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Freia Chocolate Factory


A walk in the spring and sunshine. And noticing this old building in my neighborhood. Freia chocolate is not Norwegian owned any more, but still there is production going on in the factory in my neighborhood. I can sometimes smell the chocolate being made.

Recap: Haga documentary

The documentary aired on SVT on April 21, 2014. The below is my live blogging of some of the comments made along the way. Unfortunately it is not yet available for streaming outside Sweden. Update: It is available here: It is a nice documentary that brings together the history …

Quote on What women want

I am going through my old highlights on my Kindle from time to time. Some of them make perfect sense even much later, the majority of them seems to be that I’ve just held down my finger at the wrong point. The quote below from Lean in, by Sheryl Sandberg was one of …

Birthday of Queen Margrethe

  Today is Margrethe II’s birthday. Since it is Easter Week, she will be celebrating it at Marselisborg Palace just outside Århus. Usually the birthday is celebrated at Amalienborg, like in the picture below from 2009.


Quotation Monday #59

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that …


Have you heard of the game 2048? It is addictive. And then come the rip-offs – some are funny, like the BBC Sherlock edition. Or even more difficult, like the Tetris version. You can also make your own version of the game – I made an Alphabet one.  And then I …

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, oh my…

The news that Twitter is rolling out new profiles is not happy news to me. Especially since they will end up looking like Facebook profiles. Mashable argues that it might not be a huge problem, since most of Twitter’s existing users probably already read/send their tweets through various applications – …

Mette-Marit and the Literary Train

Last autumn, the Norwegian Library Association celebrated its 100th anniversary. Around the same time Crown Princess Mette-Marit got the idea to put together a literature train, literally. I want to inspire people to read more! And I want to put the focus on how important libraries are in our society. …


Pasta Chicken Alfredo

Sometimes I want pasta. Really want pasta. And creaminess, and chicken. This recipe from the Pioneer woman hit the spot.  Since I am trying (well, sometimes) to be healthier – it is whole wheat pasta instead of regular. It’s the illusion that counts.


Quotation Monday #57

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ― Mark Twain

The Royal Resource

A few weeks ago I joined in a Twitter conversation. Most of the times, those kind of conversations lead very few places…  However, this one continued on. After some time planning, back and forth, along with the group of enthusiastic royal watchers, a discussion forum was created. We came together …


The Nobel Museum – Stockholm

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm actually ended up being one of my favourite museums when I was there. Maybe because I expected it to be a boring and staid museum, like some of the other museums I had been at the day before. But it isn’t. It’s fun. They have …


March recipe: BBC GoodFood Calendar

The March Recipe from the BBC GoodFood was this Lamb & Mango Curry. My local store did not have any lamb that wasn’t super expensive, so I replaced it with pork. Without any issues. Minimal work, mostly it “makes itself” in the oven. The curry actually really needs the mango …