Pictures above and below taken around 4 a.m. through the window.
The newspaper deliverers are having a really tough winter!!!
Since yesterday, we have probably had at least 30 cm of new snow on top of what was already there. It was also snowing earlier in the week. And it's still snowing! For today, there was a "class 2" weather warning (on a scale of 3) for a large part of the country.
I did go out for a very short breath of air in the afternoon today, but it was just too difficult to walk. My intention was to walk to the nearest letterbox and post a letter, but I gave up half way. The sidewalks hadn't been ploughed at all, and the streets were slippery with loose snow on top of treacherous ice. My friend will have to wait for her letter!
In the picture above you can see that the layer of snow on the ground now goes higher than the seats of the park benches!
To look on the bright side (for me personally), I'm glad that my brother managed to come last weekend when the weather was fine.
He also helped me get some supplies home from the supermarket.
Good timing, considering the new attacks of snow during this week!
I managed to get to my physiotherapy (rehab pool) Monday and Thursday; the rest of the time I've just been staying in!
(Apart from that very short walk today.)
In spite of the blessings of the Internet (♥2U!) there are moments...
A winter's day
In a deep and dark December; [in this case, February!]
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island...
However, Saturday afternoon always offers a treat: my favourite radio talkshow or panel game, which is the Swedish equivalent of British Just A Minute. I learn from the Wikipedia article that the British game started in 1967; the Swedish one has been running since 1969 so was not far behind. The object of the game is for four panellists to talk for sixty seconds on a given surprise subject, 'without repetition, hesitation or deviation' (and challenging each other if they think someone does not keep to the rules). It always gets hilarious, and serves as my weekly laughing exercise!
Wish I could give you an example. but not much point in directing you to the Swedish Radio podcast site. (Any Swedish followers I'm sure will find their own way.) So I got curious to see if maybe BBC4 also had their version on the web...? I found two episodes currently available on BBC iPlayer (limited listening time). So if you don't know the programme, you have a chance to find out what it's about.
Now having listened to one of the British ones, it seems to me that the Swedish version tends to have more detailed subjects; often long sentences which are kind of short stories in themselves. Like, the British programme I listened to had one subject entitled "what's in my handbag". While today's Swedish programme happened to have one about "how I came to discover what X keeps in her handbag" - and X in this case being the leader of one of our political parties (aspiring to be our next Prime Minister if they happen to win the next election), whose handbag has been much discussed in media lately because someone found out it was a very expensive one!
What makes YOU "LOL" - laugh out loud?