Spring Cleaning in Scandinavia: Squeaky Clean and Squeaky Green

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes; but for folks in the Nordic countries, it may be the other way around. They “vask” themselves and “vask” their homes with religious zeal. The Finns have gone so far as to create a temple to bathing. They have their own popular saying: “Two places… More Spring Cleaning in Scandinavia: Squeaky Clean and Squeaky Green

Happy Birthday Elsa Beskow

Happy 145th birthday to Elsa Beskow.  Elsa Beskow was one of Sweden’s best-loved writer and illustrator of children’s books. “For over one hundred years Swedish children have grown up with her books. Her illustrations take the reader back to an idyllic Sweden at the turn of the last century. Elsa Beskow’s books transcend nationality and… More Happy Birthday Elsa Beskow