A Postcard From Home
At Mads Nørgaard we have always had the pleasure of working closely together across all departments. We work from the mantra “Walk, call, write”, as we strive to do most communication face to face. In these challenging times most of our Nørgaard family is working from home so we do our best to stay in contact, with colleagues, family, friends and our customers.
To send a postcard, is to send a bit of yourself to someone dear, someone who is a part of your everyday life. So we have started writing postcards.
Here is "A Postcard From Home" from Mads Nørgaard.
Owner and founder, Mads Nørgaard, lives in a houseboat in Copenhagen with his wife and two kids.
Your favorite home activity?
I love my daily dip in the ocean - I can jump in straight from my houseboat. This is an all-year activity, starting my day off with a boost of energy. And then I don’t think we are playing enough Yatzy in the family...
How do you stay in contact?
FaceTime, FaceTime, FaceTime! In my family we have an aperitif every day at 6pm with my mother and my mother-in-law on Facetime. Everyone brings a story, a song or a fun fact to entertain with. It is a good way to end the day and start the evening.
What does postcards mean to you and what memories do they recall?
I always sent a postcard to my late and dear Norwegian grandmother, whenever I was travelling. I miss that and I miss her. I like this analogue way of staying in contact.
Who would you like to receive a postcard from?
A dear friend from a far destination - my Swiss cousin is a surgeon and used to travel a lot during his studies. I especially recall a postcard from him with an impressive mountain range in New Zealand. Now it is hanging on my pin-up board and brings me memories of him and foreign climes.
What have you learned from these challenging times?
As the author Dan Turéll said – I care most about the everyday life. I miss the everyday life - with my colleagues, friends and family. It is mind blowing, that everyone around the world adjusts so quickly to a new reality, when someone we trust sets out new rules. This is an optimistic outcome, when you think about the future climate actions and how quickly we can actually adapt.