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Enhanced reality

The other day, i was up the mountains with my son checking out the new snow. There wasn’t a lot of it. In fact there wasn’t even enough to skin comfortably..let alone ski. So we sought out a sheltered area … Continue reading

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Making the most of the snow

Well, this year Winter came late, very late, but when it came, it came for real. No half-hearted attempt at it, full on week-long snowstorms, weather to keep children and old people safe indoors, not apt for the faint-hearted. Days … Continue reading

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Big snow

There’s a proverb in French which says: L’hiver n’est pas bâtard, s’il ne vient tôt il vient tard. It means something like: Winter is not a half-baked thing, if it doesn’t come early it’ll come late. It certainly didn’t come … Continue reading

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Flying our kite!

So what’s my six-year-old son doing..standing in the middle of this high open meadow known as Collado de los Amigos or Raso Hornilla? ..on a sunny windy Winter’s day in the shadow of Siete Picos (known in the past as … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays..hoping for snow!

Hope is the word..we’re hoping for snow, maybe in January as has been the case so often in recent years – the image above shows a scene from last January. This year, despite looking like being a “super-Niño year” in … Continue reading

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Hoping for a cool Autumn, and looking back at Spring..

The rain comes gently tripping down..sweet and soft, on to the augusted, thirsty and exhausted earth. After a very hot Summer, September is cooling down nicely..to the relief of many who know that Central Spain’s Summers often protract into the … Continue reading

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Valdemartín times three in the day

Day after day of bright sunshine in central Spain. Practically no significant precipitation since mid-December. We continue to have pretty weird snow conditions in the Sierra de Guadarrama. On the North-facing slopes it looks like a normal Winter scenario, as … Continue reading

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