Thursday, October 29, 2015

A harsh winter??

Olle told me that he had read that the upcoming winter was going to be a harsh one.

I found a couple of articles that backed him up. First was an accuweather forecast that said cold air would "build over Scandinavia" this winter.

The Local also repeats the accuweather news, with additions of their own.

They point out, however, that such long-range forecasts can be inaccurate.  Last year's forecast was also for a cold winter. In the end, it was one of the warmest ever recorded in Europe!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A quick weekend!

It's Tuesday evening, about my first chance to update after going to Aspö this weekend.

Everything worked out just as planned; I caught Norwegian Air right after work and made it to Marcia & Rutger's house in time for Rutger to make me a tasty hamburger.

I took the mid-day boat to Aspö on Saturday. The weather was spectacular: mid-50's, and sunny.   Olle and Annika had me over for another usually wonderful meal, and I rode back with them from Stavsnäs on Sunday afternoon.

My Norwegian flight back on Monday morning was smooth as well, and I was in the office well before 9.

The only snag is that I came down with a terrible cold as soon as I arrived in Sweden, so I was much lower-energy than I would have liked. I managed to pack up all the food and close up the house, but not a lot more than that.

I did manage to take a bunch of photos, thanks to Annika's encouragement, so an October photo page is now up.

This is our last trip for the year, but we'd like to make a winter visit early next year. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A quick update

We are all in London now; I started work recently, and Sooz and Ollie have made the journey from Texas safely.

Our belongings arrive next week, and the weekend after that, I'll be taking a quick jaunt to Aspö to close up our house for the winter.

We had hoped to perhaps spend a longer time there in the fall, but our London life is already pretty full these days. This will be a good test of the "quick flight over on the weekend" plan we'd like to use in the future!

Stay tuned for photos and updates in a couple of weeks.