An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Friday, May 30


May 30, 2008 Posted by Vaire

One thing I really, really liked about Ireland was the weather. It never got too hot, the sun was never blinding me, nor was it intolerably warm at 8 o'clock in the morning.

Like now in Stockholm. It's the end of May and the heat is already more than I can take without wilting. I dread what it will be like in July/August. Maybe I should move north. Somewhere with real winters (Snow... Sigh.) and summers that don't get so much sun. Like beyond the polar line, or something. I don't want to move, but I may have to because I can't take the sun anymore.

When I moved to Ireland I expected it to be sunnier and warmer there. It is, after all, south of Sweden. Not so. Ireland has much more humidity in the air than Stockholm. Even with the lake and the sea in Stockholm, it is still much drier here than Dublin was.

All that humidity means that the sunlight is much milder there. It does not burn, does not blind, the temperature does not go beyond 25 C or so. Perfect.