The days are getting longer by the minute
From Leila, Finland
Some of you may remember me years back - from the time - when I was a BBCle blogger, I think it was 2007.
Since then nothing so very extraordinary has happened in my life. Luckily I am healthy enough and everyday life is somewhat in order.
But the time flies by, we have noticed that with our ageing father, who has just move to live in a rest home. It feels as yesterday when he still was a strong man and now he is getting weaker almost daily. His health has been swaying, now we are happy that he is better again and moves about on his own legs.
The picture of him was taken 1940 when he just entered a Finnish Army before going to war, as so many others did in those years.
This year we have had a lot of snow, in Southern Finland also. Here in Northern Finland the snow fall also has been plentiful. The picture below shows a fairly simple way of keeping small roads free of snow. Much more sophisticated snowploughs can be as wide as eight meters.
We are so used to winter conditions that our winter traffic is running more less as per usual; air, road, rail and sea, icebreakers are needed, that is for sure. With railways we have had a bit of bother this year, maybe we should go to Russia to learn! Russian trains are even more reliable during harsh winter days than ours are.
Heavy snow fall has many effects, for example houses have to carry a lot of weight because of snow fall. The picture tells more than my words; please have a look at my husband cleaning our cottage roof.
Well, that is all, I hope you guys are happy and enjoy your life to its fullest.