A Truly Madly Ordinary Scandinavian Awards Tale.”

Since my late teens years I have always been fascinated with Scandinavian countries. My love for the Nordics started from Denmark through the director Lars Von Trier and the writer Peter Hoeg. In my mid thirties I eventually went to visit those beautiful lands.Despite the fact I was carrying around a six months pregnant bump,that was the best holiday ever!.All my expectations were met and I fell even more in love with those countries and cultures that ,until then,I got to know only through movies and literature.
Because life sometime has a really funny way to present itself and pleases us,it happened that in the recent years I met few Swedish and Danes and I established my little circle of Scandinavian friends here in Ireland.On top of that,I met Swedish and Norwegian bloggers and,on top of the top of that, even my foster dog is going to Sweden.
Now, virtually over fika,I thank SINDRELF for my nominations.

Five Things I like about Myself:
Oh dear ,I don’t even know if I can go that far with the list but sure I like my positive attitude towards things:always look at the glass half full.
I am over all happy and grateful for what I have.
I like my eyes….if their sight would be as good as their look would be even be better but,as I said, I am happy enough with what I have.

Here I am definitely required to work a bit more with my answers:
1.I started blogging because, after keeping a diary for therapeutic reasons,I eventually remembered how good writing,(that is something I used to do since I was in primary school), made me feel.
2.I have a very sweet tooth , comfort food is cakes with cream.
3.I love horror and thriller movies,always did .
4.I don’t think I have one specific favorite song.It depends on the mood but, “Harvest Moon” always makes feel good and cheers me up.
5.My dream …..: having a book published and live a long healthy life surrounded by lots of dogs,as bats are not really pet material.
6.The perfect evening in is good food,good wine and ideally good company.If not,lets at least hope the wine will be abundant enough to forget the bad company.
7.As I haven’t visited all the countries in this planet I can’t really say what is the best one.
8.I would love a human colony on the moon but only if we will treat it with respect not like we are doing with hearth.
9.How humanity succumbs to extremism scares me to death.

I know I usually don’t do nominations because I don’t want to leave anybody out but this time I will and I will be fair as I am only nominating Scandinavian bloggers (please check their blogs as they really worth it)for a Scandinavian award of my invention:“Sunshine Nordic Little Thoughts “.

No list of questions and no pressure for my nominees ,just one curiosity:
Three things that pop into your mind while “walking on sunshine”?

My nominations are:

Raynotbradbury(raynotbradbury.com)

The Photo Bloggers(photobloggarna.se)

The Helsingian Pathfinder(helsingianpathfinder.com)

Sindrelf(sindrelf.com)

Hanne Siebers(toffeefee.wordpress.com)



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  1. Congratulations! Never knew this award existed. Have you read the Girl with the…. series?

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  2. I love scandinavia too, i wish one day I’ll be able to make a trip there…😏

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  3. Oh goodness, horror movies-you have the nerves of steel. Congrats, Oretnsia! Lots of hugs and my dream is to be surrounded of dogs as well :)))

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  4. There is certainly some grest thriller writing coming from Scandinavia……

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  5. Eeek! Horror movies!! Congrats! ❤

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  6. I miss living in Denmark! 😢

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  7. Congrats. Great way of expressing your true self.

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  8. Great answers 😀

    I’ll post my reply to ‘Sunshine Nordic Little Thoughts’ sometime next week 🙂

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  9. LOL! I knew there was a reason I liked you and your great humor. It was a real hoot to read. I hope to visit Scandinavia in the near future.

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  10. Scandinavia is AMAZING! I am with you there. They know how to do things and so much talent cones from those countries. Amazing places!!! And congratulations!!!

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    • Thank you dear and nice to be pals then😉😀

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      • It is truly lovely to be pals 😊 have you been to the arctic reaches of Scandinavia?

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      • Only to Copenhagen,And around Sweden and Norway.Iceland will be next stop….but I don’t k ow when😉

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      • Oh, Iceland is lovely. If you get a chance, drive the entire road 1 around the island. If you are able to camp, it also follows the ‘camp anywhere’ freedoms of the rest of Scandinavia. You can stay at the foot of glaciers or on lava flows, or anywhere you like. It is such a beautiful and freeing place. If you would like any thoughts on some good places to go, let me know!

