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Weird Stockholm Weather!

What just happened now?!

Just a couple of minutes ago, it was so bright sunny, I was soaking in all the shine and warmth but within few seconds, the sky turned dark and the snow was falling down like as if a snow dam broke open!

The weather in Stockholm is always a great topic to start a conversation with. If you wanna break the ice with someone, just talk about the weather. Everyone talks about the weather all the time here. That seems to be a favourite Fika topic to most of my friends. It’s so amazing how it can go from clear and sunny to blindingly snowy in a matter of seconds! So weird! So Interesting! So Stockholmy!

It’s not just the case during winters that the weather is simply unpredictable, even during the summer it would go from the clear sunny sky to dark rainy clouds in absolutely no time. One must always be prepared to be amazed by Stockholm weather all around the year!

And now, as I type, the snow is fading away and the sun is peeping out. LOL. I am all in for a hide and seek game, Mr. Sun! 🔆🌇🌥🌨🌥🌨❄☃ Have fun! Enjoy the Snow and the Sun!

~Sindhu

A Walk to Remember….

Hi there! Good morning!

This is such an early morning post. I don’t remember if I have written one this early in the day. Well well, this is not about the movie “A walk to remember”, this is indeed a walk to remember. And, yes, I love that movie, do you?

Today, I kinda woke up with a desire to take a stroll around. The weather is pretty good, negative 7 degrees so to say. Lots of snow, shining sun, and a negative temperature means a really nice weather to me. Swedes hate the cold and the darkness, well, I do agree with the darkness part now. But, that’s something to discuss in another post. I love the cold, it’s beautifully cold. The impeccable tranquility in this pristine coldness is something only Sweden can offer. So, I just started my day with a little walk down to the Lappis beach and man o’ man!

The fresh snow greeted me right when I stepped out from my apartment. It’s just so much fun to experience winter here. Snow makes it just too wonderful. Snow is a must-feel experience to every human I guess. 

I walked passing the woods that are behind Lappis and then down to the beach… And, this is the view that was waiting for me. A spectacular morning sun, a tiny little snowman that was created by a random stranger to make my morning so amazing. The entire beach was frozen, still solidly frozen! Nature always amazes me, Nature makes me feel so complete, so peaceful, I feel so alive when am with nature. I am sure everyone feels that.

It’s sometimes so hard for me to believe that this is my life and am indeed living it. It feels like a dream or a dream inside a dream. Like living an eternal wish. I would be so happy and content in life if I lived all my life doing the thing I love, living in a countryside, being one with nature, a tiny garage, and some circuits to meddle with would totally make my life complete. I don’t wish for wealth or luxury; some love, family and loads of nature is just enough 🙂
  Below is the picture of the beach a week before, when it was almost frozen. 

And, finally, the happy morning me! 😀

Ah! How would it be if life was just so beautifully frozen in time just like this beach? Ironically, it was only my phone that froze to death! 😂🤦

Does anyone else face this issue with iPhones? My little thing of a phone freezes all the time when the temperature goes below zero.🤷🤳 I am glad I took those pictures and video called my mom to show around 🙂

It is so nice to wake up early and to begin the day like this. A cold start to a day is not all that bad after all 😉 if you know what I mean 😛

Have fun! Love nature, Love our planet, keep it clean and go green! It’s our responsibility to preserve this beautiful and lovely earth 🙂 Wish you an awesome day ahead 😀

See ya!

~Sindhu

Stockholm’s Holiday Season

Hey Folks!

We are into December, the holiday mood has already kicked in. The snow is here, decorated Christmas trees and fairy lights around the city make the atmosphere so cozy. It is such a beautiful experience to walk around the city to experience the Christmas spirit.

An Instagram boomerang is perhaps something that shouldn’t be missed 😉

Every house in the neighborhood is lit with beautifully decorated trees. So cozy to look at!

