Posts filed under ‘.Norway’

The Strolltroll

The Strolltroll (Norw: Rallskanken) – a Children’s Book


September 14, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

BOOK: Old Tales from the North

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations


March 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Danish Poet

Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
In The Danish Poet the narrator ponders these question as we embark on a holiday to Norway with Kaspar, a poet whose creative well has run dry.
The Danish Poet received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2007!


February 13, 2014 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

London Bridge is broken down

London Bridge is broken down,
Gold is won and bright renown.
Shields resounding
War Horns Sounding,
Hildur shouting in the din!
Arrows singing,
Mailcoats ringing –
Odin makes our Olaf win!


February 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Adventures of a Cardboard Box

One of the wonderful movies at the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, looking forward to another great day tomorrow!

January 27, 2013 at 3:25 am Leave a comment

Saint Lucia Day in Norway

Sankta Lucia (Norwegian Lyrics)

Svart senker natten seg i stall og stuer.
Solen har gått sin vei, skyggene truer.
Inn i vårt mørke hus stiger med tente lys,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia!
Natten er mørk og stum. Med ett det suser
i alle tyste rom som vinger bruser.
Se på vår terskel står, hvitkledd med lys i hår,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia!

Saint Lucia (English translation)

Black night is falling in stables and homes.
The Sun has gone away, the shadows are threatening.
Into our dark house enters with lit candles,
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia!
The night is dark and silent; suddenly a rush
in all quiet rooms, like the waving of wings.
See, at our threshold stands, dressed in white with lights in her hair,
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia!

my little Norway – Saint Lucia Day

December 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment