Watching your episode on my afternoon coffee break. Fun.https://youtu.be/gbfQp9hG1S0
Thanks! I haven’t watched it yet as I find it hard to listen to myself on camera. It was fun to make!
It was super-fun to watch. The snow in the terrain made it easier to see the contours and boulders. And just looking at the terrain in the snow brought back lots of memories.
Being chased by a camera in tricky terrain and snow must have been a bit of added stress. And I'm guessing your technique is a little "ring rostig." Good for you for doing it.
My only disappointment was I was hoping to hear a little of your Swedish!
Yes, being followed definitely adds to the nervousness. But I had visited all those locations at least twice before, although things look a lot different in the snow.
I thought Simon overdid it a bit when he said I don’t speak any Swedish. I’m not that bad :) But I would have felt really uncomfortable trying to do it all in Swedish!
I feel like Swedes have a high bar for what counts as speaking Swedish! At least my husband does ;). I do wonder if in English we’re so used to people speaking it in so many different ways that we’re more comfortable with accents. Also, I feel like in English if you get the consonants right the vowels are flexible, but in Swedish there is so much precision on the vowels!
Regardless, it was a super cool video. Made me wonder how life would have turned out differently if I hadn’t been injured my whole year there! Still it brought back some lovely memories of the forests and the club. I know it’s not always easy to live abroad, but I’m glad you’ve got such lovely forests and orienteering community.