Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Last time I was in Stockholm it was blue skies and warm weather; this time I'm trudging through snow. They told me the sea was frozen, but when I went down to look tonight, it wasn't - apart from a narrow inlet near the Royal Palace. I'm back in the warmth now writing this, before I settle down to read Marina Warner's book on fairy tales - 'From the Beast to the Blonde' which saw me nicely through the six-hour journey to get here.


richard lopez said...

alan, keep stockholm warm for me okay. we're heading to stockholm in early august for a much needed holiday.

Alan Baker said...

Oh, you'll love it. In the summer it's long days and a kind of northern sunlight. Very civilized, very easy country to be for a foreign visitor. My Swedish colleagues chat amongst themselves in English for my benefit.