My oh my, what a summer we are having this year. Or rather: What a non-existing summer we are having this year! Where I am sitting today, which is inside at my desk at work it is chilly, and when you look out the window all you see is grey tones and rain. Being from the northern part of Europe, and thus being used to really cold and long dark winters, you really look forward to the summer, and you crave the light and the warmth that it brings. Or the light and the warmth the summer ideally should be bringing. But this year the weather is really spectacularly poor. In total we have had somewhere between 5 and 7 hot and sunny days, and approximately two of these have been during a weekend. So in total I have had two full days of summer so far this year and we are already in the middle of July! I do really hope that the weather will change and that the ‘gods’ will grant us some more summer, but to be honest I am starting to have my doubts. And it is typical: Normally I go abroad in my quest for sunshine and relaxing by the sea, but this year I took a chance, and decided to spend all of my holiday here. The reason I decided to stay home this year was because, that when I do go abroad we get an amazing summer here, and I hate when I miss you on our “own” summer. It is really beautiful around summer and when the sun is shinning here, and I was really, really hoping that I would get to experience that this year. But so far I am completely out of luck. So this “summer” will be spent where I live, and then I’ll go to a different part of the country to visit friends and relax for at total of two weeks in August.
In September I have planned a Greenland travel, which I am really excited about, so I guess summer might not come to me at all this year. Maybe I should just accept this fact and embrace the cold weather fully? I know for a fact, that it does not get warm in Greenland, so hoping for summer there is a waste of time. The light in Greenland is how ever so bright due to the sun reflecting in all the snow and ice, so I am certain that I will get the light that I need for a long cold winter. But I guess that I just might have to except the fact, that I am not getting any warmth and beach time this time around.