No, I don't think so. Our weatherman Frank is quite adamant about it. No snow this Christmas, but lots of wind and rain; yes, even a full gale storm on Monday night. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope it's only a storm in a teacup ...
There's not much going on here: it's the same humdrum life, going into the office three days a week, working harder and longer than before on my Thursday teleworking day and getting organized for Christmas and New Year. This includes putting menu's together, finding the right ingredients, doing the shopping ... Btw, I had a bit of luck yesterday finding the perfect guinea fowl which I have planned for Christmas. I was afraid I would have to return to the stores on Monday on my way back from the office to get the right bird. I wasn't looking forward to that extra shopping expedition, as I guess the shops will be full on Monday and Tuesday.
I've also sent out my Christmas cards and have had confirmation that they've made it to the other side of the Atlantic well in time. This probably means that the cards I sent out to friends in France, the UK and Sweden have also arrived. If you didn't get a card, it simply means that I don't have your address*. So please don't take it personally. I hereby send you my warmest and sincere Season's Greetings!
Today's photos are from this year's June Loire Valley trip. I thought they were perfect to illustrate today's post, although they have nothing to do with snow or Christmas.
In fact these two shots were taken at the Petrified Caves in Savonnières. The 'curtain' of icicles is a natural phenomenon created by the water of the Cher River, dripping through the limestone ceilings of the caves. I was especially intrigued by the 'Perles des Cavernes' (Cave pearls), which look like tiny snowballs and would look lovely in a ring or on a chain ... Just in case you didn't know what I wanted for Christmas, besides friends, family, a good health and peace on earth.
(*) Or maybe your postman had trouble with my handwriting :)!