Wandering Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Hayley Reviews allowing Wanderlust and love of books that enhance that feeling. “There’s no real specific, I just want to create a meme that can get us wandering and sharing books and ideas etc. So post and #WanderingWednesday and please please link back to me.”
When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness.
From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
This was a random library find that I absolutely loved, and thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for an easy to read non-fiction book, with lots of laugh out loud moments.