A weekend escape to Winter and Norefjell, Norway

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Winter Wonderland might be just a bit closer than what you think it is. Norefjell is a mountain area and ski resort, a beautiful piece of Scandinavia and one of its kind, situated just an hour outside the Norwegian capital. Family friendly, or perfect as a romantic getaway. Whatever you choose you are sure to experience a something rather special.

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Scandinavian Christmas Cookies and ‘Pepperkakeverksted’

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Norwegian ‘Kransekake’. Image source: Matprat.no
Scandinavian Christmas cookies are lovingly baked together with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. In Norway you’ll be offered ‘Sirupssnipper’ and ‘Serinakaker’. In Sweden there’s sweet treats in the shape of ‘Rönnskärsformar’ og ‘Sätoftakakor’, where as Denmark proudly presents their ‘Klejner’ and ‘Brunkager’.
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Dreaming of a A White and Nostalgic Christmas

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Having spent the weekend in Winter Wonderland I couldn’t help feeling a little nostalgic and inspired. The new Christmas Collection of gorgeous children’s clothing by MeMini might just be what you were looking for, if you too are planning a Nordic Christmas.

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A 40 year old letter from Lego on gender stereotypes, ‘To Parents’

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A Lego leaflet from 1974 was posted on Reddit this weekend and with it’s simple messaging (and very Scandinavian way of explaining things) immediately got trending on Social Media, as the content is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. It’s not what you create but being creative that counts and this is way the original lego brick is so brilliant.

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The New LUCKYBOYSUNDAY Collection for Winter 2014

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Never afraid of challenging the main stream design trends -and delivering tons of charm and personality with both their Home and Kids collection, the brilliant creative team behind the Danish brand LUCKYBOYSUNDAY never cease to amaze us!

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Our best recipe for Scandinavian Mulled Wine, ‘Gløgg’

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The Scandinavian mulled wine, ‘julegløgg’ has longstanding traditions in Scandinavia. It’s made with red wine, aquavit and madeira, but this can easily be replaced with a blackcurrant cordial for a non alcohol option. It’s the spices which are important! The Swedish King Gustav Vasa had his own recipe in the 15th century, not too dissimilar from the one we will share with you.

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