Surviving Swedish winter スウェーデンの冬を生き延びる

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At my sisters birthday party, she served afternoon tea. That’s one good way of coping with the cold long winter months that Swedes have to deal with at the moment.
お姉さんは誕生日にアフタヌーン・ティーをおごってくれた。それは現在のスウェーデンの寒い冬を生き延びるの1つの手段だ。

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週末に彼氏が住んでいる北スウェーデンに行った。そんなに寒くなかった、マイナス10度ぐらいで、乾燥した空気だから寒く感じなかったし。散歩にていい状況だった。I went to visit my boyfriend in the north of Sweden this weekend. It wasn’t too cold, only around minus 10 degrees. But the air is dry, so it doesn’t feel as bad as it could have done. Nice weather for taking a walk.

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However, in this type of weather it’s not uncommon to spend much time indoors. And to keep warm we made ozouni (a Japanese new years dish that is super tasty and I don’t care if it’s already february) and vegetarian tantanmen noodles (tofu instead of meat). Yummy and warming!
しかし、こういう天気だと家の中に時間を過ごす傾向があるね。暖を取るようにお雑煮(二月なのに)とベジタリアン淡々面(肉の代わりに豆腐)を食べた。美味しくて暖める!

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And last but not least. Now it’s semla times! These months Swedes eat loads of these great pastries filled with marzipan and cream. Oh nom nom…
そしてもちろん、今はセムラの時期だ!スウェーデン人はこの美味しいクリームとマージパンが入っているケーキを何個でも食べたりする。今食べたい!

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