Friday, January 29, 2010
The Flap about Ear Flaps
It has been so cold in Turku....My Finnish teacher said yesterday that, with the windchill, it has been -29 C. The wind has been blowing. Snow, like powdered glass, flies around.
To deal with the chill, I made myself supremely happy by buying an ear flap hat. Chris was the first in our family to get the flap hat. His was presented to him by the folks at SCHR as we headed to New Hampshire. Chris' hat has real fur of some kind. Santa, spotting a fashion trend, gave Sophia a white flap hat with fake fur for her trip to Finland. I was jealous of their ability to fasten the flaps around their faces. Not just your head, but your entire face needs protection.
Now I am also sporting a white, fake fur flap hat. I hum Lara's Theme as I fasten the flaps under my chin and head into the cold. The thermometer says it will be another chilly day in Turku, but with my flap downs I will be fine.