Thursday, 13 September 2012

There is such a thing as Cloudberries

There is such a thing as cloudberries.
Who knew!
Berries like little amber clouds and they grow in Norway!

Last month I took part in a nature swap organised by  A butterfly in my hair (she is full of good ideas like that!). Names were chosen randomly and it turned out that V and I were each others "swappers".

Such a lovely surprise to hear a package drop through the letterbox. A parcel full of nature treasures and a handwritten note. With postage marks from Norway on it.

The shell and stone are from the north of Norway and the other pieces are from V's garden. The petals I can't stop sniffing and V suggested putting them in a cup of herbal tea (But I think they smell too nice for that! Maybe I will save them for a special goldeny Autumn afternoon cup of tea). The soap is made from cloudberries. (First time I ever heard of cloudberries!) The two postcards of girls with flowers are a lovely take on the nature theme - one of them is by an amazing Norwegian artist, Kirstin Vestgard.

Go raibh míle maith agat (thank you!) V


  1. Oh, how WONDERFUL!!
    What a brilliant idea and what a delightful and beautiful package.
    I just ADORE the sound of cloudberries :)