Carl Larsson -a Swedish painter, interior designer and family man

Carl Larsson (May 28, 1853 – January 22, 1919) was a Swedish painter and interior designer, representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. Despite a difficult and poor childhood in Stockholm his artstic talent got him through art studies and led him to France where he also met his wife. He became indeed very much a family man,...

Children’s book review: The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood was the first ever Moomin book, written by Finnish author Tove Jansson and published in 1945. Tove Jansson later said: The story is quite influenced by the childhood books I had read and loved" She also mad a point out of deliberately avoiding princes and princesses in her fairytale and rather create a story around a troll. The Moomintroll travel through a dark and...

A Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

A few weeks ago we were invited to the launch of the Scandinavian Christmas by Danish chef Trine Hahnemann, at La Fromagerie in London. Trine had gathered press, foodies, family and friends to introduce her finished project; A beautifully packaged book including 70 Christmas recipes so we can all celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way! In this book, Trine is not only sharing her favourite...

Roald Dahl Day -with Norwegian roots

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Harald and Sofie Magdalene Dahl. Dahl's parents had emigrated to the UK from Norway, and settled in Cardiff. Dahl was named after the polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Norway. He spoke Norwegian at home with his parents and his sisters Astri, Alfhild, and Else. And the children were all christened at the Norwegian...

Review of The Children of Hat Cottage by Elsa Beskow

When their mother rows to the mainland for the day, the children of Hat Cottage promise to be good. They try to be helpful by sweeping the chimney, then washing their clothes in the lake, but their good intentions soon turn to mayhem. © Little Scandinavian Find out what happens when the mother need to leave three young siblings alone at home, as she needs to row to the mainland to do some...

The Swedish Dad, in photos

For the first time ever there is a photo book all about the heartwarming relations between dads and their children, in this instance Swedish Dads! Experience the life of a dad in a country where men are not trapped in role as the provider, but can also with 480 days shared paid parental leave, have the opportunity to be the carer for their own children. This photo book 'The Swedish Dad' will give...