Happy New Year, my friend. It has come to my attention that it's been half a year since I last wrote to you. I can't do much about that other than give you the shortest possible version of what has happened since.
Cowork Klitmøller had a good year in 2017. At least, that's my impression. I get things done and, at the same time, am having a lot of fun. From what I can see, this applies to the rest of the residents and beta-residents.
Lunch is a core social activity, and the coffee situation is finally more or less under control. The Friday bars have been a pleasure, and the Christmas party on December 9 showed that the new building is suited for this occasion also. The dates for the Friday bars in 2018 are as follows (doors open 3 PM):
December 8th (the big Christmas Party, doors open 8 PM)
Anders is now a resident. Anders is a surfer and has moved to Klitmøller with his wife, Sophie, and two kids, Thomas (1 year) and Theodor (4 years). He is a creative director for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Likewise, Karl Johan recently became a resident. Karl Johan grew up in Thy and so moved (back) from Copenhagen, together with his wife, Malene, and likewise two kids, Viggo (2 years) and Anker (6 months). Karl Johan is completing a Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen.
Finally, we've been blessed with about 160 beta-resident rentals in 2017 (since launch in April).
On January 1, 2018, Mads became a resident. Mads has just moved to Klitmøller. He's a former professional mountain biker. He's the founder and operator of the MTBakadamiet. Mads is about to write a book about mountain bike.
On April 1, Sofie will also become a resident. She's a surfer, and for several years, she has been a frequent visitor in the area. I've known Sofie for some years and enjoyed working with her during the Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup. Her first project as a resident is to write a book about the development of the Danish surf culture.
To be honest, I feel super privileged and, quite frankly, proud that what we've set out to make has turned into a such a beautiful place and, best of all, a bunch of beautiful people that I'm looking forward to spending time with each day. I hope to see you (again and again) in 2018.
There you have it: the short version.