Wednesday, November 01, 2006

‘If there’s ice in November that will bear a duck,
There’ll be nothing after, but sludge and muck’

Hope everyone remembered to put their clocks back an hour. It’s strange to have the evenings so dark so early. This week the schools are on holiday so they won’t really feel the full benefit of that extra hour in bed. they’ll be used to it by the time they go back to school next week. The weather here is still very mild, much too mild for the end of October, the news reports are full of people on the beach, some are even braving the sea!

Dom is home for her ‘pause pedagogique’ (not holiday); She’s got loads of work to do so I haven’t seen too much of her. She looks well so she isn’t starving to death or something dreadful in Poitiers. She’s dropping psychology next term and just doing philosophy. I don’t know what to make of that decision. As the new washer/dryer has been delayed a week I’m struggling to do her washing and get it dry.

Today is a holiday. The idea is that you visit the graves of your loved ones. Rob is working as quite a few people will be out visiting monuments instead.


cube said...

No holiday for us. My daughters have classes today, but both schools start the day with a mass.

Anonymous said...

Don and I have both been quite tired this week with the time adjustment. But I love it when I go to work in the daylight, not the dark.

Keith said...

It was quite warm here until midnight on Oct 31st, then at midnight it was like someone switched off the heating. It was cold on the 1st and today (2nd) there was bloody frost everywhere when I got up. It's done for my courgettes, they were all black and shrivelled up when I went in the garden to have a look!

Anji said...

Cube; Thank you for your visit, was the mass because it was All Saints Day?

Cas; I appreciate the lighter mornings too, but they don't last too long.

Keith; Sorry to hear about your cougettes. I think they turned the heating off here too, at the same time. The wind is coming from Siberia today. Summer is finished.

Anonymous said...

It has been really cold here the past week, but the pineapple express is coming up from hawaii and bringing warmer weather and tons of rain and wind.

Anji said...

Mary Lou; Pineapple Express sounds interesting, do the winds smell fruity?