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December 19, 2010

Christmas in Vellano

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darren Hackett @ 7:39 pm

We both hope that everyone has a lovely Christmas.

It seems everywhere in Europe is having cold wintry weather this December and Vellano is no exception.  We had around 2 to 3 inches during Friday.  On Saturday we awoke to a very beautiful scene indeed.  Fortunately we did not need to drive anywhere.  Many cars have put on their snow chains – a wise move when roads are hilly and twisty and one wrong move could send you 100 metres down a mountain side.  For us keeping warm is a little more challenging when we use a wood burning system.  Getting the burner ready, the wood cut and finding enough paper, cardboard and kindling to light it everyday.  However, there is a lot of  joy in providing ones own heating and seeing the flames burning merrily away in our big orange machine. (more…)

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