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Stepping down in gear today. Catching up on sleep. Listening to nature. Sounds seem clearer the first few days after arrival, before the new environment is normalized. While the Danes are enjoying their Autumn holidays Spring is unfolding here. Bottlebrushes in full bloom. A great variety of plants, many of which one wants to describe as exotic, even though they aren’t. The birds too have an exotic flair – Hoepoes and Loeries. Constant calls during the day. Crickets at night.

In the background there’s also the sound of the rugby commentators. South Africa lost to Japan. South Africa didn’t lose to Wales.