While my colleagues been out and about I’ve been working from home which means I have time for early (7:30 is earlyish enough in winter right :)) morning surfs, coffee walks to check the waves and maybe a lunch time run along the esplanade. Pure winter bliss!
We went to the snow over the weekend, expression of the week – we’re going to the snow, you can simply say that because there’s just one place with snow! Being from Sweden and that people always think you’ve been skiing to school since before you could walk. Not the case with me, I’ve had sort of an attempt to snowboard a few years back, not that successful. But you know one forget so thought I’d give it a go again. Went alright I made it down that hill a couple of times without killing myself or anyone else (this is after spending most of the morning with my face in the snow). Day after every single bone in my body hurts!
/110% Beach Person
Photo from the car this morning. It’s a record low for me in Australia I think, it was 5 degrees outside so freezing. School holidays and surf looked like so much fun for all the groms out there, westerly winds and yeah we went to work 🙂
While many of my Swedish friends and family celebrate midsummer we’re doing the opposite over here. Back home it’s the longest day of the year and the sun doesn’t set until long after 10PM in most parts of the country. Here on the other hand it’s the shortest day of the year so we headed up to the Blue Mountains to join in on the annual Winter Festival that’s held in Katoomba. It’s a community driven event with street performances, live music and one kick as parade and other happenings all through the day. The participants are encourage to dress in costumes to so we brought fellow vikings Sofia and Dan with us to! Magic day in the mountains I tell you, more parades and costumes for the people.
Winter over here’s just started, it’s not winter like back in Sweden with minus 22 degrees and snow but still I’m freezing, they’ve forgotten about isolation and things like that over here… In our unit it’s colder than outside I’m pretty sure.
I’ve brought out my winter booties from the closet for yesterdays surf, the water is not that bad just the bloody wind makes it so chilly. I miss tropical waters, bikini surfs, nasi goreng, pocari sweat. Some photos from Bali below, it’s been way to long now. It used to be like my second home and now I haven’t been over for more than a year…