Sword and Camera Test

 

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I ventured out into the freezing cold yesterday armed with my brand new camera and sword. The temperature was at least -15 degrees Celsius, but at the bottom of the valley by the river, it felt more like -20. Despite the cold, I got dressed in my thickest winter clothing and ventured out into the daylight. That’s right! We have more than one hour of daylight now!

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Midwinter Solstice

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Or midtvintersblot if you’d like. Today, on the 21st of December, my ancestors celebrated the shortest day in the year, and the longest night of the winter. Living in the north of Norway, I know too well of the dark months and what it is like to live for months with barely any daylight. And I can understand why they celebrated this day, where the sun turns and the days slowly grow longer again.

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