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Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party

Jul or jol is the term used for the Christmas holiday season in Norway. Originally, "jul" (or "jol") was the name of a month in the old Germanic calendar, corresponding roughly to the time from mid-December through mid-January, and the concept of "jul" as a period of time rather than a specific event, prevails in… Continue reading Scandinavian Nisse Traditions and Christmas Blog Party

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Bushboy’s Last on the Card Challenge

Norwegian Rosemaling Why wouldn't I use Brian's challenge to post a pic of my favourite art? This isn't my original design but I was inspired to adapt a similar design that I used as the basis for this practice in colour.


Enjoy Scandinavia without the long flight!

A while ago, I was invited to write a post about Scandinavian books and have reproduced some sections and updated others here so grab a cuppa, make some waffles and enjoy a literary trip through novels I have recently read.


30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You Wish You Could Live In

I blame the sadness. It caught me completely off-guard. In my defense, I would claim that I had only recently returned from an exhilarating vacation in Scandinavia, and had almost made it through the mandatory 3 weeks of post-holiday, emotional doldrums, that consistently 'kneecap' me on my return to the sunburnt land in which I live, when Iborrowed this part-travelogue/ part-memoir, at my local library.