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:


The Photo Bloggers(photobloggarna.se)

The Helsingian Pathfinder(helsingianpathfinder.com)


Hanne Siebers(toffeefee.wordpress.com)


104 thoughts on “A Truly Madly Ordinary Scandinavian Awards Tale.”

    1. Lol,I invented it😉yes I read all Larson but beside him and Joe Nesbo who are most famous there-are so many others great crime writer like Lackberg,Mankell,Hong,Indradossen,Asa Larsson or Fossum and only to mention some. It always amazes me like even if they live in such peaceful and green countries they can create such if gruesome stories😎😊🤓

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      1. I use to watch horror films when I was a kid and through my teen years, but then something happened. I think they just got too graphic for me. I still love suspense-thrillers and old-time horror flicks like vampires and werewolves, Vincent Price movies and Godzilla!! Bahahaha!

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      2. More or less the same here,my stomach and nerves are not as strong as they used to be but still very much enjoy an old classic like the fog or nosferatu….we watched the exorcist a while ago and must say I was laughing😉


  1. 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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      1. Oh, of course your pretty face and CEO intellect was an instant love, but your great wit and humor sealed the deal. 😍

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      2. I can’t argue with that😎but only send you this😘
        Probably my humor saved me from being murdered by my husband so far…..😉well actually I think my sense of humor stopped me from murdering him too……a good laugh is always a winner😀🤩

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  2. 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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      1. 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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      2. 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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      3. 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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      4. 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


  3. 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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  4. 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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    1. I knew it there was much more then a visionary ingenious man😍🐶
      And thanks for the” little “,u made my day.being nearly 5.8 foot grew up with the burden of being always in the last row for every school picture 😂😂😂😂

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  6. 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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  7. 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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    1. I am glad you like it😀I am not even a huge fan of him but there is something in that song that always brings me peace and good mood .I think it just represents love ,whatever kind.

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      1. It doesn’t 🤷🏻‍♀️in Italian is a female name that I always loved ,one of my daughters was likely to be called that but at the end didn’t happen so I decided to pick it as pen name😊

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