It’s been an interesting week… Last Tuesday it started snowing and it just didn’t stop. By Wednesday afternoon we were well and truly snowed in and by Thursday morning we were all going just a little insane. I spent an entire afternoon introducing Bee to Taylor Swift’s back catalogue. That’s how bad it got.
The house we’re staying in until ours is finished is in the middle of a golf course and the road down is half private and half public, which basically means nobody needs to take responsibility for clearing it. It was completely impassable. Every time we needed anything, even just to take the rubbish out, I would don my winter gear, strap into my snowshoes and head out on a 30 minute round-trip to civilisation. Of course, there was a part of me that absolutely loved it and I felt like a real wild man, until of course I remembered that all I was doing was taking the plastic recycling out.
Now, with the sun back, the road clear, the powder in the mountains all tracked out (sorry, it was a goooooood day though!) and half a metre of snow still on the ground here in the Langhe, everything just looks ridiculously beautiful. It’s a photographer’s dream. Honestly, if you’re anywhere close to Piemonte right now and you fancy a couple of days away now is the perfect time for a trip to the Langhe. There are no tourists around and the views are just ridiculous.
Despite the snow, the works at the house are still coming on really well. Everything is plastered, the electricians have run their first wires, a shiny new Austrian pellet boiler is being connected up and the underfloor heating is starting to go down this week. We can finally see how everything will look; the size and shapes of the rooms, and how the wood works with the walls and the old brick pillars. It’s actually starting to look like a house, and a very nice house too, if I do say so myself!
Finally, it appears we’ve been nominated for an Italy Magazine Blog Award (just to be clear, when I say finally, I mean lastly, not as in we’ve finally been nominated!). It’s a great honour and I’m up against some stiff competition. I’d really rather not come last so if you wouldn’t mind clicking HERE and voting for us I would really appreciate it. It only takes a second to do and every vote counts. I think you can vote as many times as you like, so don’t be shy!
I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite photos of the snow…