… be a White Christmas, that is.
The snow of a fortnight ago vanished almost as quickly. Christmas lights are going up in the local communes. “Christmas” events, like the “Marche de Noel” at Pierreville that had been cancelled have been programmed in again –
As the snow melted, there were some surprising survivors
Not sure of their name; but I’m told that they’re not edible. Quite striking as they emerged from the melting snow. Also emerging, though showing some signs of frost damage were the chrysanthemums
Even some of our vegetable garden came through virtually unscathed
Last Sunday we were at the Surtainville’s “Marche de Noel”; and then Tuesday was the Pierreville Club “Buche de Noel”, so Christmas began for us this week, in quite balmy daytime temperatures of getting on for 8 degrees.
The tables were set
… the room laid out, and the tree decorated
… and even Santa put in an appearance
… the buche, amongst other things, was eaten
… there was drinking, and singing
… and so the first celebration of Christmas is done.
Within the last 24 hours the cold air that has brought snow to England has also reached here; at present with just a smattering of snow this morning. The local forecast is for it to hang about for a couple of days before warmer, wetter weather establishes for next weekend.
We’re keeping an eye out to see whether we do get to spend Christmas with family in England. Whatever your plans, and whatever the weather, we wish you a very enjoyable holiday season.