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Hi everyone, By popular demand, when I posted a pic of my homemade Bo Bun, here is my recipe, which I got from my mum. Why is Bo Bun so popular right now? Bo Bun became very popular and trendy in the Western world in the last few years, spreading…

First time we discovered Sognsvann lake was last year in August. We could swim, pick up berries, have a picnic. This winter we came back and it looks completely different. The lake is totally frozen, children and adults ice skate or play ice hockey on the lake. Many parents also…

My youngest son was 4 years old when arrived at the French school in Oslo last August. In his class most children have a Norwegian parents. Most children have been to the Norwegian barnehage (daycare) between 1 and 3 years old and speak Norwegian all day when playing together. That’s how…

We are kind of a serial expat family and arrived last July in Oslo, Norway. This is our first spring here and our first Syttende Mai: 17th May, Norway’s Constitution Day, the country’s national day. WOW we loved it! Bunads: Norwegian traditional costumes Unlike July 4th, 14 Juillet (Bastille Day) or Australia Day, you don’t…

As mentioned in a previous post, it’s not that easy to find places to eat at lunch as most restaurants only open for dinner, from 3pm. For us, lunch is much more convenient as we can bring the kids along on week-ends and it allows me catch up with friends and…

Why did we chose Austria for our winter holidays? Last year we discovered the amazing concept of Kinderhotels where you can leave your children with the Kids club for up to 12 hours a day so that you and your partner can go skiing, enjoy the sauna, steam bath, pool and…

A friend of mine just asked what are the Zürich must do or what she should absolutely experience over a short 12 hour stay. I now realise that only one of the 6 thing I recommend has been written about on my blog. So I’m going to fix that and…

Last year we came back to Europe and found a bowling place near our home in Zurich with a great birthday package including 2 hours on a lane with “pillows” in the gutters, a cake and cordial drink. Our son loved it so much we did it again this year….

When it comes to advertising, hubby and I are the first to get caught, hubby with oh and ah over new gadgets and cooking utensils, remember the nicer dicer plus, and me over food porn. For the last week or so I’ve seen cheap lunch ads from Jensen’s Bøfhus everywhere, especially…

My mother-in-law is arriving soon and, although the sun now sets at a reasonable 8.30pm time, it still rises quite early so we had to get block out curtains for the guest room. What’s a better family adventure than a trip to Ikea? Slependen is the first Ikea they opened in…