So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

Locked Down

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Here’s some cow shots to cheer us up!

How are things in your part of the world? This time last year, we were struggling with the effects of the heavy snow,floods and landslides that took out roads and some houses!

Here in Austria we’re a few days into a stretch that ends on December 6th. All shops are shut except for supermarkets, banks and chemists. Hotels and restaurants are closed too, but with a takeaway service.  My library is closed, but I’ve been in doing my annual chuck out of books. People on the whole are taking things seriously, we’ve had cases in the village this time, but not lost anyone.

I’m quite happy, I’m just finishing a new book and the free time means I’ll get it out earlier than expected.

I’m tired of hearing the negative stuff about Corona, why would Governments want to destroy their economies? I see them as people trying to do their best in a no win situation.

Can’t say I’m looking forward to Christmas without family, but at least we have zoom and other things. Roll on when this is all over. I have faith that God will see us through this, we need to trust and pray.

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

9 thoughts on “Locked Down

  1. Just so that you have a silver lining in regards to not being with your Human family for Christmas keep in mind that you are with your bovine family. cows are known to be some of the best caretakers and mothers on the planet you can’t go wrong if you’re missing your human mom

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  2. I’m staying in here in Vienna. The second lockdown has been harder, probably due to poor weather here in Vienna. Sunny days have to be seized with both hands, but hoping they don’t get fanciful ideas ahead of Christmas in the capital.

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    • We’ve been lucky that the weather has been so nice, just love it when the air gets cold and dry. We’re sorted for Christmas in that we’ll have a zoom meeting with the family, and then if things pick up might try and get over in the New Year!

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    • We’ve been lucky that the weather has been so nice, just love it when the air gets cold and dry. We’re sorted for Christmas in that we’ll have a zoom meeting with the family, and then if things pick up might try and get over in the New Year!

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  3. Hi Anna

    Have a good Chistmas whatever.

    Hugh

    Op 21-11-2020 om 18:29 schreef So where’s the snow?: > WordPress.com > annarashbrook posted: ” How are things in your part of the world? This > time last year, we were struggling with the effects of the heavy > snow,floods and landslides that took out roads and some houses! Here > in Austria we’re a few days into a stretch that ends on December 6t” >

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  4. I am with you – people and government are doing their best these difficult times. We must take care of each other and do what we can. It will be Christmas anyway.

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    • Actually, it might be a good one in some ways. We’ve never made it to the traditional Christmas eve service here in 14 years, this year we are free to do so. We also get online services from our church in the UK, so we’ll get a Carol service which I love, Austria only has one carol!

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