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    btw, I like your quote of Einstein. Its a good sentiment!

    I have several threads devoted to nature and wild life.

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    Einstein was one of a kind; basically my hero.
    Intelligent, ever questioning, artistic, brave, kind and gracious.
    And his gifts to us will last forever.
    I could write a novel here, but will spare you all....
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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    tonight the weather turned very wintry, with the temperature hitting minus 10 celsius. But I got out for a walk when the thermometer reached minus 3 celsius. Made it a short one, but no bleeding, so that's good.

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    Next day, and the temperature has risen to +4, haven't been out yet, but its very slippery after last night's snow which froze then melted.

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    Dreamwoven, do you have grips that you can attach to your footwear, specifically made for walking in icy conditions? That would help immensely, if such things are available where you live.

    At present here in the Prairies, we are experiencing much of the same that you described. Slushy during daytime but when it gets colder at night, things freeze over and make walking a serious issue!
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    Yes, we have grips here too. I wore them today for the first time this winter. We wouldn't manage without them!

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    Although I'm a "Brit in Sweden", my wife is Swedish and made sure I had all the clothing and footwear I need.

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    Love hearing about the "Brit In Sweden".
    Thought of you earlier -- it is raining here. Which spells trouble, as tomorrow will be -9C... Guess I will stay home and quilt.
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
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    It was really only last winter that I came to realise that rain followed by freezing conditions makes going outdoors dodgy. I think I wrote about this earlier in this thread, when, naive Tommy that I am, I stepped out and slipped, my feet went out under me and I sat down hard: Ouch!

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    It is snowing here, at minus 1 degree celsius. It is 10.30 am on 29 November. The snow is expected to keep up until tomorrow with a low pressure area on the Gulf of Gävle, though it might turn to rain. We will be staying in all day today, just as we did yesterday.

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    A beautiful mild sunny day (unusual for November) is beginning here.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Speaking of unusual weather, we are experiencing a lot of warm temps for this time of year. And it is much like you have described ... rain, then freeze, repeat. And repeat!!

    People with arthritis are complaining bitterly about this crazy humid winter! Normally it is clear and cold and low humidity.... But I tell them, wait. Just wait. You'll get your cold. This is a guarantee where I call home...
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    Well, so far we have had about a foot of snow, and more is promised for tonight and tomorrow...

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    The branches of the pine trees hang heavy with snow. I expect that it will get milder and start melting before freezing again tonight. Then the roads will be very slippery.

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    There is a Swedish word that describes much of the Swedish attitude to life. It is the word "lagom" pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagom.

    I didn't think the word would be in Wikipedia, but I was wrong. It is worth reading the whole Wikipedia entry on this word. It says much about Sweden and Swedish attitudes towards themselves.

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