That Nordic ThingMay 16, 2011
Nordic seems to be the flavour-of-the-year.
Vikings with a chance of Swedish meatballs. Nevertheless I was surprised to discover that next weekend, May 21-22, there is going to be a Nordic Festival in the beautiful Yarra Ranges town of Warburton.
Image and Artist: Justin Purser, Decorative Metal
The program of events is rather up-market with Scandinavian Church Service, a Viking artefacts Display, photo gallerys and not one, but two Viking re-enactment groups: Jomsvikings and the Hodegon branch of the New Varangian Guard, and RED HERRINGS a free Scandinavian Folk Music Concert.
I just love all things (pardon the pun) Scandinavian and have shared a lovely connection with my Swedish penpal of 30 years that has survived a great deal of changes and the internet. We still write the old-fashioned way – on lumps of clay……nah! Just yoking.
Warburton. Autumn. Men in hats……with horns on….
What a wunnerful world!
I shall have to prepare and hire out The Vikings and get my Brooklyn-Swedish dipthongs just right….in case yonder there’s a castle of my fudder’s.
There’s a website Nordic Festival