I saw that some people announced on Twitter that they would not administer their account from December 22 to January 5. Since I do not believe my readers depend quite as much on my musings here, I did not inform you that I went on sleep boot camp at my parents’ house. (Sleep boot camp meaning sleeping 8 hours every night and I did not even suceed.) I have been trying to work off that always long to do list and in between I visited people or had people visit. Yesterday, Anna came over and I gave her an Abitur-Beratung, an A-level consultation. We had great fun researching the topics the students will have to study in 2017 (!), learned that religious education only allows the Bible as a resource (not even a dictionary) and decided that Anna wants to write her A-Levels in, among others, politics (“Do politics, I know everything about the first topic and the other three should be all my friends’ passions” [Yes, I am talking about you, Malin, Michelle, Annika, Andrea…]).
I also wrote an article for a very good-looking blog on Scandinavia. It is called Nordlust and deals with all things Nordic. And since talking about Sweden is one of my favorite things to do, I volunteered to share my Artic experience. Last year, I had the immense pleasure of going up North, very North, and celebrate a unique New Year’s Eve on the Artic Circle. I wrote about it here, amazing photos included, and I recommend you read it, too. It is my way to tell you “Guten Rutsch!”, the German greeting we use until December 31st, literally meaning “Slide over to the next year well”.