Yesterday was a good day. It wasn’t about It-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named. It was spent looking outside, waiting for Santa to drop by on our lawn.
The previous night, forecast were warning : the SNOW is on its way! Because it is a very rare thing here in Brittany (Far-west coastal tip of France), everything stopped. There won’t be buses. There won’t be school. We went to bed, already looking forward to the morning, imagining how wonderful it would be to open the shutters and discover a white garden…
The morning was spent checking every 5 minutes if a flake or two were flying by.
And then I swear I could hear the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah coming from the fields around. Snow!!! First, little flakes. Then bigger ones. A pause. And finally it snowed properly. It was the most beautiful thing I had seen for months!
We spent the day doing what you do in a case like this. Enjoy!!! Play outside, drink tea, bake a chocolate cake, do an upside-down snowman – apparently a yogi snowman! – take photos, drink some more tea…
Then the night came. Although the curfew had already started (at 6pm all over France), we went outside to fight the icy wind, walk in the village, take some more photos. It felt like the magic spell would be broken the next morning so we had to enjoy it to the last minute.
Like a dream
This morning, the snow was still here, but already melting. Anyway, the atmosphere was light and cheerful. Still no bus or school! The wind wasn’t so strong and the clouds were leaving a bit of space for blue sky. I guess tomorrow, life will be back to normal and we’ll have to find some kind of distraction again. It takes a lot of energy to stay positive! Speak of staying cheerful and positive…
Have a look at Sandy’s lastest post. She’ll be hosting the next Blogger with a View. For my part, I’ll produce (insert the Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer into theme here) a new video in March. Here is what I have in mind. Let me know if you have any questions 😉