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The Stockholm “they” described…

I write this post with so much excitement! This is because I finally get the opportunity to share with you what has been on my mind all through last week! You might wonder, last week? Why did you not inform us in real time then? I am sure you would guess right if you try *inserts drumroll* CHASING DEADLINES!!

For the first time in a long while, I have no deadlines lying ahead of me in the space of one month! On Monday, we submitted the last project deliverable for this period. This actually translates to the fact that exam times are almost upon us! (the exciting roller coaster life! haha!)

Before arriving at KTH, this was the idea of Stockholm painted to me for winter.

However, we didn’t even have a white Christmas for Stockholm. This post here is not focused on my total winter experience but just on the one week that looked more like the Stockholm described to me back home in Nigeria. Guess what? I was not even dressed like the people in that picture! 😀

My last post was about my coldest day yet. However, what the post failed to say was that Stockholm’s weather as unpredictable as it can be was back to -7 later in the day with the scenery looking this good!

Blue skies 🙂

I woke up on Tuesday morning to what would be the recorded as the coldest day (leading to the coldest week) in Stockholm for 2018 (Temperature ranging from -20 to -26). From what I hear, January and February are the coldest months in Sweden and this proves that.

walking down Brinellvagen from the M building (KTH)

Personally, I like the way the snow reflects to the skies and makes everywhere brighter than we usually would have. Also, the cold temperatures did not stop us from going about our daily activities as you can see below:) Most of the lakes are completely frozen now. I am still yet to walk on water but guess who plans to do this right after exams? Me!!

Going to KTH – Tuesday morning

SEE Student Council 🙂

Once Sweden truly moves from the winter period, I would share tips on how I survived, coming from a warmer region (wait for it in anticipation 😉 )

Brace yourselves; winter is coming!

The title of this post was the exact set of words that came out of my lips when I stepped out of my apartment on Monday –  “Winter is coming!” So, before now, we have had two different occasions of snowfall but not enough for most cameras to capture except in videos.

This week it snowed from Monday to Wednesday at KTH. Personally, I prefer when it snows than when it does not so you would know I had a pleasant week with the weather in those days:) The pictures below would show you more than I can explain of the beauty that lies in November as we embrace November 🙂

Apartment view -Monday morning

Monday morning – picture from the “early risers”

Then, the best part of my day was the snowball fight in the night! It was short but we laughed so hard and enjoyed every second of it:)

Tuesday welcomed us with this beauty:

Tuesday morning – view from my apartment window

Albina and I could not help it but take pictures as we stepped out on Tuesday morning. I had no idea that it was still snowing in the first place (before Monday ended, some places were already back to normal); so you can imagine my shock stepping out and seeing everywhere painted white.

 

View from Nymble

Pictures of  Syster & Bror on Wednesday:

On Wednesday, the snow started melting as observed above.

Remember, winter is coming! This is just the tip of the iceberg. Brace yourselves and prepare to have fun:)