|This is our first ever snow in Bulgaria, it arrived while we slept!|
Now it can be snow free one minuet then within 15 mins you can be stuck which happened to us! The problem was we were in Veliko Tarnovo. We had a day of shopping & decided to have dinner in our fav restaurant when it started to snow very lightly. We had gotten into a couple of sticky situations before, like getting stuck halfway up a hill but had gotten out of them ok, so we decided we should leave but would be ok. Well Ok we were all the way along the main road, the fear set in as we turned off into the country lanes that lead us home! Now by this time it was midnight, my husband had refused to put the snow chains on & in fact had never had them out of the bag since we purchased them in England! The snow was growing alarmingly all around us as we drove through the forests that house wild boar. Now Nigel is not a man of many words but sometimes his silence speaks volumes & at this time it was screaming at me! Eventually we came to a slow halt as poor Beast could plough through no longer. Now I am a purveyor of horror films & every single bloody stranded in the middle of nowhere at gone midnight with no help film came back to haunt me! Nigel then decides its time for the snow chains & breaks out the bag, & without reading the instructions (he's an engineer, they don't read instruction) tries to put them on! This in pitch blackness took him an hour!!!! He even threw a wobbly which was hilarious :):):):) I was trying to get him to read how to, which eventually he did & it still took forever. Eventually after freezing solid, being scared to death & having the only two vehicles to pass by, stop to see we were ok waved on their way, we were able to limp onwards. After a short while there was a very bad noise which turned out to be a mud guard which had gotten caught in the chain & ripped & twisted but we were able to continue home. I have never been so pleased to see my house so much in my life & believe me there has been a few occasions here!!! Now we never drive the Beast in the winter with a possibility of snow, she I am afraid is just not built for it!
|My frozen snow covered Pine|
Winter in Bulgaria when the snow arrives is the hibernation period. Its rarely you see any neighbours.
First thing in the morning the skies start to fill with smoke from the wood burners & you will see the odd person traipsing to the local shop for fresh bread & whatever else they may need for the day, then only the hardiest of people venture out.The dogs love it, Sophie is a bit wary of cows so she likes to go run around in safety, scaredy cat :)
|Fresh bread being delivered to our shop|
I love walking round the village in the snow its lovely
|Our Church its now minus its bell tower as lightening struck it|