GETTING COLDER

SINCE THE LAST BLOG, the year end is fast approaching and with the  temperature gauge dropping dramatically everyone is running around gettind ready for the long winter ahead.

WE went from this

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to this in 6 weeks

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We have had 4 mountain bear sightings ( and I’m not talking about the ones you see at closing time on a Saturday night in Glasgow coming out of the Market Bar!) ; img_2729one even in our back yard stocking up on the persimmons before hibernation.

We also had the primary school kids marathon where we had to cheer them on with our flags

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img_2406 It was also the time to reap the late autumn harvest and our resident grumpy farmer was busy preparing the daikon for pickling and pick some mushrooms

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and stock up the woodpile

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and time to light the irori hearth

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WITH XMAS NOT TOO FAR AWAY with the help of our neighbours decided to put on a festive party for the local community and invited the school kids to come and dress the xmas tree. Boy that was fun. These kids really had the Christmas spirit, far from the commercial hype that saturates everything these days.

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BOSS was having a ball too!

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Our Xmas party was a hoot and even a visit fron Santa!

Honey roast ham on the menu

 

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Tree waiting to be lit up.

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The kids got to meet Sanata

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and toast some marshmallows!

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So its a very Merry Christmas to all and now its time for bed!

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHAT THE NEW YEAR MAY BRING

HAPPY 2017 !!

2 thoughts on “GETTING COLDER

  1. What wonderful photos, Simon! It looks really, really snowy there in the mountains. We have had some snow in new York (just two inches, overnight the other night) but it got washed away the next day by rain. It was REALLY cold for a while, because the below-freezing temperature was made MUCH colder by the 60mph winds we were getting. Hopefully we’ll have a nice snowy winter i January and February, but it doesn’t look like we’re getting a White Christmas.

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  2. What amazing photos!!!! The snow makes everything so white and beautiful! I love seeing boss so happy, especially with his little Scottish flag 🙂 You have found yourself a special part of the world!!!!! It looks so lovely! We will follow your blog eagerly! Thanks Simon and Keiko! Love to you both. From Alison, Conrad, Hannah and Charlotte. 😊And Hugo of course! 🐶

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