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Scandinavian Festival!

It is finally summer! After two weeks of unsettled weather it is really actually summer and we have the beautiful weather to prove it. Instead of the many chores that we could have (should have?) done we decided to make the most of the weather and go in search of an adventure. (In the words of my old friend Janice: “There will always
be laundry. There will not always be family time.” Thank you Jan!)

 

We always go to the European Festival but the Scandinavian Festival is almost as fun and a little bit more personal as it is still tucked away at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre like the Eurofest was in the early days…

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The Scandinavian nations are so enthusiastic about life, nature and family – it’s impossible not to be inspired by the energy when they come together!

We were issued our “passports” at the gate – my daughter loves a mission – and we were off to see sights…

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In Norway I resisted the temptation to buy a sweater. (I didn’t even bid on the ones up for silent auction. Such restraint.) My son did ask for a tattoo of the Norwegian flag though…

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Finland is my artistic favourite as I am a huge fan of Finnish design and Marimekko in particular…

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(It’s the 50th anniversary of this Maija Isola’s Unikko print! This print is an artistic rendition of joy!) every marimekko print is beautiful in its’ own right:

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Last (and probably best…) Sweden – home of the most stylish cars – Volvos!

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(123 GT)

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(PV 444)

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(PV 544)

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(122)

So many gorgeous cars to love. (I have asked this question already this week: how many Volvos can fit on one driveway?)

No Scandinavian adventure is complete without a trip to the Viking village…

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Fun was had by all – just enough to fortify us all for another work week. It promises to be be wild and crazy – the last school week of the year. I might need one of those Viking helmets…

Try to stop and smell the flowers along the way:

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Summer is finally here – we hope to enjoy many moments of light and laughter – and we hope you do too!

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2 thoughts on “Scandinavian Festival!

  1. Looks like so much fun. No sweater? Love the t/shirt. I forgot that Auntie Irene had an old Volvo when I was young, looked like the “sport”? I am excited to go see the Vikings exhibition now.

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