A VERY CHRISTMAS FIKA TO YOU!

I love traditions. I have new ones every year.  Part of their charm is the promise of a more meaningful season, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moments of the seasons: the first kiss of sunburn, ashflakes falling from a nearby bushfire, each one unique in its own way, and enjoy them with […]

FIKA BY THE SEA

Because of the long and warm November afternoon and evenings, the following fika guide was written specifically with a picnic at the beach in mind – but if the sea is not readily available to you, any body of water will do. A bucket of water. If you can find some sand, wiggle your feet […]

LET’S GO TO COSTA RICA

I think, even though I’m feeling more optimistic about overseas travel happening again in my lifetime, I really want a holiday now. I know it doesn’t even begin to compare to the real thing, but they say that planning a holiday is 78% of the fun! I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but they sound […]

FIKAPAUS: SEPTEMBER EDITION

Have you seen this movie? It’s a documentary following Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, and her staff as they put together their most renowned publication of the year – the September Issue. It’s basically what we do for the September Fika. Cut-throat decisions of which floral forward cake recipe to include, scouting trips to Morocco to […]

FIKA IN JULY!

Hej! Hur går det? Välkommen till mitten av vintern! It’s the kind of weather to get back to some swedish fika roots don’t you think? They know the cold. They soldier on. They look snow in the eye and say ‘Not today.’ That’s not true. Maybe they do but it snows anyway, and they carry […]

FIKAPAUS: JUNE EDITION

Winter in Australia is a time and place like no other. Where I live especially – right next to bushland, the heat of summer has burrowed deep into the trees, light glows like ember from the white eucalypt bark, and gum leaves like red and green feathers mimicking the lorikeets, or the other way around. […]

FIKAPAUS: APRIL EDITION

The word ‘crisp’ is charming and quaint. It’s only regular uses that I’m familiar with are either as a noun, as in, a potato crisp, or as an adjective. The former conjurers up delicious salty crunchy things and darling English accents, and the latter is really only ever used to describe a clear Autumn morning. […]

FIKAPAUS : MARCH EDITION

March’s Fika is all about a few things that are really great, but don’t mke a big song and dance about it. Take March for example, a shoulder month. It’s Autumn, but doesn’t have the public holidays that show pony April has, but still has great qualities. Surely. I guess it’s still kind of warm. […]

FIKAPAUS! FEBRUARY EDITION

Here’s your February fika guide guys! This one’s like a parabola, it’s a bit Brigit Jones-ish in the middle, but picks up on either side with some high brow arts and science. Read: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko I’ve just started reading this, and so far, so good! (that just reminded me I haven’t […]

FIKAPAUS! JANUARY EDITION

Are you on holidays right now? I really hope so. If not, sorry about it. In any case, read on for ideas on how to either fill your long summer days with sweet, blissful requiescent things, or pretend you’re still on holidays. I did have to look up the definition of requiescence, and I’m pretty […]

FIKAPAUS! DECEMBER EDITION

Where are you on the Christmas scale of Santa’s Little Helper to Christmas Grinch? I’m sorry to say, I’m definitely towards the grinch end of the spectrum. Christmas carols in the supermarket in October? What cheek. Garish light extravaganzas that can be seen from the moon? If it’s still up come January 25th, beware the […]

FIKAPAUS! OKTOBER EDITION

FIKAPAUS! OKTOBER EDITION Oh hej! Välkommen to spring and our flowery spring edition of fikapaus. It’s the season of fresh starts and new beginnings, appreciating all that winter was with its rugs, mugs and uggs, hibernating and recuperating – but now we are ready to break out of our snug cocoon of comfort, feel the […]