Seven Kinds Of Biscuit

Sju Sorters Kakor (Seven Kinds Of Biscuit) is a Swedish household staple. After World War II, Swedes celebrated the end of rationing by making cakes, breads and biscuits and, after submitting 8,000 recipes in total to a contest, 300 made it into the first edition of this cookbook in 1945. Since then there have been…

My Scandi Bookshelf

Like a lot of people, I fell in love with the idea of hygge and lagom when it became popular in the UK a few years ago, but after a brief look the books ended up gathering dust on my bookshelf. It wasn’t until lockdown this year that I was truly ready to read them…

A Coincidental Hamilton Moment

7 years ago, almost to the day, I took this picture in New York and couldn’t remember why it was significant but I knew it was. My sister and I had gone on holiday and were trying to absorb lots of information on a open-top tour with a very informative guide, but I knew to…

Celebrating Swedish Cinnamon Bun Day

In Sweden, cinnamon buns (kanelbullar) are so culturally important that they have a special day dedicated to them. That day is 4th October, which is today! Swedes love to fika, enjoying a casual catch-up over a hot drink and food with friends. You can take a fika at work, like a more friendly, chatty tea…

Why 2020 Is My Perfect No Spend Year

At the beginning of 2020 I decided that this was going to be my “no spend year”. Little did I know that I would get a helping hand from lockdown, and that I’d find my lagom life.

Our First Adventure After Lockdown

Last week we set out on our first holiday since lockdown began here in March. After 17 weeks at home with only our daily exercise to look forward to it was fantastic to escape from our bubble into the big wide world! We visit the Aviemore area every year around this time as we love…

A Family Day Out To Newton Farm

Our last big family day out before lockdown was to Newton Farm, a local working farm which runs a variety of tours as well as offering holiday accommodation. During lockdown they’ve done a brilliant job of sharing updates and tours of the farm through Facebook, and you’ll notice if you watch their videos that Farmer Lou dotes on these animals!

Bag A Virtual Munro With Cairngorms National Park

As a family we walk in the Cairngorms regularly, especially over the summer months and we definitely miss a good hike in the Angus Glens as they’re right on our doorstep! Cairngorms National Park have come up with a great way to encourage us to put our daily exercise to good use, by asking us…

Life On Lockdown

For the last 8 weeks, like pretty much everyone else in the UK, we’ve been doing our bit to prevent the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus/The Corona/The Rona/whatever you want to call it. Allan is an essential worker, I am not, so I’ve been at home with the girls pretty much 24/7 which I actually don’t mind…

Summer Berry Baked Oats

During the week we usually have two options for breakfast: cereal or toast. I’m not a morning person, so I keep things simple, and we’re usually in a rush so the less I have to do or decide the better! Now that the schools are off and I’m working from home around Allan’s shifts I…