Personal websites have gone out of fashion, I mean this isn't even a blog. I had a tumblr I updated once in a blue moon, but I felt some other need for my personal domain, so I've made a static page that I can show people when they ask me who I am.
I used to be active on flickr, smugmug, and other similar sites, but there was never any engagement with my photographs, it was just staid photo albums. It may not have any worthwhile archiving or album features, but my photography is now on instagram, and you're more than welcome to check it out, and if you want, reach out 😊.
- Sleeping in fresh bed linen
- Cinnamon chocolate
- Good tea
- Book nooks
- Board games
- Postcrossing, my username is vilhelmr
Bucket list (I'd never complete it, I'd just find new goals)
☑ Learn a third language (French)
☑ Learn an instrument (guitar) and piano
☑ Keep a diary for 10+ years (I recommend Day One or Journey)
☑ Touch my toes (acroyoga)
☑ Travel for a year (went from China to Sri Lanka through Indo-China)
☑ Always be learning a new skill (so far)
☑ Learn to dance (learning)
☐ Get a motorcycle (I have a licence)
☐ Visit all continents (only Antarctica to go)
☐ Circumvent the planet without flying (I'd go east round)
I love books, they're my companions wherever I go and whatever I do. Which ones do I love the most? The ones that make me feel the most, whatever that emotion is. My favourite book is tragic, but it sweeps me up in its torrent of emotion. I couldn't possibly make a top five list. Of course though, Harry Potter, that's a good top seven.
- Lauryn Hill
- Ólafur Arnalds
- Loyle Carner
- Sigur Rós
- Jacques Brel
- My favourites playlist
- My in-depth music profile
- Casablanca - Though I'm more and more doubtful of this movie after every rewatch. I mean, the magic is here, but so are a lot of other things.
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Will maybe forever stand as Taika Waititi's greatest work, now that he's making Hollywood blockbusters; though we can always hope he'll return to his roots.
- The Godfather - Suffers from many issues, like the only real female characters being dispensable pieces for the men's action, but so many things here work so well.
- Martha - Yeah, so a Danish movie from the 1960's isn't doing great on the feminism front either, but it's otherwise a delightful classic full of songs, and the best-loved actors of the golden age of Danish movies.
- Back to the Future - Nothing drops me back in my childhood quite like Back to the Future. Yes, it's sad to have to make excuses for otherwise fantastic movies.
Travelling is dear to me, and if you want to learn a little bit more, I'd suggest going to my dedicated "Travelling" page.