        I think I left a part of my soul there I love it so much!

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      • Wow wow wow that’s a lot of tips.i envy you for being there😍I’ll definitely ask you for advice when,Eventually,I will make it there❤️

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      • I am so glad you are going! I want to be there again.

        If you ever get a chance to go to the arctic reaches of Scandinavia, that is also incredible. You can fly straight or Rovaniemi in the Arctic circle. It is wonderful, especially in the winter months. There is reindeer driving, husky sledging and lots of other activities. Plus, the sea freezes and you can walk over it. Did that in a campervan. Once again you can stay the night anywhere. It was incredible, but very cold! Scandinavia truly is a special place!

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      • I’m going Im going I’m going and now even more willingly but when I don’t know😫may be for my mid fifties🤣

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      • I hope you manage to go soon. The shame is how expensive those countries are. A real ouchie on the bank account! I love you are so inspired by travel! We are clearly very like-minded 😁

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      • Yes they are very expensive indeed…unfortunately.Its cheaper to go the states for us….can you believe it?🤦🏼‍♀️but we ll make it😉have a good Sunday

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  11. Neil Young is one of my favorite. I heard the Harvest Moon live when he played around the corner from me at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Good choice.

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  12. Congratulations Ortensia! Wow Scandinavian countries. What do like the most about their culture?

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  13. Hey, hey, hey. No need to mention your age when you went. Very interesting to read. I have a terrible sweet tooth, too.

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  14. The landscape is just breathtaking!! So beautifully written 🌞💟

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  15. I am so very proud of you-you stuck with it and look at you now!! I am glad for you and wish you more success . . and a book!

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  16. Fantastico Ortensia..

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  17. A truly interesting post Ortensia, I love learning more about you. And of course my name Ivor is of Scandinavian origins, given to Wales.

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  18. aw so cool to have an award. Congratulations.

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  19. Well, I really do hope I’d get a chance to cruise around the Scandinavian countries when I grow older. They definitely do look breathtaking over the internet.
    And oh, congratulations on these awards. Your truly madly ordinary stories have something quite extraordinary in them and I’m sure you’ll soon be a published writer.
    Looking forward for a personally autographed copy of it for myself.
    Have a lovely day ❤.

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  20. mes compliments..ortensia chéri 😀

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  21. I love Scandinavia too! I was privileged to be able to visit Norway Denmark and Sweden last year and I super loved the culture and most especially the food! Lol. I have a sweet tooth just like you do, I can totally relate lol. Congrats on your awards and nominations, Ortensia. Great to know so much about you 🙂 Hope you publish that book soon and be surrounded by a lot of dogs hihi.

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  22. Several things we have in common you little lovely: If I get published, I’m gonna get multiple dogs to make me happy every second!

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  23. hi dear
    help me to win this best book influencer blogger title.
    plz vote for me

    click on my name “Jalpa Makwana” there in the post.
    Share it also.
    thank you.

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  24. omg omg… I am on the list haha let me run to the bakery and bring some fika to u, with a cream lol
    about ur dream …..: having a book published and live a long healthy life surrounded by lots of dogs,as bats are not really pet material. Oh, the most dreamiest dream ever 💕💕👍👍👍 love it😁

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  25. Yes, having plenty of good wine 🍷 on hand is always a good thing.

    Especially when putting up with bad company and waiting for the Vikings to arrive to carry them away to fight at Ragnarok.

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  26. Oh your humour! I just loooooove it!

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  27. Tonight is the awarddddd-night haha how’s Friday fika going, if any?

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  28. Congratulations on the award! Scandinavia is fascinating and although I usually like crime and horror films myself, the Scandinavian ones are always a bit too hard for me. Just watched a TV series called ‘100 Code’ that’s set in Sweden. It really was good but quite tough too.

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  29. Thanks for introducing to my new favorite song “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young.

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