We are off on a long Anniversary weekend in Scandinavia in December and a quick check of the long range weather forecast for Sweden shows no snow on the horizon which is a bit disappointing as i was hoping for if not a white Christmas, a bit of a white pre-Christmas.
Being on the south coast of the country it hardly ever snows here and i have never known a White Christmas here so where should be be going to guarantee plenty of the white stuff to give a Christmas Card landscape when we wake up Christmas morning?
The rule of thumb for snow at Christmas is that the higher up you are or the further North, the more chance you have of a white Christmas.
If anyone should know the best place to head for armed with a toboggan and a woolly hat it's the MET Office and they say that in Europe we should be heading for Oslo in Norway, Helsinki in Finland, Salzburg in Austria St Petersburg in Russia, Tallinn in Estonia, Vilnius in Lithuania, Prague in the Czech Rep, Reykjavik in Iceland or St Moritz in Switzerland.
A bit further afield, the snowballs will be flying Christmas morning at Aspen in Colorado, Montreal in Canada and Chicago in Illinois.
So not Sweden then, but i will keep my fingers crossed and not give up on my hopes of re-enacting
Wham's 'Last Christmas' video just yet.