December days

We are preparing Christmas in a slow paste in our home with Swedish traditional occupations, putting cloves into oranges or making felt gnomes and paper stars. I wish to create the same, or even better, childhood memories that I was given and it’s mostly about smell and taste. Like the wonderful smell of jacinthes or […]

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Winter stories

When we arrived in the alps the sun shined from a clear, blue sky. That did not last. The rest of the week it snowed almost all the time. The kids were delighted and honestly me too. Even if it makes things a bit more complicated, more layers, more wet glowes and no vision at […]

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First week of the year

We spent new years eve in the Alps this year, like the past, with Mat’s parents and his brother and family. They have two girls in about Viggo and Gaétan’s ages and it’s so wonderful for them to be able to meet (they live in Switzerland) and play together. To see them running around the […]

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Were we went on the 24th

I forgot to tell you where we went in the afternoon on the 24th! After we came out from the chapel and the Nativity scene we strolled around a bit in the village to find a place where to eat. Not easy in a tiny village in the French country side the day of Christmas. […]

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Pretty gifts

This year we decided on only one or two gifts for us and Alva and keep it simple for the boys too. For Alva I already knew I wanted to give her a Maileg bunny, my mom bought her two Swedish song books and the whole Scandinavian theme thing was settled when we went in […]

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