Monday, April 14, 2014

we have anemones everywhere

We are up here in our Swedish country house for the holidays. It's so quiet and nice. We have anemones all over the plot and everything is much more springlike than last year's Easter vacation. It's good to be here & the girls are happy.

Friday, April 11, 2014


I am so happy to tell you that my little assistant and I made a contribution for the inspiring & beautiful Lille Nord. I am quite sure that Lille Nord needs no further introduction for all of you and it feels good to be a contributor to this fine site on Scandinavian culture, lifestyle and family life.

Our first contribution is on the Danish tradition of papercuts for Easter - "gækkebreve".
Did you know that this is a specific Danish tradition that exists nowhere else..?
And that the tradition has its roots all the way back to the 1700s ?
Read about the tradtion here.

This year Frida Viola and I have been cutting & cutting, experiencing the childlike joy of unfolding our papercuts to see what new patterns the scissors made us - and we can only encourage you to do the same.

Monday, April 7, 2014

birthday party

This weekend we were celebrating Molly's 2-years birthday with our family.

Frida Viola was busy making papercuts to decorate the table.
She said it was "Easter crystals" (instead of the snowflakes we cut for Christmas).

Monday, March 31, 2014

last day of March

1. from Molly.
2. I love this neck.
3. old notebook - the same as we used in school. This one is unused and it brings back sweet memories.
4. Our home Sunday morning eight o'clock.
5. I have a weakness for scones. These are wholegrain scones and they were good.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I was browsing through my many photos from the last weeks (that I didn't have time to look through or post!) and came across these of Frida Viola. She had a day at home, and we had been giving her a haircut. Afterwards she reminded me that normally when you go to the hairdresser you are offered a lollipop when it's all done. We don't normally keep candy in the house, but this time I couldn't resist her and was lucky to find a left-over tutti frutti lollipop at a secret place. I love these photos where she is in another world, totally absorbed in her own thoughts (and in the lollipop!).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

♥ Molly 2 years ♥

Yesterday we celebrated Molly. 2 years is such an adorable age. she had no expectations and was happy & surprised with everything. Frida Viola chose a baby doll set with bib and baby food as her present and Molly was playing with it all afternoon feeding and nursing her dolls. Who else than her big sister would know what is fun to play with when you are 2 years old? It was a fine day.

Monday, March 17, 2014

2 years in 2 days

Molly is 2 years in 2 days.
We are busy at the moment.
I have hundreds of photos in my camera.

1. watching the fire truck down the street
2. anemone
3. quite happy with her new dungarees
4. sunday with new nail polish