12 Great Cactus Crafts

12 Great Cactus Crafts to brighten up your home

Cactus Crafts: I don't know if its just because its on my mind, but I have been noticing a lot of cacti around at the moment not just the real ones, artificial ones, cactus prints, candles etc. I must admit there is something appealing about cacti,...
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Norwegian Waffles for May 17th

On Sunday we will be having waffles, not that we didn't have waffles last Sunday. This Sunday is the 17th of May which is Norway's National day. Not only is it a public holiday in Norway, but a day of celebrations, parades, food and drink. If you have read my about me page you...
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Easy to make colourful tin can planters

Colourful Tin Can planters and Pallet Holder

I live in a victorian semi town house, so I just have a small town garden. When the sun is shining there is nothing more I like to do than to bask on my outdoor sofa. This year I decided to brighten up my little coffee corner...
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Knitting V Crochet


Yarn and Snow

  The other day while I was crocheting some dim sum (as you do !), the analogy that knitting is to crochet as skiing is to snowboarding popped into my head. Before explaining my reasoning, understand that I am coming from the background of someone who used to ski and knit (not at the...
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The “WOOF” instead of “The Scream”

It was my husband’s birthday weekend, grandparents were watching the kids, so of course the city break destination was going to be Oslo. After many idyllic childhood summers  spent in the fjords, Paul always hankers to go back to Norway. I’d been to Bergen and the Fjords a few times, however I’d never been to Oslo so...
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Sweet Pickled Radishes and Courgettes

One bite of my Norwegian mother in-laws homemade sweet and spicy pickled courgettes and I was hooked, I ended up not only taking home the rest of the jar but the recipe too. I have been making these delicious pickles ever since. I have used the same recipe to make pickled radishes as well....
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