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Did You See London’s New Year’s 2019 Fireworks — Well Worth Watching.

by Anura Guruge



Now this was a REAL fireworks show. WOW. And a political message at the end, to boot. Only us Brits can pull off something as magnificent as this.

I have been meaning to share this since the start of 2019. Just kept on getting distracted by other stuff. Well, better late than never.

Enjoy.


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January 5 – 6, 2019, Partial Solar Eclipse Not Visible From New England (Or Even East Coast).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘timeanddate.com’.


You might see it in the new BUT it, from the U.S., is only visible if you are westernmost Alaska. It is essentially a far-eastern eclipse. So do not feel that you missed out. Not our turn.

But, do not despair. We have a total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019, weather permitting. More on that as we get closer. OK?


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Wolfeboro, N.H.: ‘Last Night 2018’ Fireworks — THE Pictures.

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I have always maintained that there is no such thing as a bad fireworks show. They are all good, by default and definition.

So, these fireworks, at the ungodly early hour of 6:30pm, were good. People liked them. They applauded and honked their horns. So, that alone was good.

It was sure cheerful and a nice prelude to the snowstorm that was on the way. As it transpires the timing kind of worked out. Per the weather forecasts it did start snowing sharp at 8pm.

Not that many people and Wolfeboro was rather quiet. No traffic, whatsoever.

To I, New Year’s Eve is not complete without fireworks. So, I am indeed glad that we went.

Happy New Year.


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by Anura Guruge

Wolfeboro, N.H.: No ‘First Night’ For 2019 (i.e., December 31, 2018) BUT There Is A ‘Last Night’.

by Anura Guruge


This was also the case last year and the year before.

No ‘First Night’, with a midnight fireworks, as there used to be — instead a ‘Last Night’ that wraps up by 9pm.

An early end will not be a bad thing in 2018 since we will be getting snow/ice/rain around that time.


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The Events, from their Facebook page — linked above.

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Teischan Playing Her Trademark Pink Flute At The ‘ACS’ Holiday Concert — December 5, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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I would be an untruth if I said she does this by choice or with grace. From these pictures and from what we could see she seems to enjoy it and was quite ebullient after it (though that could have been just a sense of relief and adrenaline). But, it was a struggle, quite a struggle, to get her to perform at this concert. I took grief from her nearly everyday. Claimed she hated it. Well, I got her to it and that was an achievement. Now, as she has already pointed out a number of times, we all get a break from band till next year. And trust me, I could do with that. Did I say it had been a struggle. This homeschooling lark is no easy — or at least not for I.

But, it was good. Always a joy to see the kids perform and all the relatives there to see them.

Happy Holidays. It is in full swing around here.


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Turkey Tracks On Fresh Snow — New Hampshire.

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We have a lot of turkeys around here — the feathered variety and the not-so. These tracks, obviously, from a feathered one. This morning. We had a light coating of snow, perfect for tracks. This was right on our drive. Had both turkey and deer tracks. I knew about the deer. We have had deer in the yard the last few mornings. That is neat. Just wanted to share with those that might not get to see fresk turkey tracks in virgin snow.


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“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2018, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 24 – 25.

by Anura Guruge









Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for the last four to five years, if not longer.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. Last year we could not get there until Sunday. To make up for that, this year we went around noon on Friday, before most of the nice stuff got snapped out. We were, of course, not disappointed. It is always a treat. Wonderful congenial atmosphere and as much pictures show a array of eye-catching creative products — all by local artisans. They also always have a selection of food for sale and free treats for the visitors. This year we bought some cheese.

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Their 15th annual Fair from what I gather.

They will be open Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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