The following is a list of emergency motivation in case I find Engurland a little too charming.
Where else do you get to suntan on a park bench in full winter garb?
Or see someone strolling down the street like this
Or get to spend the weekend at a summer cottage in the middle of winter?
Or get a family picture taken whilst standing on a lake?
Or playing fetch with your puppeh on said lake?
Where else do you get to see a cute little building’s insides look like this?
Or are shown these faces when your family sleds down a particularly icy hill…
…and get to see your dog run for her life when a sled speeds towards her. Why she never ran to the side instead of going full pelt forward I will never know.
Now remember the madness I talked about when I saw the woman swimming in the ice last post? Well…I may be a bit of a hypocrite with these next few pictures. You see after visiting the awesomeness of the little cottage of Ville’s Auntie and Uncle we got a chance to sit in an old-fashioned wood-burning sauna and IT WAS HOT! 80°C (176°F) so going outside and posing in our bathing suits in -7°C (19.4°F)…
….doesn’t seem all that maddning after all. The fuzziness of the photos is due to the steam coming off of our skin!
Especially as directly afterwards it looked like this:
I was SPARTICUS! Not quite lake swimming but I’m new to the Nordics: baby steps...itty bitty baby steps.
Today we abscond back to England to finally have our reception/party a la 1940s theme. I’ve revamped my dress and Ville has a complete military costume of dubious country origin. Photos of that up next!
Toodles Sweets – Ariane