rainy and wet weather…..not a typical scene in the south of france, but hey – – it is february. the coldest month of the year…
at least we didn’t get the snow that fell yesterday and today in london, paris and madrid. not being accustomed to snow at all, these major cities are gridlocked and chaotic. in london, they say it is the worst snowfall since ’91. i happen to remember that snowfall in ’91 becuase we were living in england then. i think my mom even took some home videos of me and my sisters making snowmen and throwing snowballs (ok, remember, i was 11 yrs old…). it’s funny that i feel like a little part of history…….
it has been raining here for a couple of days, and grey skies before that. we had a cold, but fun, weekend nonetheless.
we cooked a bunch of yummy, and somewhat not healthy food this weekend, (armenian boureg, which is a cheese pastry – and also osso bucco), and i was really looking forward to running it off today. a little rain is fine, but pouring rain is not.
perhaps i’ll wait until this afternoon……
yesterday david and i took a walk in the drizzling rain and clouds and walked out onto the hotel carlton’s dock, normally reserved for the rich and affluent in the spring and summer months, entering only patron’s of the hotel…..however, in the wintertime it’s open game. the restaurant is closed and the rows of umbrellas and beach chairs you would normally see are absent.
before i forget, i said i would follow up on the ‘greve generale’ from the other day. well, personally, i’m not actually an employed member of this society yet. so perhaps my opinion on the subject is somewhat lacking substantial weight. i know though, that record numbers of people from all walks of life, financial standing, races, ethnicities, the unemployed to engineers and doctors, lawyers and teachers were out on the street. the french say it was an outstanding act of solidarity.
so on my rainy french day, i’m going back to my searching, hoping and finger crossing.
at least i can keep my smile ;-)