Culture

A Doll in the Winter Wonder Land

We’ve had an unusual visitor this weekend. A little girl named Olivia Dalyla who is a doll made by a family member from the US. My sister in law is studying for teaching and has a project to show how you can travel around and experience nice things around the […]

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Nordic Santa Claus

The week between Christmas and New Year we are at our vacation home in Sweden. The small charming town of Mariestad is in mid Sweden and has a lot to offer for tourists. We’ve been here in our spare time for more than 5 years now. Situated near Vänern, Scandinavian’s […]

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice

“Things have to get worse before they can get better.” Those of us in northern climes who enjoy seeing plants growing outside understand the wisdom behind this observation, when autumn draws to a close and the winter solstice approaches. On the one hand, with each passing day of autumn we […]

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It was Yule before Christmas!

I’ve learned something interesting today. In Northern Europe we call this holliday season ‘Jul’ and now I know the reason why. It might fill out some missing links in you’re childhood memories as well, so I decided to share it with you all.Let’s start with a description of Christmas in […]

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