in the wild

on the hunt for some warmth. in sweden. in january.

25 Jan 2013


i think that the weather forecast shows that it is supposed to warm up a little bit in the next few days – and by “warm up”, i mean 0C/32F. but, i’m not counting on it. folks, i am frozen to my bones. like, totally. it is extremely beautiful and all that, but i cannot get warm. there’s only so much coffee & tea a woman can drink. yes, i just said that. but, seriously, i don’t want to spend all day & night in the bathroom.

luckily, a friendly follower i have on instagram, tagged me in a little 5 shot photo challenge. here’s how it works. she gave me a theme, and i was challenged to take 5 consecutive pictures using that theme within 5 days. i also got to tag a new person with each photo & give them a theme. fun! but the thing that made it the most fun, was the theme she gave me: warmth! now that’s a challenge in sweden in january! of course, she knows i live in sweden, so she knew that i’d have to be creative. she lives in australia, and is experiencing & posting tons of warm, hot, summer days in her instagram feed. jealous? you know i am!

anyway, i thought i’d share my warm-themed photos that i used for the challenge. thanks for the fun, @kataslap! here are my suggestions of how to stay warm in sweden in the middle of the never-ending, freaking cold, icy-white winter days.

1. wear slippers. a must.


2. drink coffee or tea. lots of it.b9b9fe0a660c11e2b16122000a1f9e61_7

3. sit in the sunshine. whenever it’s shining in your home, go there. and sit.


4. light lots of candles. all day. all night. all the time.bcf62c3c66bc11e2854522000a1f9e45_75. make homemade soup. a big pot. eat it multiple times to warm your belly.


stay warm, out there! and if you’re in a warm place, stay cool!


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  • Reply CarlyBeth's Blog 25 Jan 2013 at 18:26

    Here in Michigan it’s been a whopping few degrees above 0 for the past week. I have been doing everything you list here except candles. Lol. I have also been wearing knit stockings under my jeans.

  • Reply Barb 26 Jan 2013 at 01:32

    Trade you some cold for some snow! We here in Minnesota (the southern part) have been down near zero Fahrenheit now for a few days. Today the temp is up in the teens but with very strong winds the wind chills are below zero F. And we have ugly dry ground 🙁 “Up north” they are about 20 degrees colder than we are. Pity my poor sister and her children, air force brats who are experiencing their first real winter–in Grand Forks, ND.

    • Reply Barb 26 Jan 2013 at 01:36

      I will say that it does honestly FEEL colder in Norrkoping than one would think by the temperature reading, so I sympathize with you on that chilled-to-the-bone feeling. I would add blankets and/or quilts to your gallery of ways to stay warm.

  • Reply kate1975 26 Jan 2013 at 02:21

    I like the idea of sitting in the sun the best. I stood outside in the sun today, even though it was cold, I really wanted and needed to catch some rays for a few moments. 🙂


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