Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hup, Hup, Hup…..

We had a pleasant ramble yesterday, with Jack lolloping along ahead as usual in the hills above the house. The weather was pleasant and sunny, as usual! But, as we neared the end of our route back on the fringe … Continue reading

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Pining Away…..

We’ve been up in the forests above the village recently, where we found lots of these cocoons/nests in the pine trees. Processionary Moths. http://web.cortland.edu/fitzgerald/pineprocessionary.html Dangerously unpleasant creatures, certainly not to be trifled with in whatever shape, state or form they … Continue reading

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Staying Alive…..

This is not oil exploration. It’s our old friend and neighbour, HÃ¥kan, drilling for water on the farm. A few years ago, he decided to dispense with the local Kommun water supply and, as the village is basically on sand … Continue reading

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‘Snow As Much As We’re Used To…..

Well, the snow has been ……..and, I’m glad to say, largely gone! Temps are lower and there is a chill in the breeze. So, winter has arrived. Just as everyone was preparing for Spring! It snowed quite steadily and heavily … Continue reading

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‘Snow Joke…..

According to the local gossip (and a few internet sites), snow is expected within the next day or so: two days of snow, in fact! Here, of course, it means a hefty fall on the highest hills and Mount Mulhacin … Continue reading

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L’Aigle Has Landed…..

It looks and feels a bit like Spring here: the locals are busy preparing the land already. Seems kind of weird to us. In January! Here are some plants already breaking through. Maybe Beans, we think, though there are also … Continue reading

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