Apparently I spoke too soon! Sure enough with just two January days remaining it snowed. Thankfully I enjoy the wintery whiteness just as much as the children and students, especially given that it is a rarity in this part of France. The little flurry made the perfectly cozy backdrop for hot coco and reading on the couch.
We were, however, brave enough to venture to the grocery store later in the afternoon only to be astonished that, after nearly two years here, we found something that makes the French drivers regard the speed limit as an estimate for one’s speed of travel rather than an unobserved random conglomeration of roadside numbers…snow!