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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...