Food

A Christmas in July

What happens when you want to eat Christmas food, you live in a tropical country, and it is 35 degrees (nearly 100 F), in the shade. What do you do? Christmas Decorations You organize a Christmas feast, in July, when it is actually wintertime. I know all the citizens of the northern hemisphere might have… Continue reading A Christmas in July

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blogging, Food

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

Join the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge For the next two weeks, the Friendly Friday Blog Challenge asks for you to share a story, photographs, poem or recipe on the theme: Something Fishy. You are very welcome to join in. Think fish markets, lobsters, fishing tales, the one that got away, graffiti art, food or travel… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Something Fishy

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Travel

Virtual Travel to Sweden

I wrote a guest post some years ago, for a travel blogger, about a favourite place that I had visited. As we cannot travel irl, virtual travel will have to do today. there is some formatting errors as it is written with the old editor. (Who uses that now?) Choosing a topic for my favourite… Continue reading Virtual Travel to Sweden

Community, Travel

On Top of the World in Norway

Interested in seeing breathtaking views, experiencing a relaxing atmosphere, walking mountain trails through a UNESCO heritage valley and staying somewhere where an Emperor has stayed and with, shall we say, a chequered history? If so, then Stalheim hotel, in the mountains of Norway, between Gudvangen and Voss, on the West Coast, is the place for… Continue reading On Top of the World in Norway

Soender Felding, Denmark
Community

Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

The following poem is the one I have always liked and I wrote it so quickly - it must be that writing from the heart, makes a difference. I am submitting it for the October poetry month challenge. A little late but I have been occupied with hosting my own poetry challenge, which ends this… Continue reading Poetry Challenge – OctPoWriMo

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blogging

Travel theme: Snowy

A few days ago, I saw this meme referring to those who love snow. Yeh, that's me, for sure! My hand's up, waving frantically in enthusiasm for snow and the colder elements. People in the northern hemisphere must think I am stark raving mad, and I can see where they are coming from, when cold… Continue reading Travel theme: Snowy

kristina ohlsson book review
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Not Your Average Crime Novel – ‘Unwanted’

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.'

'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer?

Trondheim river
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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

I have followed Sally's blog for some time and her regular weekly feature with changing themes gives photography buffs a good array of choice and inspires creativity. I am thrilled to have a chance to blog some of my favourite travel photographs in her Challenger's choice week. A perfect day on the river! Sally D's… Continue reading Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

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Finding my Feet in Finland

I was surprised with what I found. Can I say that? I knew so little about Helsinki or Finnish history. The Nordic regions weren't a focus of the Australian school curriculum at all. In fact, growing up in Australia in the sixties,you would be considered a bit of a nerd, or at least a well-read… Continue reading Finding my Feet in Finland