Først Snø

First snow is always an exciting time of year.  For us at least.  For the Weegies it seems to incite a nationwide mutterance of not having swapped from summer to winter tires, and inevitably followed by reports of traffic jams, and car chaos on the news.

Every year.

This time round we had ample warning.  Tuesday it would snow.  And a lot.  And while our norsk countrymen remained in a state of unimpressed denial, I excitedly counted down the days.

On Tuesday, I headed out to check out the action.  Curiously, I was the only one out and about.  The mommy strollers, dog walkers, and elderly baby pokers were all kosering* themselves at home.

Such thrilling excitement they missed.

Our balcony

Our balcony

 

Freezing, starving duckies.  They seemed especially happy to see us today, and relished the remnants of my homemade sunflower and pumpkin seed loaf.  Curiously,  there seems to be a lot less of them, then there were in the summer

Freezing, starving duckies. They seemed especially happy to see us today, and relished the remnants of my homemade sunflower and pumpkin seed loaf. Curiously, there seems to be a lot less of them, then there were in the summer

At the lake.  It turns out pushing a stroller in the ice is actually quite challenging as brakes are rendered useless, and it becomes a sled.  I googled chains for stroller tyres, but the google seemed to suggest there was no need because 'who would want to go out in the ice and snow, anyway'.

At the lake. It turns out pushing a stroller in the ice is actually quite challenging as brakes are rendered useless, and it becomes a sled. I googled chains for stroller tires, but the google seemed to suggest there was no need because ‘who would want to go out in the ice and snow, anyway’.

 

Back from our adventure

Back from our adventure

* Kosering: å koser – special norsk word. Possibly expanded in next blog post.

 

 

 

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