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Life in the Freezer

It's continued to stay very cold for the last week or so with temperatures being consistently between -5c and -20c, which is getting to the stage that even wearing a lot of clothes you start to feel very cold if you stay outside for more than twenty minutes. When the wind blows into your face it's really painful and the dog's drool has been freezing on her chin.

The sea around Espoo has frozen solid, though, so I've been enjoying taking Ira for walks on the ice every day past people fishing through holes in it. Cross-country skiing is really popular here and at the weekend the ice was busy with people skiing, some pulling their children behind them in sledges. Lots of small islands are just off the coast that can normally only be reached by boat, but now of course you can just walk or ski out to them, which is a novel experience.

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