Whenever I mention Scandinavia, the first thing that comes to mind is how cold and dark it is there. While it is true for the very northern parts, people don't realize how New York is just as bad if not worse at times. I've spent winters in Scandinavia and it was so much warmer there than it was here in the polar vortex of doom. It's 4 in the afternoon when it became very dark already today. I believe that this afternoon marks the first day when we really felt the dark winter's commencing presence. I am getting my hygge gear ready for this season with my bubble tea, coffee, fuzzy sweaters and oversized scarves. Bundle up!