06 Feb 2012

-43 degrees Celsius

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That’s how cold it’s been up in the northern part of Sweden the last couple of days. This record low temperature was measured in Kvikkjokk on Friday and it’s the lowest temperature measured in Sweden in 11 (!) years. It’s not been as cold down here in Gothenburg but I think the -14 degrees we’ve had here the last couple of days is more than enough.

It’s been a bit quiet in the blog the last week and that’s because I’ve been very busy at work trying to catch up on all the work that built up during my holiday and when I was sick. Pollux started doggy kindy last week and it’s been running smoothly and he seems to enjoy himself. I’m almost rid of my cold as well so soon we might be back on track. :)

The past weekend was pretty quiet. We went over to my brother’s on Friday night for a taco dinner and on Saturday we had friends from Malmö stop by with their two kids on their way up on their ski holiday in Sälen. It worked out better then I expected being 4 adults, 2 kids, a cat and a dog in the apartment.

22 Jan 2012

Rude awakening

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Leaving a sunny 27 degree Melbourne after having had a month of great warm weather and come home to Sweden was a rude awakening. Apparently the weather has been pretty mild while we’ve been gone but yesterday, on our first day back home, the weather Gods decided it was time for a change. We had around 10 cm of snow yesterday and a temperature around -2 degrees Celsius. I don’t think -2 has ever felt as cold as it did yesterday. It will take some getting used to, to adapt for Swedish winter. We miss sunny Australia.

04 Apr 2011

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

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Sweden is pretty safety conscious when it comes to driving and the use of snow tires (or winter tires as we refer to them) are mandatory between 1 December and 31 March, if it’s winter conditions. You have the choice of studded tires (good for ice and packed snow, but are noisy and drag on clear roads), stud free snow tires made of a very soft rubber (which are only good for three years, and also drag on clear roads). If you drive on studded tires it’s allowed to use them between 1 October and 15 April, but they may also be used during other times if there is or is likely to be winter conditions.

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18 Dec 2010

Dec. 18 2010

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All lighting of fires and fishing is strictly prohibited on the ice road. Sign placed on the plowed ice roads outside Luleå. Driving your car on the frozen sea sure is a special feeling. (Sweden)


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16 Dec 2010

Dec. 16 2010

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Ice chandelier at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. (Sweden)


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30 Nov 2010

Nov. 30 2010

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Walking on the plowed ice roads in the harbour of Luleå. (Sweden)


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19 Nov 2010

Nov. 19 2010

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Winter often equals snow in Sweden. (Sweden)


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