I'm Krisha - a Scandinavian mama and physician, a crafter, and an avid coffee drinker - trying to nudge my family towards a greener lifestyle!


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day trip

Yesterday I spent the day in Fredrikstad a little town about an hour or so south of Oslo. I went down to visit with one of my very best friends and colleague The town was originally a garrison town and the fortified old town is still intact. It is incredibly charming with galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants.

The morning was gray and cold and the light very "flat" so these pictures does not do the old town justice. That may be more due to me being under dressed and more focused on catching up with my friend rather than focusing on my camera settings though. My friend took me to this nice, warm and charming cafe, Mormors cafe. The literal translation is mom's mom cafe - which is the same as grandma. Indecently my cousin Arve over at starve had recommended the cafe profusely. 

It was the perfect place for girlfrinends to have lunch and catch up. We had  salad and the most amazing carrot cake. The rest of the menu looked interesting, but again my focus was else where..

You can get to Fredrikstad by a direct train from Oslo. The ride is 1,hr and 15 minutes. Its comfortable and nice. The old town is a bit of a hike from the train station, but there is a bus line. If you are spending a longer period time in Oslo and are looking for a day trip destination, I would really recommend the trip. However, my friend tells me that Moromors cafe is very popular so you need to get there early if you want to secure a table for lunch on the weekends.


southern moments

Instead of the more regular "this moment" I decided to share some moments and impressions form our recent trip to the South east of the USA. I love going to the south in spring - something about the beauty of the threes whos leaves have not come in yet contrasted with all the threes who flower. And even if it was unseasonably cold, even wet a few days and I missed the blooming of the Dogwoods I still fell like I get to have spring twice! 


 Enjoy you weekend!


Family portrait

I love the wonder that is the World Wide Web for many reasons, one of which is that it, through serendipity, put me in contact with the artist that made our family portrait.  Melissa at Hilltop Hausfrau takes ordinary photos and turns them  into unique pieces.  She also turns them into the most adorable and unexpected  miniatures (which I will show you once I've found the perfect spot for it in the house.)

This is a holiday picture taken in South Africa on a perfect day and I am surprised at how she captured the mood of that day without knowing much about it nor us. It was one of those days where there was no "don't do that," "pick up your...," "leave your brother alone" "... stop fighting...." Nor was there any parental bickering for that matter. That day, we took a trip to the beach at Hermanus before returning to the little farm we stayed at in Franchhoek, and then ended the day at a wonderful little restaurant in the village,  where we ran into another little Norwegian family from our very neighborhood in Oslo - what where the odds? I fell in love with the Western Cape and hope to return one day!

And I am so so happy with this family portrait - much better than the original photo and worlds better than the photos taken by a professional photographer a few months ago! 

Check out Melissas ETSY SHOP as well. She does amazing stuff! 



Miniature crochet bunting!

Miniature crochet bunting - turned out to be the perfect holiday project.

(If you want the pattern please get in touch.)


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