Welcome to Scandi-Sense , a place where we take a look at the lighter side of life.  Our philosophy was perfectly described by George Bernard Shaw when he said –

 “Life is not meant to be easy my child, but take courage: it can be delightful.”



Hi, and welcome to my new site, Scandi-Sense.  I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me.

My name is Harriet, I’m a not-so-young perpetual optimist, born in Sweden and now living in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.  I share my life with my best friend and soul mate, my husband Greg.  If you follow my blog, you will find he is the inspiration for many of my stories.

For the past couple of years Greg and I have been working in Papua New Guinea whilst still maintaining our home in Queensland.  Our two children are grown up and we have two beautiful granddaughters – two perfect excuses for regular return trips to Australia.

So what’s Scandi-Sense all about?  And why the name Scandi-Sense?

Life can be very challenging and both Greg’s and my own lives have been a series of highs and lows, like most people, a virtual roller-coaster ride.  Sometimes it seems to deliberately try to drown us or make us wallow in our own misery and self-pity. That’s when we need to switch on that special “positivity gene”, something we can all do in order to make our all-too-short lives a pleasant journey.

I’ve found I tend to see a glimmer of hope or something amusing in most situations, no matter how mundane, bad or frustrating.  I truly believe we all need to have a “glass-half-full” attitude on our journey through life.  After all, what’s the sense of going through life with a frown on your face?  In a nut shell- none at all!

I have always had a passion for writing.  Scandi-Sense was created as a vehicle to share my everyday observations and experiences and hopefully spread a bit of sunshine at the same time.  A vehicle to let my Scandinavian roots of fun and sensibility come to the surface.

I invite you to take a look at life through my eyes.

Scandi-Sense:  Look at the sunny side of life and enjoy the ride!






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