Swedish Summer & Rain-Laden Clouds – Time to read a Nordic “Deckare” *

If the much-longed- for Summer & Sunny Skies are shattered by rain-laden clouds, why not read a thrilling "Nordic Deckare, * Nordic Detective Books written by female writers or with female heroines.                     My favourite writers are Inger Frimansson  (photo above) and Karin Alvtegen  (Photo: Casia Bromberg) with  books such as  Skuld (* Guilt), Skam (*Shame) and Svek ( * Betrayal). Listen...

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Elsker Ost – Thank you Norway for the *The Cheese Slicer!

  A Cheese Slicer -  A must on every Swedish Breakfast table. Not a Swedish invention but invented 1925 by a Norwegian, Thor Bjørklund. "Osthyvelsprincipen" (*The cheese shaving principle") is a Swedish expression used when  evenly cost cutting is necessary  in councils or in companies. Complete Scandinavian with Danish Sebastian's Song about Cheese "Ostesangen" >click on link/ top        ...

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All Childrens Flower – The Swedish May Flower since 1907

A May Flower in July - Swedish children have been selling May Flowers in different colours since 1907. The May Flower charity founded by Beda Hallberg - Gothenburgh, has been fighting Child Poverty more than a century, including organising summer camps for kids in Sweden at  the Island of Galtarö. I wish all Children a  lovely and fun Summer with this popular song:...

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Swedish Midsummer – A Swedish Tradition in a mixed mood of joy & melancholy

Post Swedish Midsummer Eve reflections; Hope everyone had a great Midsummer Eve in Sweden. An outdoor tradition in Sweden around Summer Solstice with lots of joyful celebrations; Picking leaves & flowers to dress and rise the Maypole with following "Little Frogs Dancing",  Midsummer Smörgåsbord al Fresco  &  *Schnapps songs with the  little *Nubbens i.e  Aquavits. Along with the...

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A Swedish Cottage on the Brighton Riviera – Studio progress 5

[gallery link="file" columns="5" orderby="title"] A fresh Nordic Breeze on the hot Brighton Riviera - Oh So Swedish Studio and Workshop, almost ready  with unique and quirky handmade crafts up for display. Welcome in to the "Swedish Cottage"! Enjoy pictures to a mix of  " Ingrid Lilla" and other popular songs by  the national poet Evart Taube.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpi-vV2gH4g&feature=relmfu...

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Blue Happy Feelings & Studio Progress 4

Newly painted blue walls at the Oh So Swedish Seafront Studio. Enjoy the pictures of the[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="5" orderby="title"] "Gossamer Blue" Walls  to the tunes of  Tomas Ledin's " Dina färger var blå" (Your colours were blue). Happy Swedish Guys splashing around in the Swedish Archipelago blue waters, and with a chilled Pripps Blå (Swedish Lager)!  ...

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