My cousin and went outside and appreciated the snow. I think a lot.
This Winter didn’t feel like Winter at all. It was exceptionally warm, especially if you grew up in the parts of Mid-Northern Europe where it gets usually really cold in Winter (and I’m talking -10C on bad days cold!). To be honest, I don’t really know why it was so warm this year. It may have been just an exception but if it’s really one of the first times I’m personally getting in contact with climate change, it makes it very scary and very real.
Speaking of climate change, I really want to recommend a video to you. It is by the YouTubers Jack and Finn Harries (JacksGap), who flew out to Greenland to take a look at how exactly climate change is happening right now, how the increasing heat is already affecting Greenland by melting its glaciers and the effects this is going to have on our environment. I really admire Jack and Finn for all of their videos, but especially for this one. I really like how they are using their popularity to talk about things that really matter as well as giving tips on what everyone of us can do to help stop climate change. I have always tried to live very consciously in regards to being good to our environment (being vegetarian and I have even been in a Greenteam when I was younger) but you sometimes just need a little reminder on the little things you can do to help. If you want to check out Jack and Finn’s video, just take a look at their channel JacksGap on YouTube or click here.
On a more diary-like note: It was my cousin’s birthday on the 4th of January and we have had this tradition for years now where we have a sleepover and I celebrate the whole day with her. When we woke up on her big day, we were greeted by the nice surprise that it had actually snowed outside for the first time since November! So we wasted no time and went outside (right after eating cake for breakfast because really – why wouldn’t you eat cake for every meal of the day on your birthday?), of course with a camera in tow. The pictures are just a few photos we have snapped on the walk we had through the forest. We didn’t have the time to have a real chilled out photosession though, as with big birthdays come big responsibilities such as inviting every family member you can think of, speed-vacuuming your entire appartment, because you just know that there’s always going to be a nosy person that peeks in all of your rooms, and preparing so much food -just in case- that either a 20-people-family could eat off of it or, more likely, you are going to be able to feed off of it for days.
By the way; there are a few blogposts that I have finished completely and that only needed to be posted. Still, I’m not quite sure if I’m actually going to. It’s a lot of hella personal stuff considering the fact that I’m going to move to Sydney in a few days.
16 to be exact, but who’s counting.
Who knows, maybe I’m going to want to share it with you sometime soon. My family is also planning on tuning in to this blog soon and I’m going to share it with them for the first time ever ever ever which still feels really weird. Considering the fact I’ve been blogging on and off on different blogs since 2009 now, it kinda feels long overdue and it’s going to make it easier to let them take part of my new life in Australia while they’re still in Germany. So that’s that.
I hope you’re having a lovely week and I’ll talk to you soon,