Sweet and colourful from Danefæ with some Sugarsin thrown in

by Scandinavian mum

Sweetening it up with colorful and bright children’s clothes from Danish company Danefæ Spring Summer 2013. This is one of the favourite from Scandinavia, together with brands like Småfolk, Katvig, Hjort Copenhagen, Hollys, Ida T and Ej Sikke Lej. Known for playful design, comfortable clothes that allows children to be children. See more at danefae.dk

We love the stripy red and white dress, looking almost like a sweet itself. The happy cat print is really cool as well as the viking. Sweets from Swedish shop Sugarsin in Covent Garden – visit sugarsin.co.uk

Danefae Spring Summer 2013 – kidswear in bright green and yellow

by Scandinavian mum

Spring is in the air and Viking style is trending! Cool graphics and bright colours from Danish favourites, Danefae.


Inspired by Nordic mythology, Danefae had its first big success with brightly printed ladies raincoats back in 2006. 7 years on and they still do functional womenswear, although the children’s wear is what’s in demand; There’s an expanding range of rainwear, outerwear, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, bodysuits, sweatshirts and knitwear.

Danefae is available in the UK at online shop Nordic Kids and loveitloveitloveit.co.uk

Whilst I’m writing this my husband and children are out in the garden, planting flowers, herbs and vegetables. There’s sunny spells and laughter in the air. Got to love spring!

This weeks Summer Sale Round-up

by Scandinavian mum

© Danefae Summer Sale SS12

Summer sale starts 24th June in the Danish webshop.

Ticket to Heaven
The BIG summer sale has started with 40% off on all wonderful SS12 collection, except bags, swimwear and bike helmets. This is a must visit sale.

Up to 40% off on design and accessories brands Ferm Living, Smafolk, Maileg, Sebra, Blafre. Ends June 25th.

Little Fashion Gallery
Up to 50% off on fashion and accessories for the UK and Germany only. All other countries will have to wait until 27th of June.

Alex and Alexa
Up to 50% off on designer brands in the online department store.

Spruced Goose
Up to 50% off on all designer brands instore and online. Follow Spruced Goose on Facebook on the latest news.

Elias & Grace
Up to 50% off on all the beautiful collections at this wonderful Primrose Hill shop -online too!

Pale Cloud
Up to 40% off with half price shipping for friends on Pale Cloud Facebook page.

Any other sale too good not to be included? Let me know -and happy shopping!

Also worth mentioning, we do post SALES frequently on our Little Scandinavian Facebook page. Like and subscribe to feed to stay posted!

2d of December winner of cool Viking tee

by Scandinavian mum

Thank you to all for participating and all your lovely comments.

The winner of 2d of December and the cool bright turquoise blue long sleeved soft tee with “happy Erik” Viking print is

Vicky Fallows! Congratulations!

Will you please forward your full name and address to us on: post@littlescandinavian.com
and one essential Viking garment in size 4y will be on it’s way to you!

To see more of Danefae’s fun and fantastic collection with colourful stripes, funny prints, high quality soft jerseys, fleeces and velours have a look here.

Danefae is available in the UK at Yellow Lolly , LulaSapphire and Nordic Kids or directly from danefae.dk

Photo: Danafae AW10

There’s a fox in our garden

by Scandinavian mum

We are fortunate to have a large green shared garden in the middle of London. And it’s not only our neighbours we are sharing it with -there’s a fox in our garden too!
The fox is an opportunist which has adapted perfectly to urban and suburban environments. It will eat practically anything, like worms, beetles, berries, carrion, small rodents, rabbits and birds. Although an efficient predator, it is basically lazy and will not bother with elusive prey where scavenging might produce an easier meal. Larger items it takes and buries to insure against future hard times when food may be sparse.

Concern is sometimes expressed over “too many” foxes being present in an area. The population however is self regulating and limited by the amount of food and territory available. Cubs born simply replace the number of adults lost since the previous breeding season. Foxes are loners, not pack animals, and the family usually disperses by late autumn.
There are also concerns about diseases and also if they are a threat to people and their pets.

The Fox Project is a charity dedicated to the red fox, operating in parts of Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex and South East London. If you too have a fox in your garden and have concerns or questions regarding it The Fox Project will might be able to help.

Photo: Danafae AW10