Ice Skating in London 2019/2020

It's that time of the year again, when enchanting ice-covered surfaces, complete with festive music and fairy-lights start appearing, around the city of London. In our household it's become a tradition to go ice skating, at least once during the season, as a magical family day out. The girls as they are older now will often go on their own, together with friends. Some ice rinks have sadly...

Christmas Decoration by Iittala

We just discovered these simple yet so gorgeous baubles by Iittala... On our wish list for this Christmas! Add to your collection of Christmas decoration with Iittala’s five piece red glass ball set. Each delicate ornament is mouthblown and comes with grey textile ribbons to hang them on the Christmas tree. From the palest pink to the richest red, each glass ornament reflects its own unique...

Scandinavian Christmas Markets London 2019

The 24th December is the highlight of Christmas in Scandinavia. After enjoying an abundant Christmas meal with your family, everyone is waiting for that special knock on the door, which means that that the 'tomte' or 'nisse' has finally arrived with the presents. But it all starts a month earlier, usually with the marking of the first Sunday in Advent, which will fall on the 1st of December this...

The best Scandinavian Christmas Calendars 2019

Originally a tradition coming from Germany, the Advent Calendar was introduced in Scandinavia in the 1940s and it used to be in cardboard. One new imagery was to be revealed every day, in a 24 day count down to Christmas, which in Scandinavia is celebrated on the 24th of December. These days the reusable gift calendars are popular as well as a few figurines and sweets calendars. Make the...

Sankta Lucia St Paul’s Cathedral 2019

St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline and known across the world for its awe-inspiring vast dome, interior and fascinating history. It's one of London's top attractions and a historical building well worth a visit. St. Lucia’s Day, ‘the festival of lights’ is celebrated in Sweden and Norway on the 13th of December in honour of St. Lucia (St. Lucy). Originally a...