Something to do during winter in the countryside

  Eurasian jay During winter and especially when the ground is covered with snow, I like to feed the birds, and living in the countryside is a great opportunity to do so.  Today the great spotted woodpecker showed up While I lived on the third floor in the city, I tried to feed the birds […]

Update about the progress in my new flat

A while ago I complained to you about being stuck in limbo and having had to wait for my new flat for far too long. Since then a lot has happened.  Before    After First the plumber arrived and fixed all radiators, then the carpenter, who took down a wall and replaced some windowsills, then the […]

We got snow, beautiful powdery snow

Weather can feel very much different depending on where you live – in a city or in the countryside. In the city you can feel if it’s cold or warm, wet or windy and if the streets are icy, but I remember that I often didn’t think about what the weather was like when I […]

Finally we got some winter

After days and nights on end with rain and storm and more rain, this is what the world looked like when I started my day yesterday. The wind came from south east, which in our area means cold and dry weather in winter and warm and dry weather in summer. The dogs were excited and […]

Finally the craftsmen are showing up

Yesterday the carpenter came and pulled down one wall, so where there was a long narrow room and a long narrow hallway there is now a larger open room with enough space for a long dining table. It’s going to be great.   Before     After   A table like this would be gorgeous […]

It’s wet!

Tonight it sounds like the storms that pestered us for days and nights on end are over.   The wind took our sign saying: Be carefully, free animals.    It will need some new nails or screws Finally it’s quiet outside. The storms by the names Dagmar and Egon and all the nameless howling wind in between […]