Even though she did not know anything about the town or the area, Josephine changed her apartment in Copenhagen for one in Ribe during the spring of 2015, when she received a positive response from the museum.
– I had an expectation that I would have plenty of time to watch TV series and write blogs in my spare time once I moved to Jutland. But soon I became part of Ribe’s club and association life. I have always played the saxophone, so I contacted the big band of the town, says Josephine, who is taking part in leisure activities and events at least three times a week.
– In addition to playing in Big Band Ribe, I have signed up for longbow archery at the Viking Centre and I am a board member of the tenant association. On the weekends, I quite often attend one of the many cultural events in the town.
It is the diversity in the cultural life of the town that has particularly surprised the Copenhagen newcomer positively:
– In many ways, Ribe is a funny town; even though it is small and placed in West Jutland, it is anything but a provincial town. The town is filled with passionate people who make things happen. There is a lot to do if you want to, she concludes.