Working 7 days a week.

We have very little snow this year. Its not currently possible to use the snowmobile.

The temperature has been down to – 33 and the average for the last two weeks has been – 25.

Monday to Friday I work for the local council during weekends I am test driving cars for Nissan, so I am not getting out and about at the moment.

The days are also still short with sunrise at about 10am and sunset at 2pm.

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Still not 100%

I’m still not working as I have not yet recovered from the flu but I am gradually getting better.

At least the sun is appearing above the horizon again and the days are getting longer.

I hope I will have a little more to write about next time.

Influenser

The year hasn’t begun so well as we all have influenser and yesterday evening I ended up at A&E because I couldn’t breathe.

Fortunately I am much better today.

Father and mother Christmas came to visit us again on the 25th

And gave out presents to the family.

They even stayed and ate Christmas Dinner with us.

And I will just finish this post with a night shot from the front of our house.

Jokkmokk’s Christmas Market

Last weekend it was Jokkmokk’s Christmas Market, which is a much smaller and low-key event than the “Winter Market”.  There were just a few small stalls there selling bread and other home made products.

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Kelly was really happy because she got to ride in a traditional Sámi sled pulled by a reindeer.

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Here is a picture that I took looking from our house to my neighbours house the other evening.  The snow is now  about 50cms deep.

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Snow has arrived

During the last 48 hours about 30cms of snow has fallen, and before and after work I have been busy clearing away the snow.  I do not have any nice pictures unfortunately because it is dark when I go to work and it is dark when I come home.  The sun no longer appears above the horizon so we only have a couple of hours of good light, and at the present time I am working inside at my work, building structures to hold new signs for the ski tracks and snowmobile trails.

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My daughter is very happy because last week she went to see Father Christmas/Santa Claus and gave him her Christmas list.

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He has promised to come and visit us again on Christmas Day, just like he did last year!

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Back again

The internet is finally back again, but we can not be sure for how long.

The weather is just crazy here.  We still have no snow!  This is the view of our garden at the moment.

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I have been out in the forest with Teres and Kelly, looking for a Christmas tree.  In the forest there a a thin covering of snow where the sun doesn’t reach.

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Kelly found a small structure under a Spruce tree that is convinced was once a Troll’s home.  She covered it with new Spruce branches

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and made a Spruce bed inside, just in case the Troll returns.

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And of course as usual we made fire and had a cup of hot-chocolate.

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We have had a large full moon, and I thought I would finish with a couple of pictures of that.

More soon…if we still have internet!!