18.12.07

It's pretty cold.


In 1999, we travelled home to Ireland for Christmas from Singapore. For a week, we sat on our hands at my mother's house, vowing never to travel back for Christmas ever again because it was too cold. Oh never, say never! Right now, it is -12.5 degrees Celsius on my doorstop and the prospect of flying to Dublin on Friday is as eagerly anticipated as a trip to the Tropics. Well almost. Given the joy that is travelling with tonnes of small children, a two-hour journey to somewhere not so very cold is far preferable to a 14-hour one keeping egotistical little people, with no concern or consideration for the sensibilities of other larger, less energetic beings, quiet on the way to somewhere very hot.
I suppose cold can look pretty, as it did this morning when the sun rose, around 9 AM, over Oslo fjord (above). We haven't had any snow but everything is covered in a layer of ice/frost. It's like some frozen wasteland (to me at least). It's the first time the temperatures have dropped so low pre-Christmas since we arrived in 2004, and they've been this low for a week now. So much for global WARMING.

Thank goodness we'll be having a green Christmas :-)

Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

ireneintheworld said...

absolutely beautiful photograph jo. loved the others too. x

OSLO said...

Thanks Irene. Fortunately that was the coldest it got this winter which has been very grey and wet (and not very condusive to nice photos of the scenery)

Jo