A lot of people have a romantic view of what winter is like. This is mostly people who don't have snow where they live, and have probably never experienced winters at all. At least not the winters we usually have in Oslo.
Let me tell you what it's like:
It snows and it looks really nice for a short while. Then it starts melting and we get some kind of grey "soup" that we call "slaps". Slaps is horrible, really, but it gets even worse. After some days of melting and a lot of slaps, it may get colder again. In fact it gets so cold that the "slaps" freeze and the ground turn icy. This makes it very interesting to go out for a walk, sometimes you even end up in the hospital.
In this photo you get a good look at what the frozen "slaps" looks like. ;)
We have run this blog for quite a while, and feel like we need a break to do other things. We will still post photos, but not as often as before. Hopefully you will continue to visit us from time to time. :-)