Dec 7: Skiing, snowshoeing, dirtshoeing

Part of the 2020 good-times advent calendar! If you have ideas, and/or would like to see something fun drawn into the advent calendar, please let me know. Comment below or email/WhatsApp me and let’s have fun this next few weeks.

Snow really brightens things up. It reflects light during dark days (even cloudy ones!) and adds a layer of soundproofing that makes everything seem peaceful, especially when it sticks in the trees.

Snowy dirtshoeing by the show of Edsviken

As of Dec 7 we haven’t had any skiable snowfall; there have been a few flurries but it hasn’t been cold enough to stick any length of time, and even if it has there wasn’t quite enough for skiing.

We got new skis on sale after arriving in Sweden.

We are mostly prepared for snow when it comes, and eager to try out our new skis. In a normal year many Stockholmers would head inland and North to the mountains to ski resorts, but we are definitely planning on staying put. So unless we get snow, it will be dirtshoeing for us, which is like snowshoeing but in your regular shoes and on dirt. Still fun!

It is nice to get a feel for the seasons (even if the grey rainy one is not your favourite) and everyone feels better for it when they get back inside for a cup of tea (or glögg!)