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They already top the
happiest nation polls,
now Danes are acing
the work-life balance.
Just how do they do it?,
Sofia Zagzoule finds out

Copenhagen
Level out like a dane in

AT A G LANC E

E A RLY F INI S H

Booking info:
Flights: London to
Copenhagen, fly direct
from £14.99 with
(ryanair.com).
Hotel: Andersen
Hotel, central city
location B&B from
£130 a night and
a 15-minute train
ride from the airport
(andersen-hotel.dk).
Where to eat:
Try a five-course
tasting menu at Gro
Spiseri's foliage
rich rooftop
( grospiseri.dk).

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any Londoners have just one wish,
it seems, and that is to spend more
time doing the stuff they love. It
sounds so simple, yet in today's hectic world,
balance seems impossible. Life feels like it's
passing us by as we juggle careers, families
and socialising - forever taking on more
commitments. But it isn't this way everywhere.
Denmark is continuously voted the world's
happiest country (a scientific paper even
suggested their babies cry less than British
ones do) and now a report by the OECD
(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development) ranks the Danes best at work-life

October 2017 BA LA N CE

Office hours are
8am-4pm. Then
the Danes switch
off and spend
quality time
with their
children.

balance. So how
do they do it? I head to
Copenhagen with my husband, Gary, and
18-month-old daughter, Mia, to find out.

SCHOOL'S OUT
It's Friday 'rush hour' where we're staying
in Vesterbro in the Meatpacking District,
with scores of workers filling the streets on
bicycles to start their weekend. But there's a
complete absence of panic to get as quickly
as possible to a bar - as might be the case in
London - or anywhere. Instead there's a laid
back atmosphere as families stroll with kids

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