I have been posting a lot about the weather lately. Bad weather. The weather statistic for Oslo is shown here: and based upon these figures you will see there is still some weeks until we can start believing in spring.
Oslo has the coordinates 59° 56′ 58″N, 10° 45′ 23″E. If you go more than 80 gr to the south, you end up at Tropic of Capricorn. Here you have places like Alice Springs in Australia, the Kalahari Desert in Africa, the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, and at coordinate 22° 54′ 30″S, 43° 11′ 47″W Rio de Janeiro. I should have loved to be in Rio this time of the year, but must find substitution by looking at photos from the Brazilian Carnaval leading up to Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent which occurs forty-six days before Easter.The difference in clothing here and there is equivalent to weather condition, but i drop the "all-weather-jacket" and winter boots this time.
By the way, it is only ten months to Christmas Eve 2009, so why not make a pre-wish for your Christmas gift today.