Last Christmas we were given an overnight stay at Hever Castle as a present from my brother in law and his girlfriend. I know, very generous! A couple of weekends ago we packed up the car and drove off to Kent for our little family weekend trip away. And we had such a great time! … Continue reading Hever Castle
Before I became a parent I was very judgmental, I didn't know that I was, but now that I am a parent I can totally admit that the ideas I had about parenthood and motherhood before I entered the squad was full of judgement. It has been a steep learning curve and there are some … Continue reading Experiences of motherhood that have surprised me
Exactly one year ago I became a mother for the second time. Our feisty little Thora Olava was born April 15th at exactly 5.10 pm, the most incredible experience of my life. Having given birth naturally once before I thought I knew how it was going to be, but the second time was completely different. … Continue reading 365 days of thunder
We went to a kids birthday party today. There was booze. A definite must for any kind of party including more than two kids running around (by this standard you can enjoy a glass of wine during a playdate too, but test the waters first! You don't want to waste offer wine to the wrong mother...). It … Continue reading What is it about kids parties?
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
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!
I'm not gonna lie, I am a massive fan of Halloween. I know it's commercialised and Americanised, but I can't help myself. Any opportunity to dress up and be a bit silly. And I also love the pumpkins. The sweet smell of the burning pumpkin flesh when you light the tea candles inside them. And … Continue reading Halloween
My baby is six months old! Let's celebrate with a little list! Thora Olava likes broccoli, watching her sister play and be silly, pulling the dog's hair, grabbing hold of my nose, screaming loudly and then smiling afterwards, sucking her thumb, having a snooze in the pushchair and chewing on almost anything. So far she has … Continue reading Six Months
Scarves! I love scarves. Especially big ones. This lipstick, I only ever wear it during autumn and winter. Snuggly babies with rosy cheeks. Boots. Not feeling guilty about wearing jeans or long sleeved jumpers! The colours. I mean, who doesn't love the way nature looks at this time of year!? Wool wool wool. Wool everything. … Continue reading 12 things I love about autumn