Copenhagen: Royal Smushi café


One of my favourite things to do in Copenhagen, especially in the autumn or winter, would be to go to Royal Copenhagen for cake with my mother. They used to have this amazing old-style café on one of the top floors where you could pick out your cake from a large table in the middle of the room, just filled to the brim with cakes, tarts and the likes. It was wonderful but it’s sadly closed now.


But one can get a very similar experience, but in a more modern way, at Royal Smushi Café, at street level.


The cakes look (and taste!) fabulous and they have a nice selection of both savoury and sweet treats. All served on Royal Copenhagen crockery.


I had the carrot cake and although it’s usually not my first choice I was seduced by the lovely looking frosting. And I must say, it was a very, very good carrot cake. The best I’ve had, in fact.


The interior here is lovely too, with high ceilings, modern chandeliers and pink walls. The perfect place for a mid-afternoon treat!

Royal Smushi Café, Amagertorv 6, 1160 København K, Denmark

Goodwood Revival 2015


The reason my parents came to visit in September, was of course to spend time with their beloved daughter (me) but also to go to Goodwood Revival, as my dad is a real car and motorcycle buff. The festival is an annual event spanning a whole weekend and on the racecourse cars and motorbikes from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s are competing. And it’s quite a sight as most people dress up in outfits from the same decades, matching the vehicles.


The area around the racecourse is almost like a little town with a pub, a time-appropriate Tesco etc.

IMG_9198We were only here for a day but we had a great time, watching races, having lunch, eating ice cream and just wandering around taking it all in.


The pub was, of course very popular!


There were several races on during the day, mainly sport cars (and some less sporty) but also one race with motorbikes from the 1950s and 1960s. It was fun to watch but felt very slow compared to modern day Moto GP.


Who would have thought racing was so much fun!? I certainly hadn’t but it was a good father-daughter bonding day and lots of fun!


I loved the fact that Goodwood was so accessible, you could walk underneath the racecourse to the other side where all the cars were parked, have a look at them, chat to the mechanics etc. Good fun! 

Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PS