Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where is the beach?

It is almost dull to start yet another post by telling how the weather has been here lately.

And it has been cold, and still is.
We didn't get more new snow, most parts of Skåne are without the white glory by now (not so further north of course).

Unfortunately we are currently harassed (and have been since about two weeks) by a freezing cold wind coming from East, from the baltic sea area.

As a consequence of that icy cold wind the water along the coastline is all frozen over!

It is a strange sight, let me tell you that! No water and no waves... but see for yourself!

Ingrid and the dogs are walking where the waves hit the beach normally. And waves make usually a nice enjoyable sound, not now. Where you look, only ice covered by a thin layer of snow.

They say that the baltic sea along the swedish coast hasn't been frozen over like that since the 80s.

We hope that the temperatures will rise soon, not only because the walks along the beach are more fun when it's warmer, but also because we will soon run out of firewood.
It has been a long and cold winter and we managed to heat the entire house with using just one soapstone oven, situated in the center of the house. It was comfortably warm everywhere, even upstairs in the bedroom where the warmth comes from the chimney.
We have about one week of firewood left and then we are forced to use the central heating system which is powered electrically. That will elevate our electrical bill a lot, but buying firewood this time of the year is also expensive.
Well, it's almost March and it WILL get warmer eventually.
We just have to be patient for a little bit longer.

I will complete this post with a snapshot that Ingrid took this week.
Aaron has a couple of toys which we keep in a basket next to the TV. He loves to take them out one for one and play with them.
The other day Cleo decided to go and sit IN the basket ON TOP of all the toys so that Aaron couldn't get them...
Smart girl - confused Aaron!


  1. Aw, Aaron is so sweet to "allow" Cleo to get in there. He is certainly big enough to remover her if he wanted to. ;)

  2. I never knew the sea would freeze!! Amazing!! Good to hear from you again. Arron is looking fine! Cloe must have a great sense of humor! ...debbie

  3. AAron is just beautiful, confused or not.

  4. Strange to see the sea frozen like that. It's been a cold winter in a good part of the world.

  5. OMG...

    Never seen something like it, and I lived by that Ocean during my entire Life!


    Send you some warm Hugs from the South <3

    Thanks for sharing!!!!


  6. it does look oh so very, very cold. Good thing that you have those dogs to keep you busy and moving. They look like they are having a good time regardless of the freezing weather. Thanks for the nice post. Stay warm, and remember Spring will come, we just have to be patient! In the meantime burrrr!

  7. Haven't visited in awhile. Thanks for visiting my blog as well! Your photos of all that frozen water look pretty desolate. We still have winter here too. But ever the optimist, I'm sure spring is just around the corner! lol. Also, Aaron is just beautiful. He's all grown up now.


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