Grey, grey, grey

As you might have noticed in my last entries, I am becoming a bit frustrated with the weather in Turku. This is not how Finnish winter is supposed to be. When we arrived, we had freezing temperatures, sunshine, ice crystals and no wind. Actually really beautiful once you get used to the cold and to dressing the baby like a Michelin figure. That’s a good winter! That’s how it is supposed to be! But after two weeks, the weather changed. It got warmer, which was nice at first, but with that came the melting snow (and every morning new snow that could then melt during the day again), mist, wind and grey clouds. And that’s basically how it has been for the last five weeks. Grey and dull… every single day. With one or two small exceptions for about 3 hours. I am very tempted to snaffle some of the little one’s vitamin D drops!

Apparently, the Finns have given up hoping for a real winter too. During the last days, the streets were cleared from all the gravel which was quite impressive. I wasn’t always able to figure out what the cars were doing, but it involved a lot of noise and dust. And when I now go for a walk with the little one, there is no more clac clac clac clac clac clac clac anymore, but the stroller rolls almost silently.

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So, dear weather god, since the streets are clear and the Finns are hoping for spring, you probably don’t need to send tons of snow again. But how about a little sunshine? Please? 

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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One Response to Grey, grey, grey

  1. mupfens says:

    Sounds dull. In the Netherlands we did have weather like that as well. If you live there long enough you might get used to it, but it really wears you down.

    By the way, I tagged you in my recent post. I would be happy, if you join. Maybe you have to translate the questions to English. Tag-Post

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