About me

My name is Melanie. I am from the UK but I have lived in Copenhagen for over ten years (with a short spell in Berlin in 2011). If you want to know a bit more about me here are my *40 facts about me*.
 I love living in the Danish capital, and although nowhere is perfect, this city is almost there for me. I started this blog in 2013 as a way to share all the things I love about living here and the city is going through a period of exciting growth.
In 2015 I launched my relocation and settling-in consultancy, Dejlige Days Welcome, aimed at English speaking expat couples, accompanying spouses and families. My service can take you from the first point of thinking about moving to Copenhagen to bridging the gap between the first stages of relocation and the real settling-in period. It is personal and unique, offering much more than a traditional relocation service.

I share my thoughts on the uniques aspects of life in Copenhagen – trust, making friends with Danes, cycle helmets, parenting, school uniforms, lunch culture, choice – as well as insider tips of places to go and great places to get a coffee. There is more to Copenhagen than the Little Mermaid (although she is quite special) and I hope I show that here. This is a positive space, I share some personal stuff but the focus is always about life here and how to enjoy it – quirks and all. These are two popular posts on this – Becoming Danish and tips on enjoying life in Denmark.

I regularly write for The Local Denmark. Previously I have written for a number of popular online and print publications such as Huffington Post,  The Simple Things, Museum Diary and Luvaville.

I have written a number of practical guides to relocation which you can find here and I have a YouTube channel. 


I am also very active on social media and you can follow me on Instagram (to see daily life here), Twitter (where I am a bit political), Facebook and Pinterest (for just pretty stuff)!   You can contact me directly at hello(at)dejligedayscommunications(dot)com

I hope you enjoy what you read here on my blog, I certainly enjoy sharing it!

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  1. Dear Melanie,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Denmark, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  2. Hi melanie, i’m an italian journalist coming to copenhagen on business. I’d like to talk to u. How can i contact u?

  3. Dear Melanie, I just want to compliment you on your wonderful blog. I’ve been reading it for some years now. As a native Dane I like to read and hear about how others (non-native Danes) view the Danes and life in Denmark. Both the positive stuff but also very much the stuff that doesn’t always works well here. It gives me even more perspective, and I love your honesty. It is also very helpful when I tell my english-speaking friends about Denmark.

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