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In honour of my first time on an electric scooter.

I loved these security deterrent balls in front of the parliament building (at least I think it is the parliament building). The best was the full grown man practicing his parkour across them 😂.

So I finally tried a bicycle today (courtesy of Donkey Republic). I don’t want to recall how long it’s been since I’ve ridden a bike, but it was fun…except after 50min I was pretty hot. On the other side of things, offering far less value for money was the Lime scooter. While it was quick and easy, I didn’t love the ride (it was a little too bumpy) but I can certainly see the appeal in the city - will definitely be trying it again. Also, I’m convincing myself why I wouldn’t order a Swapfiets (which unlike the Donkey bike, seriously looks amazing with the blue tire).

My favourite thing about the architecture in Copenhagen is that they are not afraid to use colour. Even the flowers.

I’ve now been in Copenhagen for a few days and had a tiny bit of time to get a feel for the city. I keep reminding myself that this is not the UK, things are decidedly different here. The best example I can think of was when I was walking yesterday, I take a turn off the main high street, onto what looked like a simple residential area, and there at the end of the road I could see the wind turbines.

I know I’ve spoken about this before, but they always take my breathe away. I love them so much because they signal progress. They signal the future married to the past that I was walking through.

My first encounter with my new home away from home.

🍁 Autumn leaves. It’s been so damn long since I’ve seen these on the floor. I get seasons again.

First pic of Copenhagen during the day. I’ve seen this bridge multiple times in our YouTube exploration of the city, now home is right behind it (at least for a month).

The first thing I saw flying into Denmark that put a real smile on my face was the wind turbines along the coast. Absolutely majestic and a real signal that things are different here. So awesome as they wave hello while generating energy.

Moving from the deserts of Dubai to the coldness of Northern Europe means most of my clothes don’t work. One of the things I’m excited about is building out my wardrobe with stuff I’ve not been able to wear for a decade. My guide on this journey is The Modest Man.

Off to Copenhagen today. Sadly I’m not going with my entire family as the wife’s visa has not been issued yet. Hopefully it will come in the next few weeks - moving a family across man made borders is never easy.

Day 7 of #Inktober #micromobility #toyota #i-road

The original mobility warrior. #Inktober #micromobility

I’m really enjoying @timswast Inktober pixel art. This is just a fun month for art.

Inktober Day 5. It’s all about the trike.

Issue 013 of my newsletter In Abeyance is now live. This one was a lot of fun to research and write about, although I barely scratched the surface. Also it’s linked to my theme for Inktober.

Inktober. This is the most fun I’ve had drawing something on my iPad since I got it.

Inktober continues to roll on for me. The big difference for me is the use of the iPad. Makes it therapy.

So I’m taking inspiration from @jakeparker for this series (in that he creates one large image). The theme is micromobility.

Ok, I lied. I couldn’t help myself. Here’s my first sketch for Inktober 2019, inspired by our future home and the Christiania Bike.

It’s been a while since I visited CNN Lite. It’s minimal nature is perfect for getting the main stories of the day. I wish there were more sites like it on the internet.