The view from my room this am

I'm currently staing at a familyplace in the countryside. You must be thinking I'm travelling a lot, which I am. But Oslo, the mountain lodge and this country retreat are all within 1 hour driving distance. So not to bad. I got some excellent news! TheScandinavianDad and the two Little Scandinavians have boarded a plane, and I'm hoping to see them in only a few hours! I still hope all travellers...

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Little Scandinavian and Kidsens Christmas Event

Last Tuesday we teamed up with the Scandinavian Kids store KIDSEN in London and hosted a Christmas Party and private Christmas shopping event together. With great raffle prizes, goodie bags, exclusive discounts and lots of Nordic treats both adults and kids seemed to enjoy themselves! Thank you to all that showed up and helped us eating all those gingerbread cookies! A big thank you to the Kidsen...

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Brown cookies – “Brunkager”

Brunkager is for us a new Christmas cookie, it is more of a Danish tradition and not very common in Norway. After being introduced to these sweet cookies by some friends we decided to make some ourselves. © Little Scandinavian Brunkager 2010 After a little bit of recipe research, and finding elements that we think would work, we had the following recipe. When it comes to Christmas cookie recipes...

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Confession of a Cookie Monster

theScandinavianDad made more Berlinerkranser (Norwegian Christmas Cookies) yesterday. And this morning he woke me up with a heart shaped on to accompany the latte he serves every morning. I'm afraid it was gone before I got my camera out... And now, walking into the kitchen, this tower of yummy Christmas Cookies greets me. Do you think he'll notice if some of them will disappear? I mean, one is...

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Scandinavian Christmas cookies – gingerbread

According to Norwegian traditions we are supposed to have at least 7 different kinds. This year we are planning on making Pepperkaker, Berlinerkranser, Sirupssnipper, Krumkaker, Serinakaker, Fattigmann og Julekake. We started yesterday with Berlinerkranser, and will continue today with Serinakaker. And what's fun with this is that the whole family can join in. I think Christmas cookies doesn't...

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Norwegian Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway's capital Oslo, in gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during Second World War and is perhaps the most important symbol of Britain and Norway's warm relationship. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is usually a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) over 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. It...

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Nostalgic old Scandinavian Christmas cards

It's about time to start thinking about Christmas cards. What will it be this year? Eco friendly e-mail? A lovely picture of the family or the kids? Homemade out of plain paper, like the previously mentioned Minimega ones? Contemporary Christmas cards in white and turquoise with reindeer in the snow? Or how about some vintage beautiful Scandinavian Christmas cards? We love these old nostalgic...

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