The beginning of this week was extremely cold, yet so beautiful. On Tuesday there was a long time record - 33 C in Vihti, a community in southern Finland. Around my home the temperatures have stayed above & under -20 C, so I have stayed mainly indoors. Then it got warmer with heavy snow fall. Exactly a year ago I asked: Is it possible to get buried in the snow? Now my feelings and the views around my home are the same!
As a fun contrast I have watched the Australian Open & some serious sweating in the + 40 C of Melbourne. I don’t have any specific favourite but love the new young names: Frances Tiafoe, Nick Kyrgios, Denis Shapovalov & Stefanos Tsitsipas who got to the semi final. Of course I’m happy with the success of Henri Kontinen & John Peers who got to the final, as well as Lucas Pouille who is half Finnish, half French. But I bet that Nadal meets Djocovic in the Sunday’s final!
My reading this week has been The Three Evangelists of the French Fred Vargas. This is the first of the trilogy, and it seems that two are available in English. I so love the humour of Vargas. Her detective stories with the charming & odd inspector Adamsberg are so, so entertaining - and not too cruel!
January almost gone, the light increases day by day.
In the middle of the freezing northern winter it is a promise of the spring.
- Victor Hugo
Take care, stay warm or cool depending on where you live!
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