Sunday sunny Sunday: postcard from Stockholm

March 11, 2013

in Life as an expat,Living in Sweden,Stockholm,Stockholm walks

lake malaren in winter

Sunday walk on frozen Lake Mälaren.

stockholm in winter

James braves the ice.

I love the LIGHT. I know you’re probably thinking: Can she really do another post about the light deficit and excess in this part of the world? Answer: Heck, yeah!

We have had a streak of sunny days here in Stockholm and it has been fabulous. Wonderful. Even though it’s been cold, the sun is making up for it. I can almost feel all those months of gray fading from my memory.

On Sunday, I got out for a long walk with James, a blogging friend from Sydney. We met via our blogs several years back and have managed to get together in both Sweden and Australia and have a lot of fun.

James just arrived back in Stockholm, so we decided to get out and enjoy–or in my case, worship–the sun. We met at Slussen, then walked along Söder Malarstrand, across Västerbron (the west the bridge) and over to Kungsholmen and Norr Mälarstrand before ending back up at Slussen again.

It was great to be out. But by the time I got home, I was thoroughly chilled. That sun is nice, but don’t let it fool you: it’s still cold outside.

stockholm in winter

At Stadshuset.

stockholm in winter

Södermalm canal.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lou Lou March 12, 2013 at 09:20

Oh that is so nice you met a friend through blogging. The weather has been amazing, doesn’t the sunshine make the biggest difference?

2 janerowena March 12, 2013 at 10:34

This winter has definitely been greyer and more depressing than most.

3 James March 12, 2013 at 19:58

And now it’s snowing!!! Yay!

4 Sandra March 12, 2013 at 20:15

Oh, the sun makes a huge difference to me Lou Lou. And yes, it’s amazing the cool people you can meet via your blog. And guess what: you need to know him as he’s a fellow Sydneysider!

5 Sandra March 12, 2013 at 20:16

It’s been pretty uniformly gray Jane. But that helps us to appreciate the sun, right? (Notice the positive spin I am trying to give.)

6 Sandra March 12, 2013 at 20:17

Yay is right James! Glad you are getting to see some snow.

7 christian March 13, 2013 at 08:40

It’s so beautiful! I think I’d be too much of a wuss to stand on the ice though…

8 James March 15, 2013 at 16:16

Christian – what a wuss! :)

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