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Weather and butter.

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM

This year Norway and Finland have shared at least three things. The first snow arrived in Oslo on the day of the Finnish Independence, December 6th. The same in Finland.

On second Christmas day the storm called Dagmar invaded Finland and Norway, many places in both countries are still without electricity because of falling trees and power poles. I was up late when it arrived in Oslo. I live on the seventh floor and the noise of the storm was such that I wondered how on earth was I going to be able to sleep. But after two-three hours, it just suddenly stopped. I did not see any trees that had fallen round where I lived, but in Helsinki there are several uprooted near my building.

Then in both countries one could not suddenly find any butter in the shops. When I read Finnish newspapers, it seems as if they thought it was only in Finland where it was difficult to find butter. Fortunately I hardly use it. It seems the dearth of butter is caused by the interest in the low carbo diet. I think the dieters eat butter, not margarine.

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