Just got back from a trip to Barcelona.  Temperature in Barcelona was 20 c and sunny!

Temperature yesterday in Stockholm was -14c!  But hey, it was sunny!  (Ignore crying sounds behind that.)

You really forget what warmth and sun feels like after you’ve been stuck in a freezer for 5 months.  I even smelled a bit of rain when we got off the plane in Spain (yes, rain, plane, Spain).  I realized I hadn’t smelled rain since maybe October.

I still say it’s unhealthy to spend the winter here.  I keep suggesting my plan of mandatory beach vacations to Swedes during the winter, but so far the politicians aren’t listening to me.  Until then, we will just have to plan our own.