17.mai celebration in London with children’s parade and games

© 17.mai by Nordisk Mamma Blogg The annual celebration of 17.mai will take place in Southwark Park, opening with Champagne breakfast from Scandinavian Kitchen's pop-up restaurant and raising of the flag. There will be live entertainment, from Norwegian folk music and parade musicians to blues and pop, throughout the day as well as Norwegian food and drinks from various of food stalls. Buy...

17th May celebration in Southwark Park, London

17 May 2014 will mark the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of Norway. A notable feature of the Norwegian Constitution Day celebration is the virtual absence of any military parades, the day being a festive day for children and families. The celebration takes place all over the world, and there's also a large celebration in London. The celebration will start 9am finishing at...

Celebrate Fastelavn Sunday 10th February 2013

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday and Pancake Day) is in Denmark and Norway known as Fastelavn. It's marked by eating fastelavnsboller on the Sunday before Lent. This year that'll be tomorrow, Sunday 10th of February. In Sweden the day is called Fettisdagen and is generally celebrated by eating a type of pastry called semla on Tuesday 12th of February. Semla...

Prinsesstårta for Little B on her Birthday

Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake) is a traditional festive Swedish cake consisting of layers of airy sponge cake, whipped cream and thick pastry cream, topped with a 2–3 mm layer of green marzipan, sprinkled with powdered sugar and decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The original recipe first appeared in the 1930s cookbook "Prinsessornas Kokbok" by Jenny Åkerström, a teacher of the daughters of...

Easter Craft Eggstravaganza Round Up

With several days on a remote farm in Norway ahead of us we've now browsing the internet on crafty ideas, that we can do together with the children. Our best finds, proper Easter Craft Eggstravaganza is hereby to be shared with you! Essential part of the Easter decoration and probably the most common craft project around is the Easter Egg. Make Wrapped Easter Eggs, wrap small chocolate eggs in...