I spent two days visiting Scandinavian publishers, travelling between Oslo and Helsinki. It was very, very cold (-12 on one of the days). I was amazed at how much snow there was and how everything still carried on as normal – although pulling my suitcase up an icy hill did pose a bit of challenge. I made it in the end though! I also enjoyed hearing how the residents of Oslo and Helsinki spend their weekends out of the city skiing and making the most of the beautiful wintery surroundings.