Winter has arrived ! Some friends just told me about how their friends in the very north of Sweden had had a huge party in a tent at -40 c this weekend and yes, I must admit I was impressed even though I’m not sure I would have stayed very long myself. As I’m writing this Frozen planet is on TV – the amazing series with David Attenborough and it once again brings home to me how well we humans adapt to our circumstances, how we always seem to find a way to survive, to grow and to evolve and…like my fellow crazy swedes in the north just have proved, to have fun. If it’s dark and cold 5 months of the year you’d better find something to do that will cheer you up otherwise you would be stuck inside with a bottle of vitamin D and a electric blanket ! So, in a crazed moment of bravery I went against my inner sun lover today and went for a 40 minute walk with my husband at -20 c and I don’t know if my viking blood is starting to kick in but it was actually quite nice !
As you might gather, winter has never been my favourite time of year but I do appreciate it’s beauty and some days it really is magical. Anyone who has ever stepped into a white landscape where big snowflakes are slowly dancing through the sky with the sun just setting behind the mountains, knows what I mean; the world gets transformed and everything becomes peaceful and silent.