I have been working on this painting for months, almost a year. I started it when I was waiting for Thora to arrive and it has gone through a series of transformations. It has had many appearances and I have slowly been adding new layers and faces to it and now I am finally happy … Continue reading The evolution of mum
Just stopping by to show you what I've got on the table today: A new houseplant which I hope will survive! It's a tradescantia tricolor and I love the green and pinkish foliage. Looking back at it I think the purchase might symbolise new beginnings. A subconscious purchase perhaps! We are stuck in a bit of a … Continue reading ON THE TABLE – a new plant, a new book and a diary
Oh baby it's cold outside! The garden is covered in frost, and all the leaves are glittering in the low winter sun. There is nothing quite like it! But with glittery frost, comes nail biting cold, and sometimes it's hard to know what to dress your babies in when it's this cold. As a Norwegian … Continue reading Dressing your babies for winter – some tips from a Norwegian
A few weekends ago we visited Garsons Farm in Esher for a little spot of fika*! They had all their Christmas decorations up and the whole place looked magical. I always allow myself one fancy Christmas tree ornament per year so we spent a good while looking and selecting our favourite (the toddler and I, that … Continue reading Fika at Garsons Farm
You know when there is "nothing to eat" in the house and however many times you open the fridge and cupboards and you can only find ingredients? Well, this Sunday was a bit like that. At around midday, and I realised that no one had eaten any proper food, I decided I was going to have to make something … Continue reading ON THE TABLE: Gently spiced sweet potato soup
As parents we often celebrate our children's milestones, it starts off with the first ever nappy change, the first ever smile, the first tears, the first explosive poo, the first night at home, the first laugh, the first steps, the first shoes, the first words, the list goes on. We like to make a mental … Continue reading Milestones for grownups
With a husband who is a bit above averagely interested in bikes it was only inevitable that the kids would eventually be kitted out with some pretty good gear. Last year we gave Iselilja a balance bike for Christmas, one without pedals, and it's only recently that she's become a bit more comfortable and confident … Continue reading I want to ride my bicycle!