Imaginary Karin - park first snow 2016

The first snow of this winter fell yesterday, on November the 2nd! ?
I know not everyone is as enthusiastic about semi-frozen water as I am, but winter is my favourite season after autumn and it has become a tradition for me to post about the first snowfall every year. And this year it’s a serious snowfall too…

Yesterday morning I woke up to a world covered in a thin layer of mushy wet snow. It was only 0°C so I expected it to melt pretty soon but over the course of the day the temperature dropped and it just kept snowing.
In fact, a day later it’s still snowing! There have even been warnings on TV about severe weather, but I’m not worried. I already have winter tires on the car so I’m good.

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It’s autumn again! At last! 😀
We have all the other signs of the season, like yellow trees and migrating birds and such, but the weather doesn’t seem to get the message. I actually look forward to the cold, so last week when we had only 1°C in the mornings I was feeling very optimistic, but now it’s warm and sunny again. But then again, it’s only September still.

Anyway, I wanted to post about autumn, and when you have nothing real to write about you can always do a list, right? 😉

Imaginary Karin - my autumn list

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Imaginary Karin - view from the top of Skule mountain

Let me introduce you to one of the most beautiful parts of my country: the High Coast.

During the last ice age the immense weight of the ice sheet crushed the land under it, pushing it ever down, deforming the very crust of the Earth. Apparently though, our planet’s surface is more elastic than you might think, so as soon as the ice melted the land started rebounding.

What makes the High Coast special is how extreme the uplift is. Since the last ice age this particular coastline has risen 300 m (984 f), the highest post-glacial rebound in the world. Even today the land is rising about 1 cm (0,4 inches) a year, which is incredibly fast.

As a nice side effect, this has created a pretty cool landscape with lots of hills and cliffs, making the High Coast a popular destination for outdoorsy tourists – and for me and Markus.
Markus grew up in this area, and his parents still live here (this may or may not have slightly increased my attraction to him when we first met, haha! 😉 ) so we come here a few times a year.

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The Harry Potter fandom has really jumped back into action lately, hasn’t it? It’s not like it was ever really dead, but with the new play, book, AND movie coming out the whole Harry Potter universe has gotten a bit of a revival.

The Internet is brimming with all things Harry Potter, and as a long time Potterhead I’m loving every second of it! 😀
Who else is getting really excited about all the buzz going on?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

You know, I like that they decided to make a play rather than “just” a book or movie. The Potterverse now nicely covers pretty much all forms of entertainment. Also, a theatre play sounds classy, doesn’t it?

From what I’ve seen on the website, my general opinion is that everything looks great. The cast seem spot on, Paul Thornley especially look exactly how I would imagine a grown-up Ron to look like!

Damn, I wish I could go to London to see the play… I will get the book version as soon as possible, though! Are any of you going to see the play live?

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