It’s Monday. It’s grey. It’s wet. It’s cold. It’s getting really boring…..

Hawklad summed it up perfectly

What on earth where you thinking. Why didn’t you and mum move to the South of France. Somewhere warm… this weather is nothing short of torture. Think of the money you would have saved on jumpers and heating bills. I actually wouldn’t be now wearing two coats, a mega jumper and three T-shirt’s

He does have a point. Our winters are usually not much fun. Cold, windy and wet. But we don’t tend to get snow. So we don’t get the upside of winter. Just the downside stuff.

Warm I can handle.

Snow I would love.

But just not our weather. Week after week of this.

Dad what are you doing?”

I am putting the solar powered Christmas lights up outside.

What’s the point I bet they don’t work. It’s too dark. I bet they would work brilliantly in the a South of France. Oh wait. You never moved there….”

40 thoughts on “South of France

  1. We are in the gray phase too. You can actually see our outdoor Christmas lights during the day it is so gray. I guess it brings the gray a little cheer – although mine plug in. Fingers crossed you get enough sun for yours to work!

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  2. There’s a focus for Hawklad….he can move to the South of France when he’s older and look after you in your dotage…it will be so nice! And Switzerland will be within easy reach. A bonus.

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  3. Oh, but there are upsides. I remember arriving in York in early January many years ago from Canada, to spend 5 months completing degree requirements. I was absolutely mesmerized by the fact that the grass was green. I couldnโ€™t get over it. And there was winter jasmine actually blossoming on the brick walls in Heslington. Flowers blooming in January! And daffodils blooming in February. Here winter has us under piles of snow in January and February, not to mention March and still hanging on inApril. I love the snow, but I also loved the alternative that York displayed. The silver lining is there, really!!

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  4. Yep, this is why I moved to South Africa… well, one of the reasons. The Mistral, or our equivalent, is blowing today, although the sun is shining. But Christmas in the sun? Carols when you’re wearing sandals? No, I’m never going to get used to it.

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  5. Cheeky! Very cheeky lad! I’m bundled up today because it’s cloudy and the temperature when I ran errands was only 54ยฐF (12ยฐC) that’s too dang cold for a high temperature. I’m spoiled… I want my 70ยฐF (21ยฐC) and sunshine. Yes, even in December. It makes up for the sweltering hot summers๐Ÿ˜‰

    You could really freak Hawklad out and offer to cuddle with him to keep warm๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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