A busy week this week. Back at work after a long vacation. Just worked my first day of 2016. Felt good to be back. My first day went well.
I am taking a new German course. German modern literature. Since I have been away for the first part of January I do have some catching up to do.
One of the biggest and most important SWEA events takes place next week - the yearly annual meeting. Things have happend among the board members and I now have a new quite important position to fill and get aquainted with. I am going to run for the position as secretary this year. It is going to be fun but since the Annual meeting is one of the most important events of the year it does take it's time to plan and organize.
Saturday we get visitors from Sweden. Our friend H that used to live here in Basel and moved back to Sweden about a year ago is coming with her boyfriend. They are spending a night at our place and then they are going skiing.
My jet lag is finally over. Feels good.
It looked pretty. However, the weather has turned milder over the weekend. At the moment we have around +10 C. That winter feeling is gone. But there seems to be a nice amount of snow in the Alps. C went skiing Sunday ( I had too much German to catch up with and still felt a bit jet laged so I did not go). We are hoping for even more snow to fall in the Alps. I kind of like that Basel usually has mild winters and where the street usually don't get coverd with more snow than this. I can still bike to work without any kind of problem. Now there is none of that snow left at all of course since we almost have spring like temperatures again.
Something else that can be noticed now is that days are longer. There is daylight until almost 6 pm now. The sun starts to come up around 7:30 in the morning. Days are getting longer and lighter and the diffrerence is noticable compared to December. Going away at the beginning if the year has become a favorite of mine. It makes January so much shorter and gives a highlight to look forward to at the very beginning of the year. Getting some sunshine at the darkest point of the year makes such a difference. February and march gives us lots of skiing to look forward to and hey then you got spring arriving.
Tulips! One of my favorite flowers. They are everywhere now and C bought me these pretty ones last week. My first tulips for 2016. Love them!