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A nice clear drive down to the house

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A nice clear drive down to the house



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Hope it will stay that way!

10 Feb, 2012

 

it does look lovely, i can see all your hard work!! is that a little summer house to have a rest in on the way?

10 Feb, 2012

 

It's a little summerhouse, but it's usually full of frozen cats, not for resting! I'm afraid it hasn't stayed that way, Sheila - we woke up to more deep snow, it's been snowing very hard all day, and three more days of it are forecast. Bbbbrrrrr!

10 Feb, 2012

 

Lovely view :) sorry it's so cold

10 Feb, 2012

 

Love your new avatar, Paul - gorgeous shade of blue!

10 Feb, 2012

 

wow, if all that's yours, no wonder you have trouble heating it! at least the snowplough pile has gone, one way or another.

did you get your tractor lift from the neighbour?

10 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Gattina - yours is very nice too !!!

10 Feb, 2012

 

:o))))

10 Feb, 2012

 

like your new avatar too, Gattina - is it a home-made model? *s* (won't ask if it's a self-portrait!)

10 Feb, 2012

 

Now that would make a lovely painting.

10 Feb, 2012

 

Remember the Hovis AD...Lad peddling up hill on a bike to deliver a loaf....You could do that with Pizza delivery.

10 Feb, 2012

 

Yes Paul - you're looking very pretty!

10 Feb, 2012

 

Ah, but the pizza delivery would be coming DOWNhill to the house. Just walking the other way, up to the road leaves me gasping in asthma weather!
No, Fran, not all of it is ours - the two bits to the left are very old and ruined (built about 1748, I think) the Bigger, flat-ended bit to the right, behind the summerhouse, is ours. It's gratifying to see that none of our roof snow has melted, suggesting that all the roof insulation we put in is working!

10 Feb, 2012

 

What a beautiful place you live :)))))))))))))))))

10 Feb, 2012

 

What a vista,Gattina..hope the snow clears for you soon..your house looks nice,and the 'cat's home' too.:o)
I'm surprised no one has done those other houses up yet..are they still family owned ?

11 Feb, 2012

 

Yes, Bloomer, they belong to our neighbours up the hill. We offered to buy the one that is attached to our house when we first arrived, but they weren't having it. They have about ten different houses scattered all around the area, all of them completely uninhabitable, but you will never get them to part with any of them.

11 Feb, 2012

 

That is a shame,Gattina..still uncared for,when it could be a home..I think it is a common thing,to hold on to property,but a lot of the younger generations move away from traditions,don't they..to find a different way of life and earn money....and possibly wouldn't be able to afford to do them up anyway...sentiment is all well and good,but I can't see the logic somehow..but then I don't think in Italian..or Spanish..etc ..Each to their own.. ..all our snow has gone,but we had nothing like yours..a lovely sunny morning here,but still very cold..I can live with that..:o)

11 Feb, 2012

 

I agree, Bloomer, but logic doesn't get let out very often round here where property is concerned.

11 Feb, 2012

 

you will have to make them an offer they can't refuse,Gattina..but maybe a bit late to take all that on now...

11 Feb, 2012

 

There was a bit of a moan in London: so many people can't get housed and so many long-term empty houses all over: apprently there's more tax advantages to leaving property empty than to letting them. Might be the case in other countries, too.

Trouble is that any problem with the house that's physically joined to yours could pass it on, whether structural or mice!

11 Feb, 2012

 

Not terribly likely, Fran, considering how many cats we have, and our structure is far more robust than theirs (I hope). I wouldn't want now, to spend any more money in the Eurozone than I absolutely had to, and looking after this house is quite as much as I can cope with. With hindsight, glad they didn't say "yes".

11 Feb, 2012

 

lol understood - but you could have sold at a profit, with any luck - and a decent estate agent!!

11 Feb, 2012

 

Väga ilus pilt

12 Feb, 2012

 

Qhe??? (I come from Barhelona!!)

12 Feb, 2012

 

it means very beautiful picture

12 Feb, 2012

 

oh, right, thanks *s* add that to me phrase book ...

12 Feb, 2012

 

:-)

12 Feb, 2012

 

Impressive, Sticki! Quelle langue??

12 Feb, 2012

 

Estonian sheila! [or google!!!]

12 Feb, 2012

 

Just noticed the sky above the bouses, Gattina - are those hills, dimmed by distance and snow, or is that the sky? if it is, that's a *boding* sky!

12 Feb, 2012

 

No, Fran, that's our mountainside!

12 Feb, 2012

 

whooo! is there much avalanche risk?? I don't mean to you, but generally in the vicinity of the mountains?

13 Feb, 2012

 

We've never heard of any - too many trees! Bits of the rockface shear off though from time to time. No-one lives anywhere near.

13 Feb, 2012

 

good to hear. I have some programmes on extreme weather' think they say that the angle of the slope has a lot to do with avalanche risk - and skiers, liking a steep run downhill, are colliding with the conditions that make avalanches more likely. Tree'd slopes helps as well, of course - seen pics of Swiss villages with huge barriers (like your roof bars! *s*) to deflect or at least diminish the force of avalanches

13 Feb, 2012



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