|Kullaberg Lighthouse Point|
At the same time it is a place with such extremes! The old and the new, the old fashioned and the modern, the cold and the warm, the bright and the dreary.
Our own emotional journey since coming here has gone from euphoria to despair like never before!
We have met some of the most beautiful and kind people and some of the most generous and helpful people.
And, along the way, a couple of the ugliest, most hurtful, unbending and unreasonable people.......
also an experience like never before.........
|Working Mill near Ingelstrade|
|Walking Path near Sofiero|
Aksel Sandemose is the author of "The Law of Jante" and was written and established in early 1930 and it losley reads as follows:
Don't think that you are somebody.
Don't think you are as good as us.
|Denmark in the Distance|
Don't think you are better than us.
Don't think you know more than us.
Don't think you are worth something.
Don't think that anyone cares.
This "law" describes the attitude towards individual effort by placing all emphasis on the collective and discouraging those who stand out as achievers!
Discouraging "standing out" in ANY form! Including wearing a RED shirt for example!
|House in Råå|
Yes, there are rent controls. For good and bad... We, for example, considered renovating our storage building as an apartment to rent out and discovered that what we could charge would by no means make the investment worth while. We have also considered creating a shop/cafe' but with the bureaucracy turning into a nightmare and the realization that it would be a big uphill battle including the swedish cultural differences we decided against it. So, let me not get started on the Government Controls!
Even folks with limited means can live with an ocean view. That is part of the UP side.
|Råå Main Street|
|House in Råå|
Oh, my husband just presented me with a glass of champagne! On a Monday evening.... Thank you!:-)