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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Snow!!!

Ok Mr. God, you've had your fun.  First you try to drown us, then you shake our house about and now you dump all that white stuff on us.  What is next?  Pestilence?  Locusts?  Ronny the Milkman and 5th rider of the acopolypse.. alocopyspse...?  We've had gail force winds and snow for the last 18 hours, just as we thought winter was going to be cancelled this year!  It is to last for about 10 days!

In the absence of a camera to record the event here some archive footage of last time it snowed.  Meet some of my crazy neighbours:


Should we decide to leave here, there are some people from this village I'm really going to miss.  The following is a concert held last Christmas involving Mauro on accordeon and pipes as well as Iacobo (an Italian who teaches Irish to the Irish) and Corrado.  Unfortunately we had missed the concert ourselves as we were in the mountains over Christmas.  Thank God for You Tube!


Right, enough of all that.  I'm going to hibernate now.  Someone wake me up in March... ;)

16 comments:

Brian Dunt said...

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!

Heiko said...

Echos of Julius Caesar, Brian. At least we are not in Bulgara... :)

Mr. H. said...

I was wondering where all of our snow went, should have figured you had something to do with it.

Heiko said...

Mr.h, More like you've been sending it over to us! You can keep it to yourself you know!. :)

Ayak said...

Hi Heiko. I've just been catching up on your blog, which amongst others had disappeared from my reading list. Anyway I'm sorry to hear about all these problems, particularly the earthquake. So you mention you are thinking of moving on? Any idea where to?

Heiko said...

Hi Ayak and welcome back! At the moment we are considering Portugal, Greece and Bulgaria, but we are not making any hasty decisions. We may also stay put. Time will tell...

Stefaneener said...

Crazypants. And like us, you all aren't really ready for it. We always do badly in really hot or really cold weather.

Jan said...

We are english. We like to moan about the weather. By the way, it has been known to snow in March you know!

Angela said...

Bulgaria, eh? I have a German-student, a lovely young Bulgarian woman who keeps telling me how beautiful her country is, and that Bulgarian women are the prettiest in the world (true, with her), and that the people are nice and hospitable and the landscape beautiful (and their Greek neighbours haughty), but they do speak this Bulgarian language, written in kyrillic letters, and that would keep ME off.
Hey, when I listened to your pipes-music, Paco started barking, very funny. I could not open the first video, though.
We have -9° this morning, other parts around here have -19°. No snow yet. Yes, I`d also like to hibernate. Gode Nacht!

Heiko said...

Stefani, I wouldn't mind if it was just a normal winter, gradually getting colder and then gradually growing warmer again. It's this sudden jump from extremes!

Jan, I'm not actually English, but I like to have a moan about the weather too, just like the Italians in fact.

Angela, the language in Bulgaria wouldn't worry me unduly (Kyrillic letters are surely easier to learn than Tamil or Devanagari scripts, which I both manage to master at some stage during my youth!) and that about the pretty women I better don't tell to Susan! Great that Paco appreciates some good music too!

Heiko said...

Oh and to continue on the complaints: when we arrived we were told it only snowed every 25 years this close to the coast. Every 25 years appears to come around every other year now!

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

You've seriously had a lot of weather and natural disasters to contend with in the last year. Stay warm Heiko!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It seems we arrived home just in time for winter! It is snowing here so I am enjoying staying warm and catching up with all my blogging friends. Hope you are also staying warm.

Heiko said...

Tanya, Lindy, we're doing our best to stay warm. At least we're not further east where it's seriously cold!

Jenny Woolf said...

Yes, I was thinking winter wasn't going to happen too. When will we ever learn! Hibertnation sometimes seems like a really great idea! :)

Heiko said...

Thank you for visiting Jenny. I just wish Eddie the Beagle would let me simple lie in for a WHOLE DAY!