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February 21, 2010

Year of the Tiger

Filed under: Village Life,Weather — Tags: , , — Mary @ 21:46
Chris and his first basket

Chris finishes his first basket

I would have some fabulous pictures to post if only I could remember to take my camera out and about with me.

On Tuesday some strange people came to play badminton. It was the Chinese New Year so a family arrived suitably adorned.  One was in a beautiful Chinese dress and plastered with copious make-up, and that was the father!

Friday’s folk dancing was also a bit surreal as I couldn’t persuade anyone that the Hornpipe is not a Scottish country dance! But hey, who cares!

We made great progress in basket weaving and one day I will show a photo of my basket. A bit lopsided perhaps but almost recognisable.

And I could have shown some great pictures of the change in weather this week. On Tuesday we couldn’t get out because of the snow. Wednesday it rained and the roads turned into a skating rink. But how quickly the snow disappeared! Within hours snow that had lain for a week had gone.  And Thursday was like Spring. The little daffodils, undeterred by being buried under the snow, are now blooming in the sunshine.

The vineyard owner has invited us to join the grape picking team for next September’s vendange. The bad news is that we have to help pick 40 tons of grapes in a week. The good news is that each day the pickers are treated to a huge lunch at the best restaurant in the area.

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