Posts Tagged ‘Winter’
Autumn has come to Stockholm.
Beautiful mornings on the water (thank god for our new boat), cosy looking fashion in the shop windows and the world shifts to orange. This also means shopping functional clothing for kids. Since this is my first winter as a mom, I am amazed at the prices of miniature fleece jackets. Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is coming!
It might not look like it for the rest of you Europeans, but three degrees plus and sunshing slowly makes the ice melt and brings back colors. The mornings are orange-sorbet, the evenings pastel-turquois going yellow. Just a couple of weeks to go and I will be able to take my boat to town – which means life is back and will speed up with about 500%.
I am now off to my storage looking for flip flops and my straw hat. Finally taking a break from the scandinavian static white, wriggling my warm sunny toes, chewing samosas. Colors.
Did I mention I miss those?
Minus 20 degrees today! When winter is coldest Swedes take comfort in whipped cream. As soon as the nation has finished digesting their Aladdin chocolate box, semlor start showing up in coffee places and bakeries across the country and they continue seducing innocent strollers until easter.
In lack of time for thoughts and words I am limiting myself to impressions. Walking to the car in the morning I am stunned by the colors of february.
Life is beautiful!
The world outside my window was tremendously beautiful today. I immediately stopped complaining about the sudden snow (50 cm in a 24-hour-blizzard) and the wolf we had on our plot last week. It is probably blinded by the light anyway.
With a bit of luck and persistence, you can get freckles even at 15 degrees minus.
2010 is coming to an end and it feels good. 1/2 meter snow, frozen sea, cleaned out paperwork, eliminated signs of sleep deprivation and champagne bottles are ready to go.
People from the mainland are carrying heavy bags and boxes across the island, firecrackers and toothbrushes. This place is never as popular Read the rest of this entry »
God Jul, Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten!
For the holidays, we adapt to German grammar and use capital letters for our Christmas wishes. I assume this adds to their holiness. P. and I however just got back from my family in Germany, one meter snow, too much food and Brussels airport.
Brussels airport deserves extra attention this year.
a) because I missed my flight by 5 minutes and
b) because it serves as a platform for corporate promises. This is where Europe lands to go to work after all.
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It is sunday and this is a quick update on the comeback of kick sleds. There seems to be only one place around Stockholm selling them: “Granngården” – or “The neighbors ranch”, a store for people who have farms, horses, shotguns, moose- spyglasses and no problem with -40 degrees during forest labour.
I admit I did not really fit in, Read the rest of this entry »
After a couple of polite questions about my whereabouts I can state that I have been busy, freezing and quite uninspired. And occupied winterproofing boats at 15 degrees minus as well as researching adequate means of transportation for the upcoming season.
Until it next breaks down, I take the subway. On my way to work yesterday I ran into two updates
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