Sunshine in the tree tops

Last Thursday evening we had a power cut for 8 hours, but it wasn’t a problem for us we had heat from the fire and light from our battery operated lights.

On Saturday I worked on a couple of new knives I am making

And on Sunday I went out for a hike in the forest.

The sun sun was just high enough over the horizon to light up the tree tops.

I was back home just before it got dark.

Snowmobile tour

Saturday was a busy day shopping and visiting my dad in the home where he is now living.

And then we went to Gällivare Christmas Market where Kelly got to ride with a horse and sledge.

We only have about three hours of daylight now so it was dark when me and Kelly took a tour out on the snowmobile and sledge on Sunday.

By Sunday evening the first Christmas decorations were in place.

More snow

Spent Saturday cleaning snow.

And went on a long walk with… At least I walked!

I went to visit friends on Sunday and three Roe Deer appeared in their garden.

It gets dark now by 2pm but the lighting on the ski slopes looks amazing.

We have now completed construction of the ramp.

Family weekend

I am afraid that I have very little to write about this week. Last weekend was a family weekend which included Kelly’s birthday party.

During the last 24 hours we have had 20cms of snow fall, which together with temperatures down to – 26, is making working conditions challenging on the mountain. But we continue to make progress with the ramp.

Out with the snowmobile

We have had a lot of snow recently and very cold temperatures (down to – 26).

I think this is the earliest I have ever been able to get out with the snowmobile. Last weekend the weather was clear and cold so I took a trip out in the forest.

Later I attached Kelly’s sledge to the back of the snowmobile and pulled her around the field.

She had a great time!

We even had a bbq

Now that I am back at work, the work continues on the ramp.

I think there will be at least another weeks work there.

A long weekend in Norway.

I have just returned from a long weekend in Norway with my daughter Kelly.

On Saturday we boarded the train in our village which would then take us to its final destination at Narvik in Norway.

There was some fantastic scenery from the train on the Norwegian side of the border

Kelly wanted to visit Narvik to travel in the skies lift that goes up to the top of the mountain and that’s what we did on Sunday.

There was a restaurant at the top where we had the best cup of hot chocolate that I have tasted.

On the way back down to our hotel, Kelly got to practice her navigation skills

And as she was hungry I cooked her some noodles and made her a fork out of a split willow to eat them with.

On Monday we planned to do some sea fishing but after a long walk down to the sea, a snow storm blew in and we had to give up.

We decided to go bowling instead.

Changeable weather

While we have been continuing to building the ramp and staircase, the weather has been very changeable. From minus 15 degree temperatures to heavy snow,

rain and strong winds, but the work continues to progress.

We were fortunate to have a tractor for a couple of hours to help prepare the ground.

Here are some pictures from construction during the last week.

This morning there was a beautiful sunrise from the mountain.