Last week was both so deadly, so successful and extremely fascinating. The most terrible deadlines were met and I have certainly emerged as a better person. Too many reflections, realizations, and not to forget the learning I have got out of the past week. Immense! I think its only during such times, we learn about ourselves. And, now having dealt with crazy things, I feel super liberated. 🙂

Well, it has already started to snow in Stockholm. It was my first snow experience and trust me, it was magical! I truly felt like living in the world of Narnia! The white snow can instantly lift up the spirits and the cheerfulness has no bounds. Everyone becomes a kid when it snows. White snow in the dark winters with a cup of hot chocolate and a warm cinnamon bun is what is called ecstasy!

Here is my first snow experience!

Few of my snowman versions 😝 ☃️

Snowfall and KTH ♥️

View from my room  😇

But, there is more to this Holiday season than the white snow and the fairy lights…yup! Shopping! There is a sale in almost every shop. Brands like H&M have offers that force you to shop. It’s inevitable! Haha! There are Christmas bazaars cropping up here and there. No matter if you’re looking around to buy a Christmas present or to renovate your wardrobe, the season has a sale in every shop.  I started my holiday shopping with a mission to make my room cozy and ended up spending a little over the budget. 😀

Shopping spirit at city central

Sale! Sale! Sale!

This lovely setup to welcome the winter 🙂

 My Kinda shop! 

Christmas Godis! 🙂

Finally, that’s how cozy I made my room. a little Christmas tree, a beautiful star and some warm lights for the cozy winter 🙂

Wish you a cozy winter! God Jul !   ☃️ ❄️ 🎄

Did you see the Nobel prize ceremony? Stay tuned to hear about my experience at the Student’s Nobel NightCap party 🙂

Did it actually SNOW today?

Hey Folks!!!!!

It’s been quite a busy week with exams. Now that exams are done, I feel super awesome!! Yesterday I had an amazing time at the Tentapub at Nymble, the student union house. An open dance floor is all you need to prep yourself for the new period. Haha!!

So, coming back to the topic. Did it actually snow today?!!! The white dust that was falling down was SNOW?

When I arrived in Stockholm, it was bright and sunny at 10 PM! yes 10 PM! It was a very strange experience for me, coming from southern India where the sun sets sharp by 6  all around the year. And, today the sun was almost down by 4.15 PM! The weather is changing every day and it’s getting colder..well like they say,…Winter is coming!!! But is winter arriving too early? LOL!

It was around 12.00 in the noon, I received a message in the Whatsapp Lappis group. Someone posted asking if it was actually snowing outside. And, when I looked out of my window, I did see really tiny flakes of white dust flying around. The cold October winds were gusting through the trees carrying the red and golden autumn leaves, and along with it, floated the white dust! ❄️

Not believing my eyes, I turned to my phone. The weather app cannot be wrong you see… and this is what I saw…

See the tiny snowflake? Looks like it was indeed snowing 🙂

I wouldn’t count this as my first snow. That’s when I can make a snowman and play with snowballs! You need to wait for that post! This is just October! Mild snowfall in October! It’s still crazy anyway

Quite contrasting to the afternoon, I saw an amazing sunset today. Well, I see every day, but today Dhruv had come to my place to click pictures. The perks of living on the fifth floor! My place has an amazing view of the city and my room is attracting visitors ’cause of that. LOL! Here are few pictures shot by Dhruv today 🙂

Yes! This was taken from my window!

The colours!!! God! I totally love my room and the view from here <3 🙂

The red Lappis buildings are gleaming brighter!

And did I tell you that it was also raining today? Rain, mild snow and a spectacular sunset! What more can I ask from this beautiful city?

Alright guys, its almost 5.30 now and I am going to catch some evening Fika, I have fallen for the coffee here!

From being lost in the smell of Indian curry to

falling for the aroma of cinnamon buns,

From relishing South Indian filter coffees to

enjoying Fikas every two hours,

Fom sunshine to snowfall,

From cheers to skål,

I have come a long way, indeed..

But the journey has only just begun…. 😛 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take care,

Sindhu 🙂 ❤️