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Shadow – Book by Karin Altvegen

"When does the first flake fall that will form the snowball? At what stage does the movement start? Nowadays people talk a lot about chasing happiness. There are a multitude of books courses about being happy. Is it something worth striving for? From the Scandinavian realms, Karin Altvegen explores this in her psychological thriller novel, "Shadow."

Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from around the World

History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Book review, Community

Recommended Scandinavian Authors

Until recently, I ran a Scandinavian book club amongst the Nordic clubs in my city. The book club was a success until everyone got too busy and decided to go home to Scandinavia for the summer. (Can't say I blame them!) Over the years that it was active, I managed to accumulate a list of… Continue reading Recommended Scandinavian Authors

Australia, Community, History & Traditions, Painting

Scandinavian Festival 2013

"Newstead overrun with Vikings!"   But there was no raping nor pillaging this time and just as well:  10,000 + people were present in Austin Street. [The Scandinavian community is big here] Now set to become an annual event, the second Scandinavian festival was in full swing on September 8th and all the Nordic clubs… Continue reading Scandinavian Festival 2013

Community, History & Traditions

Scandinavian midsommar in Australia

How can a Scandinavian midsommar be held in the depths of winter, yet the temperature and weather conditions be the same? The answer is when it is held Down Under' in Australia! The ethnic clubs of Scandinavia are active and popular with those Scandi expats living or working in Australia.