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Hello World!

6 days of snow and ice that won’t go away. We’ve had no post, no rubbish collections and no bread van. I know lots of you have much more snow than we do here, but in rural France they don’t clear the roads.

We’re nearly out of potatoes and the dogs food is getting low. I’ve run out of canvases (never painted so much in all my life), but we do have watercolour paper. I’m scratching around for frames for all these paintings I’m doing and I’m running out of those too!

We’ve got brussels sprouts in the veggy patch, but they’re so frozen I can’t pick them. The newly sprouted broad beans are dead and it’s even killed the curly kale, which is practically impossible.

There’s a big dog that keeps turning up outside our fence and front gate that we don’t recognize and it’s driving our four dogs mad. Ian calls it a wolf.

On a more positive note, we have loads of food in the freezer and a big log fire in the kitchen, which is where we live at the moment!

Anyone whose seen my paintings will know I love colour. I’m sick of being made a prisoner by all this white fluffy stuff, so I’m painting spring things like there’s no tomorrow.

There! That’s my winge for today. I feel better now! Back to painting!



  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 3 years ago

    Swap some of your snow for some of my sun – it is revoltingly hot today

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    Yes I know Fran, rural France is definitely “formidable” during spring time and summer ! (and I know what I’m talking about because I am STUCK by this ‘fluffy stuff’ too !!!). Bon courage, les beaux jours arrivent……….

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 3 years ago

    Chalk it up as another one of life’s adventures! :) Easy for me to say….I’m not the one experiencing it. Wishing you guys & your pets the very best. That roaring fire sure does sound cozy, though. Stay safe & warm.

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Unleash those emotions with paint my friend! It can not last forever…so sorry you have to have this weather. It has been a wonderfully blue sky winter here in NY! With NO snow and ice…better shut my mouth they say it is on its way this weekend!