Wednesday, 12 December 2012

It's December Already!

This year has gone by so fast and I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing!
Almost mid December now and we have snow, looking out of the window the sunshine looks warm, but it's bitterly cold with a awful wind so the woodburner is on and my socks are dry Alan!

I still can't get over the fact that 1 week we can have 20 degrees C and then the next it's -7 degC. All gardening has finished for the year and the last of the volunteers will be heading on his way at the weekend probably. We've had such a fantastic bunch of people here this year, over 40 in all, and the work they have done is amazing. We've laughed, celebrated birthdays, ridden ponies, shoveled muck, pulled weeds and had some great times.

Today is 12.12.12 and the last of those kind of numbers we'll see. Oh and who can forget the mention that the world will end on 21.12.12 according to the Mayan calendar? Well to me they are just days, and no different from any other day here in rural Bulgaria. there are still animals to feed, water and clean out and I still have to make the evening meal. Plus keep the fire going and make an attempt at keeping the house clean.

Keeping the house clean in winter is pretty hard with all the dogs and cats going in and out, snow and mud on boots and the dust that just never seems to stop. But I can ignore all that for a while and do some writing work or watch a movie. And we do have our fast internet now so that makes blog posting easier (but doesn't mean I spend less time in front of the computer!).

Here's hoping that where ever you are, you are warm, happy and content with your life.

Ciao for now :)


  1. Hello Suzy, as you can probably tell from FB, we are here now, so I know exactly what you are talking about - yes sitting out in vest tops Friday fore last, now snow -8 here, with a real feel of -16. The dust, yes, getting rid of all that awful mud plaster and mud floors upstairs, yuk!
    Jak x

  2. . . did I really comment on your socks? We don't get snow down here, but the mountains to the North and East are well covered. This is our rainy season with six feet falling over five months - we understand what mud is, and a warm fire with socks steaming! Have a good festive time if you do that sort of thing!

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  5. Hi Suzy

    I've started a blog on Bulgaria and would like to exchange posts with you:

    With this blog i want to develop a patchwork of impressions about Bulgaria to give it a realistic face worts-and-all. That's why i would be glad to receive and post a contribution from your blog. It can be a post you have already published or a new one. It can be on any subject you would like to talk about in relation to Bulgaria including yourself and personal impressions and expeience.

    At the end of the post please include a description of yourself and your blog with a link to it.

    There are many reasons why i am doing it:
    1. Contributing to creating a different image of Bulgaria from the one peddled in the foreign press.
    2. Getting more awareness for Bulgaria as a travel destination for what I like to call intelligent tourism: health, culture, nature. The reality which is different from the cheap booze holidays it is internationally reknown for...
    3. Telling the many people I know abroad about what life is really like here. Good, bad, ugly and beautiful by creating a pathwork of impressions of Bulgaria.

    I believe that creating a human face for Bulgaria worts-and-all is one way to change its internationally image.

    Let's try and create a rich tapestry with lots of small dots. It will always be more beautiful than the large brush strokes with which the foreign media love to paint Bulgaria and Romania as if they were naturally bounded together.

    To date I've written and reblogged on several subjects:
    Bulgarian society
    The Thracians

    Write about what inspires you!

  6. Hi Suzy!

    I really like your beautiful blog (! I moved to Sofia last year and last summer I started a little blog about my life here in Sofia und Bulgaria. It really helped me to read blogs and stories about my new home town and country. To read about the beauty of Bulgaria and Sofia and the little things, that make this Country so special.

    There is a lot of improvement to do on my blog and on my posts.... but I really like to blog and to share some of my expieriences. Especially because not many people in Western Europe really know Bulgaria. A lot of my old friends from Germany (where I come from) love to see pictures of Sofia and read little stories about my life here.

    I saw that you have the category "LINKS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL" - it would be so nice if you could set a link to my Blog about Bulgaria. That would be most kind and I would be most happy and pround :-)

    My Blog is named Inglorious Dreamers and you'll find it on:

    Looking forward to yous answer!
    Have a beautiful and sunny week!

    Best wishes!

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