Housekeeping: I know I keep promising a new Bits post, but events keep cropping up and pushing it off. It's a nice problem to have after 15 months of a royal drought, however, I know we need a new chatting place. Tomorrow! Promise. - The Bag Yesterday, May 17th, was National day in Norway. While… Continue reading Norway’s National Day Celebrations.
President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea were in Norway on June 12th and 13th for a state visit. Unfortunately both Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were absent due to illness, so who do you think they called in to cover? Princess Astrid, or Auntie Astrid, as we call her… Continue reading Random Royaling – Auntie Astrid Lends a Hand
Did you know that that is the proper name of the country? Me either! I'm learning SO MUCH putting these posts together. It's like being in school all over again. Only this time it's fun. Onward! Queen Sonja, like many of our royal ladies, was busy on International Women's Day as well. She attended an… Continue reading Catching Up With The Kingdom of Norway
How about a bit of Danish housecleaning before Mary descends upon Texas? It seems as though everyone was out and about over the past few days, and I really wish the people in charge of publicity for this family did a better job. You can read all about their scheduled events MONTHS in advance, but… Continue reading What’s On: Danish Division
This weekend the Vasaloppet cross country ski race was held in Sweden. The race is held on the first Sunday in March, and is the oldest cross country ski race in the world. The 90 km (56mi) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden… Continue reading Skiing in Sweden