Sunday, 31 January 2016

January moments....

January 2016...
Wintermonth - and of the proper kind, mainly..
Glad the days are slowly growing longer..

Bubbles for 2016 - a new year is beckoning for big and small and furry things.
Burning down the last Christmas candles.

Also posted in Daily life is back on track.........
We had a long period of dry frost before the snow came. So - January weather as it should be in this corner of the world.

Snow - joy for some - sorrow for others. (Also posted in Edge of Winter....)
Another working day. I have started on the last semester with my very special students.
Morning sunrise seen from my window at work.

I have become a student again.

 End of January and the mild weather has returned. Is it spring time?

A weekend in Rome - I'll Return to that.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Edge of Winter....

It should not come as a shock that snow falls in the wintertime, given that we live this far north in the world. Personally, I think the snow could just stay in the mountains, so that those that like the snow and want to play in it can go there and play. The climate changes has lead to a few mild, just about snowfree winters around here. I have given a few thoughts and worried to the abnormality in this, but still enjoyed the snowfree streets. But no snowfree winter this year. What I  mind is what the snow does to the streets, traffic, car, shoes, my mood - and the fact that on this coastline it comes and goes for three to five months. When it falls it will stay for a few days, than start to go away before it freezes again and we have ice everywhere.
Still - I have had one joy in this round of snow. It was to see the joy in the refugeechildren I teach. They are experiencing snow for the first time now. It has reminded me how much fun it can be to play in the snow. A joy to watch! 
Mild weather is forecast for the weekend. I hope it lasts for weeks, so that all the snow goes away :).

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Daily life is back on track.........

Life has regained its "normality" after the Christmas break. I have been back at work for a week, and I have already got the feel of how busy this spring will be. We have 11 refugeechildren to prepare for "normal" school and society. Six months is not such a long time, really. It is just to get one teeth into it and keep going. 
It has been a frosty start to the year. The forecast is for it to last for a while yet. Real january weather.  Good to know that normality is still around in 2016.