08 January 2010

Still amazingly cold

It's still terribly cold. We don't usually have this cold for this long in the South of Finland. I'm so happy we don't live in Kuusamo - the new record for this winter was made this morning: -37,1 C! The coldest ever in Finland was in 1999 in Kittilä when it was -51,5 C.

On Tuesday we went out to dinner to a Greek restaurant. We had an assortment of traditional starters and grilled lamb. We had baklava and handmade vanilla ice-cream for dessert. After dinner we went to the movies. I haven't been to the movies either for over ten years. We saw "It's Complicated" with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. I didn't have high expectations, but it was actually very funny.

On Wednesday we got another darbuka / tabla lesson. It was a lot of fun and we got homework too. Christer had been fishing in Nuuksio National Park. After the lesson we got fried perch. It was incredibly delicious!

I've only read a couple books, "Second Skin" by Caitlin Kittredge and "Redemption Alley" by Lilith Saintcrow. I seem to have some kind of dark / paranormal fantasy thing going at the moment.


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