Exceptionally, I’ve got two mornings of exam supervision this week. I can’t get there this morning because of the snow. Snow is forecast for tomorrow morning too. Looking out of the window I see the tracks of one car on the road. Everyone is taking the advice to stay indoors it seems.
Officially it never snows in La Rochelle. When we built the house the roof was left unlined - because it never snows. The first winter we had a lot of snow which collected inside the roof space. We couldn’t remove it because it was lying on top of the insulation. We just waited for it to melt. We have snow every four years. In the late 80s new houses had lining inside the roof to keep out the snow.
We had a lovely Christmas and a very quiet New Year. We watched DVD’s of ‘Yes Minister’ and remembered to save a glass of fizzy wine to toast the new year in and then straight to bed. Olivier disappeared for 2 days. They had a party up the road at his friend’s house. At least I didn’t have to worry about him getting from A to B. He had splashes of red wine on his white sweater, apparently someone threw a glass of wine at him. Fortunately they were too drunk to do too much damage. I got the stains out with my beloved washing up liquid.
Happy New Year to everyone. I like the shape of 2010 written down. A good omen.