Friday, 15 August 2014

You know you're in Denmark when... (Double beds)

You know you're in Denmark when...

You check into a hotel, rent a summerhouse or stay with Danish family and the double bed has - not one - but two (count 'em) duvets!


Now, is it just me, or don't two separate single duvets on one bed always look messy, no matter how you fold them or tuck them in?  And do couples really need to have their own 'private' individual duvet?  I've always had a theory that single duvets are a contributing factor to the (staggeringly high) Danish divorce rate.  No wonder, if they insist on having everything their own way and aren't prepared to share! :P


So in order to (hopefully) keep my marriage running smooth, I've always insisted that DDH (dear Danish husband) and I share a double duvet. Though we do have a large, kingsize one. As some people (who shall remain nameless) like to hog the dang thing! ;)


Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend between the sheets!

Diane :)

6 comments:

Angel Jem said...

I remember being blasted by this idea on holiday in Germany; little micro climates. MInd you, I never win the battle of the duvet, so this seems like a good idea sometimes on a cold, wet miserable winter's night. It does look so messy, though.

Elisa said...

We might have seperate duvets, but our Danish beds are often smaller than for example most American beds.
Our bed at home is 55 inches wide - and it's a double :-) So I feel like we are pretty close even though we do not share a duvet!

Diane said...

The only thing I dislike about the double duvet is when I get caught up inside of it, while trying to change the cover! ;)

Bill said...

I think it comes down to that prime of Danish cultural traits -- work aversion. Putting a duvet cover on a Queen- or King-size duvet can be a chore, sometimes requiring an extra set of hands to do it right, whereas putting one on a Twin-size duvet hardly breaks a sweat.

Diane said...

Not sure if it's work aversion or work-life balance, Bill! ;) But my Friday post will be about the Danes at work...

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