Monthly Archives: February 2011

>In The Chilly Hours and Minutes…….

>Yesterday evening, just as dusk descended, I set off up to our neighbour’s milking parlour for……milk!  We always buy our milk from Monica. It is straight from the cow, unpasturised and untouched, the way it used to be when I … Continue reading

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>Play Misty For Me……

>Thick mist this morning, -16  first thing, with sun clearly struggling to break through; not our usual weather pattern here in the North! Very rare to have thick mist cloaking the village itself. The lakes frequently have a hovering layer … Continue reading

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>Things Ain’t What They Used To Be!

>Well, I’ll be boogered!  Drove to Str√∂msund yesterday afternoon/evening and clear skies all the way there, over in the neighbouring province of J√§mtland. Not only was there no falling snow but, more significantly – and astonishingly – the booze palace, … Continue reading

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>A Whiter Shade of Pale……

>This morning started clear and blue again, with a few wispy, fluffy clouds in the heavens and a temp of about -18 at 09:00. I lit the stove and dragged some more firewood up from the shed to stack on … Continue reading

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>Blinded by the Light

>Another day without snowfall. So far. And it looks set to continue that way today.  Glorious clear blue sky and full sun again, barely a niggardly -25 when I surfaced this morning at something ahead of 09:00.  Mind you, it … Continue reading

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>There’s a Kind of Hush…..

>At last….it has stopped snowing. For how long, though?……..that is the question up here.  Doubt Peter Noone would have the answer. This morning at 08:00 we had -18 degrees. Now we have full sun and clear blue skies; as a … Continue reading

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>It’s Being A Long, Cold, Lonely Winter

>Woke late this morning, almost 10:00 am. Charlie had already been at me while still dark. Jack, on the other hand, was snuffling contentedly in his basket in the corner of the bedroom. Only -10 when I surfaced but……Arggghhh…..more sodding … Continue reading

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