Monday, 26 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
We are using this photo today not because it has snowed, but because it hasn't.
In fact, it last snowed here on January 25th 2013. That's two years without any snow at all - not a single flocon.
To my mind, this is a rareity. Although it is really difficult to discover what the longest snow free period is, we have been told that last year was the first time in 30 years it didn't snow in Paris, and when we bought our house we were told it snows every year even if it doesn't settle.
Saturday, 24 January 2015
We did make it to Preuilly's retraite aux flambeaux, even if we didn't tell anyone about it at the time.
Those who went on the retraite aux flambeaux didn't miss anything in the World Cup, either: the town had set up a TV projector at the plan d'eau, and we all arrived just as the final whistle blew. And hence before the goal. Fireworks were delayed until after the game finally finished, and for those not watching football (foot, soccer whatever you call it in your neck of the woods) there was an impromptu samba lesson.
Friday, 23 January 2015
One of Simon's Shepherd's Pies from the freezer followed by rhubarb from a jar and homemade custard.