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Welcome to the warm and sunny Spain!

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Still pretty cold. In my neck of the woods it is raining, with a low of +50F. Hopefully it will be warm enough to put the top down for Xmas!

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Hugs,

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no say it isn't soooooo!!!!! lol

do you want the dog-team and sleigh??// I guess....ok here we go again....snowpants, boots, long underwear, all wool of course....toques, mitts, scarves, jackets, sweaters and a flask of brandy....oh wait I forgot you could just slip over to Portugal and get some nice porto.

ok all ready to go pepe

seriously that is quite cool....pepe here's a nice stupid question??/ do people have furnaces???/ central heating....we run ours with natural gas and when we are at the cottage we burn wood....we turn on our furnace usually in September and it runs until at least march or April....

sending hugs to keep Spain warm

mags

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the building , in my case we got our own heater ( I prefer it rather than central) that normally l turn it on normally mid October until who knows !
I'm very sensitive to cold! hahahaha!.By the way don't you prefer Spanish sherry rather than Porto?.Hahahahaha!
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Radiators all over, with a heater kettle downstairs...

In California, we have forced air heating....I was surprised at how well the radiators work!

Hugs, Kathi

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not even a degree above, during the day....

See, it's my fault....I have a candle lit for snow and ice when we get there...sometimes it goes a bit haywire and starts too early....

Hanging my head in shame....Hugs, Kathi

ROFL!

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Hugs!

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wow it's warm here this morning.....-2

snow is soft....haha

mags

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what is a heater kettle Kath????/ we have a furnace in the basement that heats the air and then it is forced through vents. In my childhood home we had big radiators with hot water....they were wonderful....the very best to sit and dry your mittens when you came in from the snow..

actually I would not have imagined a furnace in Caly

mags

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LMAO!!!! I could show you pics of people today, in high 50-degree outside temps, wrapped in down jackets, mittens, and scarves....see, we MUST have thin blood---the summers are so darn HOT!!!!!!

Sorry, I used the Dutch word for water heater (ketel)...and to add to it, I spelled it the English way....ROFLMAO!!!! Yes, this is a water heater downstairs, and it sends hot water throughout the system. And VERY fast!!! I was always impressed!!! I, too, am guilty of laying assorted wet things on the radiatiors...they dry so nicely for the next day's snow play!! We have slate floors in the house (Holland), and they get VERY chilly! So, I warm my feet on the radiators (enclosed in socks...they are HOT!), as well. My body always goes thru a bit of a climate shock with this winter switch...California is rainy, but also has it's beautiful warm days, The Netherlands...well...there are beautiful days (you have no doubt seen my pics), but they are VERY cold this time of year....

Hugs, Kathi

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oh Kathi I love that picture at 50 degrees....

in spring in Canada at 50 there is not a coat to be seen....why that's nice swimming weather. I remember taking my daughter to Florida for March Break....we were staying at a nice hotel and it was about 50 and blowing like stink. Well of course we were in the pool and people would say.....oh you must be Canadian??? why we say.....no one but crazy Canadians think it's warm enough to swim

hugs back....mags

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In Italy, in the heighth of the day in summer, there is an Italian expression:

You only see Cane e Tedechi. (Dogs and Germans).....lol!(pardon our Italian...)

Hugs, Kathi

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Were there they described it as A foggy ,wet, swampy and dark land! hahahaha! not want to offend but imagine it in the
16/17, centuries! hahaha!Well probablly he was exaggerating as you where the enemy!.LOL.
Hugs dear flying Dutchlady! .Hahahaha!

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our expression for out in the noon day sun is mad dogs and Englishmen

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Search on YouTube for 'Mad dogs and Englishmen'.....it is a RIOT!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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In the 16/17th centery, there was a mini ice age.....EVERYONE was freezing!!!

And, Alba sort of was flushed out (literally) 100 years later (they settled in places that were too darn wet!!!)......

Hugs to my firey Spaniard!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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10 points to you! DONG!

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Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
Ben ick van Duytschen bloet,
Den Vaderlant getrouwe
Blyf ick tot in den doet:
Een Prince van Oraengien
Ben ick vrij onverveert,
Den Coninck van Hispaengien
Heb ick altijt gheeert.
Remember the world cup! hahahahaha!
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just like all families, the kids (Dutch) figured dad (the king) didn't know anything...so, that led eventually to a bloody end to Spanish rule...

Sort of like we Americans, after the English took to much of a firm hand....ROFL!

Hugs, Kathi

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And just to remember that most of California, Texas, Louisiana new Mexico and of course Florida where Spanish and not English during hundreds of years! LOL. otherwise San Francisco would be named Saint Francis !hahahahaha!

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Like Snoqualmi....we had alot of native americans around, as well....or others....we truly are a country of melting pot, to this day!

teehee!

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honestly don't know why, this country is a mess lately ! LOL.

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We must know the history, sing the Dutch anthem, and like the color orange...

I'm working on it!!!! ROFLMAO!!!

Hugs, Kathi

Oh, I keep forgetting....I received your card....it's so cool!!!! It sits in the place of honor on the center table in my living room....I'm proud to call you family!!!

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"Het Wilhelmus" ?.LOL.
Hugs!

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just " silly internal European affairs" hahahahaha!
Hugs Mags!

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BUT, I have a hand-crank belly organ with that song as one of the pieces. So, whenever I feel patriotic, (or there is a dutch person over), I play the organ....It's cool to see the response....they sing along....(and they say we AMERICANS are so darn patriotic!!!).

Hugs, Kathi

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hahaha! it is the royal march so just a march with no lirycs!.So if you see a football match with the Spanish team just watch the public and they only do: tachin tachan tachin tachantachin tachan! we the spaniards are so bloody fun!.Hahahaha!

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