It is rather bitchy cold. The flat is heated entirely by electricity, which is in short supply in Scandinavia right now, as the cold just lingers on. Well, I also burn some candles, but it just doesn't make much of a difference. I wear shoes and an extra pullover. I could afford to keep the place comfortably warm; but the more each of us uses, the more it will cost for everyone. In the nearby city of Kristiansand, the people on welfare have been told to turn down the heat because they may not get enough money to pay their entire heating bills.