Just a few days ago I had a morning swim in this pool, outside Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. That is in Africa, or Asia to be presise about the location of the Sinai peninsula. The same night I was back home from a weeks holiday in the sun, to a world still covered in snow. It should have been spring in Norway now, but it looks likes January, and the next morning I hurried to feed the birds in my garden. Even some of the migrating birds, like the blackbirds and chaffinch are back from their winter-visit to southern Europe. I guess they did not expect full winter. Neither did I.