I’m Emma, a 35-year old freelance journalist and film producer. I relocated from Sheffield, England to Copenhagen, Denmark in February 2017 with my husband Richie and daughter Lydia, who was 16 months old at the time. Lydia is now four and we have another daughter Sofia, who was born in Copenhagen in 2018.

Emma Firth, Nyhavn, Copenhagen

The reason we moved to Copenhagen is because of my Danish genes. I’m half Danish and have always wanted to try living in the country my Dad was born in and to learn the language. After Lydia turned one, Rich and I decided we were at the perfect stage of life to try this new adventure. We left our jobs, rented out our house and bought a one-way ticket to Copenhagen. Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that and I explain more in my first blog posts. But we took a leap of faith.

This blog aims to document our journey, as we embark on Danish living and find out what it means to have Danish genes. As a former BBC journalist and producer, I’m used to writing impersonally, so blogging is a whole new world to me. I hope it informs, entertains and most importantly, inspires. xxx