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 Tusind tak til Bookwitch, min svenske blogven, for den smukke pris: Beautiful Blogger Award. Ann blogger her på engelsk og her på svensk – om hekse, børnebøger og andre spændende emner.

– kopiera in awardbilden i din blogg för att visa att du har fått den
– tacka och länka till den som nominerade dig
– nominera sju andra bloggare och länka till dem
– berätta sju intressanta saker om dig själv

Hm. Nu er det ikke mere end et par dage siden, jeg sidst tvang mine venner til at udlevere private hemmeligheder, så jeg skipper trin tre denne gang.

Og så er det jo bare at fortælle syv interessante ting om mig selv.

1) Da jeg var fem år gammel, besøgte jeg et par søde, gamle naboer og underholdt dem i timevis. Bagefter kom jeg hjem og spurgte min mor: “Hvad er et sludrechatol?”

2) Jeg var vist fire, da vi besøgte min faster i hendes nye hus for første gang. Jeg gik en tur og blev væk mellem de mange ens huse. Jeg prøvede at gå ind i en have, som så rigtig ud, men fik mit livs chok da to fremmede væsener stod og råbte sære lyde og lavede fagter. Jeg var havnet hos de døvstumme naboer.

3) Som nittenårig blev jeg ansat som karl på landet. Jeg malkede 65 køer to gange om dagen i et år.
Pyh – var det virkelig kun tre ting?

4) Jeg har set flodhester i Ethiopien – men på temmelig lang afstand.

5) Ud over engelsk og tysk kan jeg lidt nederlandsk og amharisk (det officielle sprog i Ethiopien).

6) Sidste år under CrimeFest i Bristol, UK, mødte den amerikanske blogger Peter Rozovsky (Detectives Beyond Borders) Stephen Murray (som har oversat Stieg Larssons trilogi til engelsk). Jeg har lige fået en blog-kommentar fra en dansker, fortalte Peter. Nåeh, du mener Dorte, svarede Stephen.

7) Om ca ti dage udkommer en af mine historier i en amerikansk e-bog.

Blog Award

Thank you very much to Bookwitch, my Swedish blog friend, for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Ann blogs in English AND Swedish – about witches, children´s books and other fashinating subjects.

– copy the award picture to show that you have received it
– thank and link to the blogger who nominated you
– nominate seven other bloggers and link to them
– tell seven interesting things about yourself

Well, I forced my friends to reveal their private secrets a few days ago so I will move on to step four immediately.

1) When I was five, I visited a sweet, elderly couple and entertained them for hours. Afterwards I came home and asked my mother, ”What is a chatterbox?”

2) I think I was four, when we visited my aunt in her new house for the first time. I took a stroll and lost my way among the many similar houses. I tried walking into a garden that looked right but received the shock of a lifetime when two strange people came out, making gestures and odd sounds. I had met the deaf-mute neighbours.

3) At the age of nineteen I was hired as a farmhand. I milked sixty-five cows twice a day for a year.
Phew, was that really three things only?

4) I have seen hippos in Ethiopia – from a very safe distance.

5) Besides English and German I know a little Dutch and Amharic (the official language in Ethiopia).

6) Last year during CrimeFest in Bristol, UK, the American blogger Peter Rozovsky (Detectives Beyond Borders) met Stephen Murray (who translated Stieg Larsson´s trilogy into English). I have just had a comment from Denmark on my blog, Peter remarked. Oh, you mean Dorte, Stephen replied.

7) In around ten days one of my stories will be published in an American ebook.
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About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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