What to do if you catch the winter flu?

Feeling, cold, weak and tired? Body aches, throat is sore and tissue at the ready to catch next sneeze? Well, you might have noticed that it has been quiet from us as of lately... Well, we've been knocked out of the famous winter flu. So what to do? Lots of water, lovingly brewed tea, made by your family and friends and just endless of sleep is the recipe for a quick recovery. Of course medical...

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The Month of November and some sneaky Christmas preparations

It's November and Winter time, it's getting colder and the days are getting shorter. So, between Halloween and Christmas... what happens in the month of November? We say, read! Read for, with and next to your children. Little A has just picked up the most enchanting story; I, Coriander. A story that sweeps the reader into the dark, magical world of 17th century London, through they eyes of a...

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Elsa Beskow Calendar 2013 A year with magical and special moments

Elsa Beskow books were inspired by her own childhood experiences, as well as those of her six children. Central themes illustrated are an active, curios and independent childhood with lots of imaginative play. Visualising fond memories we all can relate to. The Elsa Beskow Calendar 2013, in a beautiful high quality finish, includes some of Beskows finest work, from Around the Year, The Sun Egg,...

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Countdown to Christmas and Saint Lucia

Less than 2 weeks away... We are cleaning, dusting, polishing and sweeping. We are baking and cooking with wonderful spices and lots of sugar and syrup. Writing greetings on glittery cards and wrapping in gifts. Pine branches and candles lid... We are counting down the days to Christmas. Today we'll be celebrating St Lucia with delicious home baked saffron buns called "Lussekatter" in...

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Review of The Children of Hat Cottage by Elsa Beskow

When their mother rows to the mainland for the day, the children of Hat Cottage promise to be good. They try to be helpful by sweeping the chimney, then washing their clothes in the lake, but their good intentions soon turn to mayhem. © Little Scandinavian Find out what happens when the mother need to leave three young siblings alone at home, as she needs to row to the mainland to do some...

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A Scandinavian Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Perfect Midsummer Night for us, a Midsummer Night's Dream is after a day with enjoying the outdoors, picking flowers and berries, go for a night swim in the nearby lake, before we truly enjoy the Scandinavian Midsummer night. @ Little Scandinavian Little B Summer in Norway 2009 And then the dream can come true, the Flower's Festival can begin... @ Floris Books Elsa Beskow

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Bubble London’s main trends for SS12

Bubble London presented four main trends, or themes if you like, within children's design and fashion for Spring Summer 2012. Golden Days is all about bringing nostalgic memories back into life. Parent that grew up in the 1970' can find back to their own childhood memories with outdoor play until dawn, picking flowers and climbing the trees, harvest fruit and berries, go camping and having...

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Happy 1st Birthday of celebrating boyhood!

Dear CTH Mini is the essential boys hat, inspired by another children's fiction character, Emil from Lonneberget by Astrid Lindgren. Emil is an adventures and most kind little boy with the very best intentions even if his bright ideas sometimes ends horribly wrong and Emil will appear as a proper rascal. Astrid Lindgren assures us that regardless of this he is one day to become the Major of the...

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The Scandinavian Christmas tree

It's still the tradition for Scandinavians that they would wait until the very end before they find their Christmas tree, bring it home and have it decorated. Except the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London that was already lit on the 2nd of December this year. In our family we usually go out all together on the 22nd of December and carefully select our Christmas tree and bring...

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