The coffee is excellent today, can I offer you a cup? Or perhaps some tea? It is cold and beautiful outside, and I have to say it is good to be alive! Everyone is happy and healthy. It’s a great week. Work had the right level of challenges to make it interesting, my colleagues were fabulous as usual. In Sweden the kids are enjoying a fall-break next week, and we decided to celebrate Halloween all week this week so that they (the kids that are fortunate to be at home with their families next week, some kids still have to attend school, if their parents work,) wouldn’t miss the celebrations. We made tons of Halloween crafts, decorated the school, organised a Halloween Dance (the kids could choose to dress up in Halloween costumes,) we watched a Halloween movie, we did a Halloween walk in the woods with tricky Halloween questions, and had a visit from a famous host of a Swedish Children’s TV show (a colleague dressed up as him hosting a “show” with the kids at our department. They thought it was the real deal, and it was pretty scary, but not too scary.) I am very pleased with how our work week turned out.
We also had our first snow on Tuesday, that is always magical. That snow is gone, but now it is colder again and it is snowing. I LOVE SNOW! I purchased new winter boots this week, so I am ready to conquer the cold.
As of now the snow is slowly falling outside my window. I do admit that I only went outside to take the photo at the top, I am enjoying my coffee inside with a warm oat ciabatta straight out of the oven.
It’s looking to be a great day today. If we were having coffee I’d give you the choice of an oat ciabatta, or Swedish Halloween candy as a side.
I am planning on taking a long walk shortly, and spend the rest of the day reading, and hanging out with my daughter. I’m currently reading The Conqueror series, a series of novels by Conn Iggulden about Genghis Khan and his successors, set during the time of the Mongol conquest of the 12th and 13th centuries. Have you read the series? I’m reading the second book, and I really enjoy the series so far.
I don’t have any news about a new apartment to share…yet..stay tuned. Tell me about your week! What’s the weather like? Any fun plans for the weekend?