Monday, February 25, 2008

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Until Tuesday last week I was all booked to go skiing (that is on snow) this weekend near the Sweden-Norway border, but due to a last minute request by work, I ended up sitting on a beach in the sun at Fort Lauderdale in Florida!

It was a last minute flight across the Atlantic for my first trip to the United States of America. My visit here is primarily for work and will be here for 3 weeks before I head back to Australia at Easter (via London to visit some friends). I am heading back to Sweden in late March.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Where has the snow gone? - to China maybe

Now this is how I expected Stockholm to look for most of January and February ...

but this is the first snow I have seen fall in the city since November!! (I did miss some at the start of January). Almost every Stockholmer I have spoken to says they have never seen anything like it, it is the warmest winter EVER, with every day peaking above zero and no ice whatsoever in the harbour.
I have doubts whether this snow will stay as rain is forecast this week.
Update: the above photo was taken around 11, by 4 most of the snow had been washed away by the rain :-(