Carnival break

  Clew takes a Carnival break this week! Enjoy – whether you’re wearing a costume or ski wear, whether you’re on stilts or skis! Photos by Unni Holtedahl, Mardi Gras 2015

Violet edition: Capturing winter

Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is Clew photographer […]

From all of Clew to all of you

♥ Clew Christmas greetings ♥ These are some of the things the Clew crew had to say to Santa this year: “I just want to tell you I have been good this year and tried most of the time to reeaaally listen to…myself (who else?!)” – Sorana “… this year I am going to ask you […]

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, As I sat down to write to you, I actually got both a writer’s block and a wish block. So I started googling around, and did you know that there’s a website called http://www.grownupletterstosanta.com? Do you even google, or read web letters, or e-mail? It would be kind of cute if you didn’t, but I […]

Ho ho – Merry Christmas from Norway!

Christmas traditions are important, especially when you live abroad as an expat. You try to make the holiday as normal as you can and simultaneously adapt new traditions. When you move back home your traditions have changed quite a bit – like hanging miniature bottles as ornaments on your tree. However, I really do miss […]

Homemade sweets for Christmas

Here are a few quick ideas for festive family fun in the kitchen:

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, It’s late in the season and I’ve got to get this letter off to you ASAP, so forgive my abruptness (and my foul language). Ya’ see, Santa, this holiday season the only frosty snowman I know of is me. And I don’t wear no silk hat. I don’t smoke no pipe, neither. So […]

White Christmas – a very secret list of magic places

I love Christmas markets. That’s it, now you know my secret! But at the same time, I’m always looking for magic and uniqueness -more than just some nicely decorated wooden stalls and mulled wine. So this is not just a list of Christmas markets, this is what I’m pleased to call: My very secret list of magic places! Christmas in […]

Strategy for Christmas fever

Call me crazy, but this Christmas I will not go crazy looking for Christmas presents. And I am considering whether to continue with my tradition of sending holiday cards to everyone and then receive some replies ‘next year’.

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I really have everything I could ever wish for, so this year I am going to ask you to bring my share of any gifts to those who really need them. I am thinking especially of those women risking their lives to bring their children to safer countries. Give them some joy and […]