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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…

It’s now affordable to fly Oslo to Los Angeles Early in 2016, Norwegian Airlines launched very affordable direct flights between Oslo and Los Angeles, so as soon as we know the school holidays dates for their October break, we made our booking. Oslo to LA return flight €400 cost us per person….

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…

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…

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….

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…

Last week was heaven, this week, the kids have arrived so we need to find activities everyday to keep them busy. It’s quite a challenge since they love our new home and, like their Dad, you need to push really hard to get them to go out. Luckily, Google weather…

My friends Bev is still in town with her hubby and two boys. With my husband coming back for the week-end, we organised a get away to beautiful Luzern, one hour drive from Zürich. This is the very place to visit in Switzerland. It’s where I saw the most people…

Why school holidays are NOT holidays for me The kids which means they are at home 24/7 and you need to feed them three times a day well five with morning and afternoon tea and make sure they enough fruit and veggies keep them busy while minimising screen time make…

Why visit Dubai? This year’s spring holidays I wanted a place with heat and sun. I was first considering south of Europe like Malta buy was advised it was still too cold for a swim. Several friends recommended Dubai so I gave it a go and it was such a blast!!! I…