da jeg nogle timer senere lå tilbage i sengen for at sove inden dagens næste planer, var meget glad for at vi tog afsted. Hvis ikke det kostede en halv formue at komme op at flyve med sådan en, så havde jeg helt sikkert gjort det!

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Translation: I spent my friday at a rugby match with some good friends, beer, dancing and a lot of fun until early in the morning. Saturday morning at 5am it was up again, because I decided  wanted to see Canberra Balloon Spectacular, which started at 6am. Up and get dressed in some warm clothes and out. It was really beautiful and amazing to see so many fantastic balloons get up in the air at the same time. I have to admit, that when I after I few hours was back home in my bed sleeping, it was all worth it waking up so early to experience it. So happy I did it even though I was so tired!

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6 things to do this weekend

IMG_4387Som tiden dog flyver afsted. Nu er det fredag igen og endnu en gang weekend. Da jeg kun har 4 weekender tilbage i Australien før min hjemrejse, så gælder det om at få gjort en masse ting og få udnyttet tiden. I denne weekend har jeg lidt forskellige planer, som alle er nogle jeg ser frem til !

  1. Jeg skal tilbringe min fredag aften med nogle søde piger til en rugby kamp
  2. Stå tidligt op lørdag morgen, for at se luftballoner over Canberra og nyde morgenmaden ved solopgangen.
  3. Bage lækker pæretærte og nyde den med god samvittighed
  4. Nyde en stille stund med en god bog i solen
  5. Tage i Canberra Botanic Garden i det gode vejr
  6. Endnu ikke besluttet om søndagens træning bliver en svømmetur eller en tur i fitness – måske begge dele i denne omgang bliver aktuelt..

Håber I får en god weekend !

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Translation: The time is really flying fast at the moment. It’s friday again and weekend for me. Because I only have 4 weekends left in Canberra before flying back to Denmark I’m trying to use my time well. This weekend I have some different and good plans. I look forward to all of them. 

  1. I will spent my friday night with some good friends at a rugby match
  2. Wake up early to se hot air ballons over Canberra and enjoy my breakfast while the sun is rising. 
  3. Bake a delicious pear pie and enjoy it without feeling guilty. 
  4. Enjoy a good book in the sun
  5. Use a afternoon in Canberra Botanic Garden in the lovely weather
  6. Not sure yet if my sunday workout will be a swim in a pool or going to the gym . maybe both..

Have a good weekend !

Coconut/almondcakes with dark chocolate

IMG_4438Jeg kan rigtig godt lide kokos og tænkte derfor, at nu når der var en del kokosmel her hjemme, så kunne det da være jeg skulle få bagt nogle lækre kokoskager. Jeg valgte at tilføje mandler for at få den lidt knasende fornemmelse og chokolade, fordi chokolade smager lækkert sammen med kokos efter min mening.

Kokos/mandelkager med mørk chokolade (cirka 12 stk.)

  • 125 g kokosmel
  • 2 æg
  • 1 banan
  • 10-12 hakkede mandler
  • cirka 50 g mørk (jeg brugte 85%) chokolade

Mos bananen godt med en gaffel og pisk sammen med æggene. Rør herefter kokosmel og mandler i massen. Fordel massen i små kugler på en bageplade med bagepapir. Bag kokoskagerne i ovnen i 15 minutter ved 175 grader varmluft. Smelt chokoladen over et vandbad og dyb de færdigbagte kokoskager heri. Resten af chokoladen kan med fordel fordeles over kagerne.

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Translation: I really like coconut and therefore I wanted to bake some coconut cakes with coconut, since we had some coconut flour in the house. I choose to add almonds to get them a bit crispy and dark chocolate, because I think it tastes good with coconut. 

Coconut/almondcakes with fard chocolate (around 12 cakes). 

  • 125 g coconutflour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 10-12 chopped amlonds
  • Around 50 g dark (i used 85%) chocolate

Mash the banana well with a fork and mix together with the eggs. Stir then desiccated coconut and almonds in the mix. Pour the mixture into small balls on a baking sheet with baking paper. Bake the coconut cakes in the oven for 15 minutes at 175 degrees hot air. Melt the chocolate over a water bath and put the chocolate on the coconut cakes at the bottom. The rest of the chocolate can beneficial be spread over the cakes.

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20 fun and a bit random facts about Australia

IMG_2241Nu har jeg efterhånden boet i Australien i over 6 måneder og har derfor lært en hel masse om kulturen, traditionerne og mange af de forskelle der er på Australien og Danmark. Jeg faldt forleden over en side med facts over Australien og har her valgt at dele nogle af dem med jer. Facts der på sin måde er sjove, men også med til at beskrive et land, som et helt sit eget.

// I have now lived in Australia for more than 6 months. I therefore know a lot about the culture, traditions and a lot of the differences on Australia and Denmark. Here the other day I found this website with fact about Australia and decided to share some of them with you. Facts which are fun, but also good to describe a country, which is not like all other contries. 

20 facts about Australia:

  1. In Australia, there are more kangaroos than people.
  2. The city of Melbourne, Australia, used to be called Batmania.
  3. 24 rabbits that were introduced to Australia in 1859, had multiplied in number to over 2 millions in ten years.
  4. In Victoria, Australia, only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a lightbulb.
  5. There’s a river in Australia called the “Never Never River.”
  6. Australia exports camelsto Saudi Arabia.
  7. There is a mountain in Australia called “Mt. Disappointment”, because its explorers found the view from it sub par and wanted to reflect that.
  8. In Australia, Burger King is called “Hungry Jack’s”.
  9. The world’s largest cattle station, Anna Creek Station in Australia, is larger than Israel.
  10. The town of Docker River in Australia, was once invaded by 6,000 camels that came in search of water.
  11. Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beacheveryday for over 27 years.
  12. 10% of Britons think Australia is further away than the Moon, a survey found in 2013.
  13. Australia’s Highway 1 is the world’s longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, it circumnavigates the entire country.
  14. There’s a bookstore in Australia where books are wrapped in paper with short descriptions so no one can “judge a book by it’s cover.”
  15. Australia’s National Science Agency claims to have invented the technology behind Wi-Fi, and has sued companies using the technology without a license.
  16. Australia has 10 times more camelsthan koalas.
  17. Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
  18. The top ten deadliest snakes can be found in Australia.
  19. An iraqui man moved to Australiaand used the Welfare System as income. Years later, he became successful and wrote a check to the government for every cent they gave him.
  20. Australian koalas are in danger of extinctionbecause over half of them have chlamydia.