Living in the south of Sweden, the winters tend to be long, cold and dark and life tends to gravitate indoors. Many a night are spent at home surrounded by candlelight while munching on comfort food! In the North of Sweden however - the days are lit by dazzling white snow and children play outdoors, building snowmen, sledging or building domes. At weekends, many locals like to head off into the wilderness by ski, ice-skates, snowmobile or show-shoes - all of which will leave you happy, rosy-cheeked and ready for a steaming hot chocolate with rum and whipped cream once home!
The porch shovelling looks like heavy work (did you notice how much snow there is?) - but an essential exercise if you want to be able to leave your house in wintertime up there!
Do you get snow like this where you live?
Ann tells me that in summer they love to swim in the lake and get about by boat. But for a while yet they'll be using skis and a scooter.
Would you like to see a few others Scandinavian cabins in the snow? Here are few of my favourites:
Stor kram! Big hug!