So where's the snow?

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


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Cow-tober

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I just love it when the cows come down from the hills at the end of September. These are some of my favourite shots from this year. Soon they will all be in the barns, stuffing their faces in the warm, and the valley will be empty of the cowbells. Shame!


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All Change!

As those of you know who follow this blog, I’ve had a pretty frantic summer, but at last things are resolved!  I’ve been blessed with extra teaching work, so we’ve now dropped our time consuming flat in St Michael, and are giving up Meals on Wheels in December. No more endless time in the car, just the bigger houses. It does mean teaching evenings, but at least I won’t have to get up too early the next morning!!

I’ve long wanted to concentrate on my novel writing, and now I’m going to do so. I’ll give it a year, and if I don’t make some sales to augment my income I will think again! I can’t retire yet, I still have to work 7.5 years more!!!!!!

So, Dear Reader!  I will still be posting here about life in Austria, but you’ll also get re-posts from my new blog, Anna’s Books also on WordPress. All good stuff for marketing, but I’ll try not to overdo it and annoy you!  I’ve signed up with a marketing company called BooksGoSocial who have given me so much help, and are doing a cover for the new book.

So Swingle and I are enjoying the start of this autumn which is starting with mists and mellow fruitfulness. She’s eating as many mice as she can catch in the hedgerows and I’m looking forward to bottling this year’s vintage in a few weeks!

Oh, I can’t resist it, if anyone wants a read of the new book, I’ll send it for free, in exchange for an Amazon review!!!


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Autumn begins!

The cows are coming down from the hills. Cowbells around us. Love this time of year!

Autumn light #2

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September light #1

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Sometimes, the light in September has this yellowy tinge to it, maybe a reflection of autmny mellowness. This was early on morning and lasted just a few minutes.

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Cold winter coming?

September 21st

We have had autumn since the beginning of the month. It’s been really cold, although no frosts yet. The cows have all come down two weeks early, but there is plenty of grass for them.It reminds me of 2007 when we had this but more extreme and cows and horses on the alms had to have hay helicoptered in and some died. Not so bad this year, but 2007 had loads of snow and it was a white Christmas!!