If you believe it, I actually saw this one first with school. They’d sent the whole year out to the cinema, and unlike when I was learning French in high school and we only got to see the educational films, this was what we ended up seeing. “We’re not just doing this for us. We’re… Continue reading Advent calendar, day 3
I love this movie. I think I first saw it back in sixth grade, or something like that. (It certainly fits with the timing of when it would have been out on VHS). Sandra Bullock does these kind of characters so well, but it is more the big, bumbling family that semi-adopts her for Christmas… Continue reading Advent calendar, day 2
Or as a translation to English might be: Syrup Diamonds. Basically because they’re meant to be shaped like men’s cuff (hence the name in Norwegian) but actually look like the diamonds you find on playing cards. Well, they’re meant to. Mine just looks, er…, odd. But they taste good, and that is the most important… Continue reading Norwegian Christmas Cooking: Sirupsnipper
Day 1 of the Advent Calendar consisting of movie and television quotes relating to Christmas. I’ve tried keeping them on both the positive and the humorous side, and tried not to repeat films or television series the quotes have been picked from. So, if everything works, there should be 24 different movies or tv series… Continue reading Advent Calendar, Day 1
We’ve started making Sugar cookies for Christmas.
The annual Christmas photo shoot from the Norwegian royals tend to include an activity of some kind. This year’s activity was decorating a massive gingerbread house in the ball room of the royal palace. The gingerbread house was, as Princess Ingrid Alexandra rightly pointed out in the video, made by gluing gingerbread onto a cardboard… Continue reading Christmas Photoshoot with the Norwegian Royals
The embodiment of Easter in Norway is to head for the mountains, huddle in a cabin with family and/or friends, eat oranges, chocolate biscuits, and marzipan, and to ski. We’re not amongst those nations who have had enough of the snow when it comes to April, you see. We like to chase after it, to… Continue reading A Norwegian Easter