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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Siskin by Mamaowl

Danish mum Anna spotted a gap in the market when she had her first baby. She was looking for clothing in organic merino wool/silk and merino fleece to keep her new baby warm and comfortable, when she discovered that her favourite brands from Denmark was not available in the UK. This led her to set up Mamaowl with the first order ticking in in 2012. The shop has since then gone from strength to...

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Sustainable kidswear by WAWA Copenhagen SS20

We are so pleased to bring your attention to a delightful children's brand from Denmark, WAWA, with the designer combining Scandinavian minimalism with her Indian heritage. WAWA is an organic children’s wear brand for ages 2 to 10 years, that wishes to nurture the child’s sense for simple details as well as environmental awareness. The clothing are made entirely of sustainable fabrics and...

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Little Savage from Denmark

Little Savage launched two years ago, in 2017 with a mission to bring us back to nature, by offering carefully crafted long lasting children's clothing. Sustainable in every possible way; Little Savage produces their clothing in not only organic merino wool but it is also biodegradable. There are no dangerous toxins in the fabrics and the German manufactured leather has the highest environmental...

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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...

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Mothers & Careers London

Juggling family and a career can be a difficult task with short maternity leaves, lack of flexible working hours, wage gap, and a constant feeling of guilt of not having spent enough time with your precious little one. Mothers & Careers Ltd was launched in 2017 by Norwegian Anette Beelaerts van Blokland. With her Nordic experiences on parental leave, childcare, flexible work arrangements she...

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Scandinavian forest school in the UK.

Children climb and balance, observe seasonal changes in nature and explore the environment on their own terms, playing with what they find. No, it's not a scene from Hundred Acre Wood... It's just another day in Wildflowers Kindergarten. To explain, forest schools take learning outdoors for a part of the day, exploring the woods and collecting treasures, building a den and climbing trees and...

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