Sunday, January 12, 2014

A walk in the snow. And a tradition we need to steal from Sweden.

One of the greatest things to come out of Sweden (along with Ikea, ABBA and Ace of Base of course) is Fika. Fika is basically a coffee break, but it's so much more than that. It's a coffee date with friends. It's a coffee break at work. It's inviting someone to your home for coffee and a pastry. It's basically an excuse to stop what you are doing, whatever you are doing and have some coffee. It's a once or twice a day thing for most Swedes, whether at work or home. And basically we need this here. Yes we have coffee, yes we even have coffee dates, but it's not the same. Just trust me on this one. 

Anyway last weekend we had been cleaning, putting away Christmas decorations, organizing kids toys, you know that sort of exciting stuff when I decided we needed a fika break. And I decided we were going to walk to Starbucks for it (it's about a mile one way.) I should probably also mention it was basically blizzarding and had been for two days straight. But we have a sled, so problem solved. 

Tindra decided halfway through she wasn't a fan of the sled and wanted to walk. Which wasn't very easy for her since the snow was halfway up her little legs, but she is very stubborn and if she has her mind made up to walk a mile in deep snow, that's what she is going to do. 


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