Lithe and fit, connected to nature, glowing with health and complete with an ideal work-life balance: the Danes inspire awe
Balmy evenings in the fading sun, chat with friends, a cold bottle of wine and good food are some of life’s biggest pleasures
We talk to Ronni Abergel, founder of The Human Library, whose aim is to show that more unites us than divides us.
Born in Denmark to a Danish mother and a Moroccan Jewish father, Ronni Abergel discovered early on the power of prejudice
Spoiler alert: includes pastries.
How does a country riddled with bitter winters, sky-high taxes and a misguided love of salted liquorice hold a position as
But the biggest driver is a disillusionment with life in the UK. I hear over and over how people are fed up with long, expensive commutes and how they feel they are wasting their lives sitting on crowded trains and can see themselves still there in ten years time
There is a reason why the happiest country in the world is also the highest taxed. It's because they use tax to invest in excellent public services. They believe in the concept of a society that everyone contributes to and benefits from. They realise that taxation, rather than being an evil, is the subscription fee you pay for a civilised society.
I have lived in Copenhagen for a long time and when I decided to start my own business here I was struck by how easy it was
The Danish art of 'hygge' traditionally revolves around enjoying time at home with friends and family, lighting candles and eating indulgent comfort food. But following the Christmas binge you might be thinking that scoffing Danish pastries just isn't synonymous with trying to lose weight.