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An Easter Postcard from Oslo

April 15, 2017.  I’m fast-forwarding in my blogging timeline for just a minute to wish everyone a Happy Easter — or as they say here in Norway, God Påske!  And rather than writing a tome, I’m sending you an Easter postcard collage showing Pascal preparations around Oslo.  (If you’re interested in more details, I covered most of the Norwegian Easter basics last year; check out my 2016 post Easter in Oslo),   Hope everyone has a peaceful — or chocolatey, sunny, or scary holiday — whichever Scandinavian theme suits your mood! Continue reading An Easter Postcard from Oslo

Easter in Oslo

Check out this sugary sculpture ornamented with chocolate-filled eggs.
Check out this sugary sculpture ornamented with hollow eggs that each hold a variety of little chocolates.

March 18, 2016.  Easter (known as Påske in Norway) has crept up on us early this year, and frankly, no one is ready.  Last year, stores flaunted decorations and treats at least a month in advance of the big event.  Now, just one week before the holiday, eggs, chicks, and chocolates are finally beginning to peek out from shop windows.  Confectioners have done their level best to make up for lost time, though.  Their offerings include fragile feats of sugary engineering that command their own air space and challenge the laws of physics.   Continue reading Easter in Oslo