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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Scandinavian Festival 2014

Wow, the year has gone fast. The 14th of September, it was once again time for the annual Scandinavian Festival in Brisbane! We couldn't have ask for better weather - it was quite warm and not too sunny☺ - Perfect Spring weather! Lots of people and heaps to look at - a lovely way to spend a Saturday together.

Talented Yenny Strömgren, creator and designer.
Dirth By Earth - Australian Made Scandinavian Style

So many pretty things... ☺

The Swedish School's yummy 'kanelbullar' (cinnamon scrolls) 

- 20 years experience in the opal industry

Swedes Down Under 
- The Swedish Club in Brisbane celebrating 25 years this year!

My blue and yellow children ☺

The Swedish School in Brisbane had a 'Fiskdamm' 
The kids went fishing for soft toys and lollies☺

Swedish Meatball sandwich with beetroot salad

Saga Vikings Inc. in Brisbane

Saga Vikings are attempting to re-enact the lifestyle of all Vikings, from.craft, trades, building and even the Norse language. Saga Vikings focus on true Norse re-enactment, combat, lifestyle and daily activities.

Beautiful amber!

Lily and Jonah are playing Swedish floorball.
So much fun. 
I used to play floorball myself growing up in Sweden, 
so it was a thrill to watch my kids have a go.

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Us Swedes, We love to 'fika' which means taking a break - having coffee and cake with good friends. It's part of life - a sweet, sweet life! Yum☺

Danish Christmas craft!
So much to look at☺

Lots of 'tomtar' (Santas) and other decorations for the Christmas tree.

Viking t-shirts from Baby Goes Retro
Scandinavian fashion for col kids!

Scandikids is closing down.
Grab a bargain online!

Mixed Scandinavian handicraft.

Jonah and Lily with their cousin Cheech.

Hot and bothered... and slightly tired at the end of the afternoon☺

One of the highlights of the festival was the cover band ABBA Live.

Before heading home, Jonah wanted to take some photos with his class mascot, Patrick the Panda.It's not every panda which gets to attend the Scandinavian Festival... ☺

I'm already looking forward to next year's festival. I'm pretty sure the year will go very fast, it normally does.

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