Tag: cold

  • #40 Expat Superpowers

    Luis, who grew up in Spain, talks a bit about his birth country Costa Rica (watch out for alligators), swimming at Saltsjöbaden (fun to swim in, hard to say) and […]

  • #12 Sliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich

    Hana, from Singapore, talks about having to buy socks for the first time in Sweden, typical movie snacks in both countries, and experiencing snow for the first time. Also, compared […]

  • Nordic gardens

    There is an event taking place in March, here in Sweden, called “Nordic Gardens.” This is what I picture:

  • Swedish problems

    I like that I live in a country where this story has dominated the headlines the entire week. Someone drew a penis on a frozen stream in the snow in […]

  • If we all just chip in…..

    I live in an apartment complex. We have an incredibly boring middle space between our two buildings with nothing on it because the building company decided to “keep the nature,” […]

  • Thursday

    This was the southeast Texas’ Facebook page this morning.  Apparently they’re having some freezing temperatures for the next few nights. Here in Stockholm, we call this “typical Thursday weather,” and […]

  • image shows man about to swim in a frozen lake

    No, thanks

    I'll try a lot of things - escargot, zip line, frog-hopping dances.....  but this is where I draw the line.

  • Is it just me?

    I’m currently sitting at work in my winter coat.  Normally I sit in the next room with a portable heater all alone.  The other people who work here don’t want […]

  • Onion eyes

    I have a cold today.  I blame switching over to the winter coat.  Once you give in to winter, the sickness just show up immediately. My eyes are watering like […]

  • I give up

    Fine.  3 c outside for the past week.  I give up.  I’m changing to a winter coat now – not to take it off again until around April.  You win […]

  • Refrigeration not necessary

    I brought a sandwich to work in a refrigerated bag with an ice clamp just to make sure my cheese would stay fresh. Did I forget I live in Stockholm […]

  • You can’t win

    The temperature is right at freezing and rainy.  I put my youngest son in warm socks and a hat and he is sweating.  I take off the socks and hat […]

  • Getting darker

    It’s already getting darker outside.  It’s supposed to be gradual after the autumn equinox.  Just a couple of minutes a day.  LIES!  It jumped an hour earlier just 2 days […]

  • Garbage

    I used to live in a building with a trash chute in the stairwell.  That was the greatest.  I could walk 3 steps outside my door in my pajamas and […]

  • Winter Olympics

    I’m hearing a lot about the Winter Olympics going on, but it can’t possibly be as exciting as my own personal Winter Olympics going on each day.  I have to […]

  • Snow Chaos!!!!

    The news reported yesterday that we were going to get a little snowstorm today with another foot of snow.  It’s been advised that people should stay indoors if possible and […]

  • Issue one – Soup

    I’ve been trapped in the house for a week now.  I’ve noticed when you don’t get outside, your world gets a bit smaller.  Today I will entertain you with the […]