One thing we Swedes love to talk about is the weather. Actually, we don’t even talk about it. We complain about it. Come October November all we do is moan about how cold and miserable it is. Sure, it’s quite horrible if you look out the window right now, but will it get better if I complain? Probably not. So let’s stop sobbing and be creative! And something that is even funnier is that we even have a saying in Swedish that sounds something like: “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes.” It sounds better in Swedish because it rhymes.
I don’t know, maybe it’s a universal saying but that is the approach I want to have, to look at whatever happens in a positive light. So what if the weather is bad? Let’s do something fun anyway! If it’s raining let’s hope we can swim, or if it’s snowing, let’s build the world’s biggest snowman.
So basically we are in complain-mode, the autumn is truly here and also the darkness. The evenings are getting shorter and on Sunday we even turn the clocks back one hour, so the evenings will get even darker. Do you know what that means? We get to go to bed even earlier!