I met a Norwegian friend of mine last week over coffee and we talked about Trondheim, Norway and the weather. He said that what he likes “most about Trondheim is that you can experience all four seasons here”, as opposed to Greece where the real winter is actually missing. “Well”, I told him, “I agree about the winter thing and you can certainly experience fall here, but Norwegian summer shouldn’t be really called summer, because it’s not”. Norwegian summer is a mix of late spring and early fall, which is nice, but it’s not summer. So Trondheim has three seasons too and fall might be the most beautiful one. It started two weeks ago. The leaves are falling, the temperature has dropped and I am wearing boots. It is time to drink something warm and sweet at night just before bed while reading a good book. In my case, the drink is a cup of warm milk with one drop almond essence, a pinch of cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey. The original recipe called for vanilla essence, but I was out of it. My version turned out great!
The book is called The Orange Girl and is actually homework for my Norwegian class. I guess the possibility of you speaking Norwegian is very low, but you might be interested in the movie instead. I haven’t seen it yet, but I will do it when I’m finished with the book.
Has fall arrived where you live?