Swimming finally

 

I last went in January and have been so busy I haven’t had time but today was so beautiful and lovely it kind of made up for the rest of the months… The fog/mist was so thick all day and we could hear the fog horn going time and time again. Me and my daughter cycled down to the beach and I realised my battery had run out in my camera so my daughter sent me home to get another. It was all just so beautiful that you couldn’t miss out on taking photos. When a couple of swans swam into my picture it almost got ridiculously pretty. We went in the water, me actually three times! Sorry toes, they were like deep frozen little sausages and really hurt but it was worth it. While I kept my hat on my daughter went under wetting her head, kind of scary afterwards when your brain shuts down and you can only spin easy sentences… Lovely day though! From now on I’m  going every week.

 

Winter bathing

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This morning

Aaaaah…woke up to (almost)clear skies and went swimming. 1.5 degrees celsius in the water. Refreshing! Not all Swedes go winter bathing, most people think I’m crazy and question if it’s not dangerous. I’m sure it’s very good for the body and mind, since I started I’ve been sick less and feel happier and more energetic. It wakes up all the endorphins in the body and you can’t help coming out of the water with a huge smile and a nice chilly tingle in your spine the rest of the day. Although my little toes wouldn’t agree with me, they would rather stay wrapped up in woolly slippers.

Winter one week ago

Winter one week ago

feels like a month ago

feels like a month ago

One could almost fool oneself that spring is on it’s way. Although one week ago everything was white and I’m sure that as soon as all the spring flowers start popping up and we pack away our gloves and hats winter will come back for a second round. The hens are acting like cows let out to graze after a winter indoors, as soon as the snow melted away they started laying more eggs, now 3-4 each day and hassle me to be let out every time I look their way.