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A Canadian expatriate living and exploring first France now Germany, then BACK to FRANCE (!!!) with her family; former fashion designer, turned unexpected UNLIKELY NOMAD, raising two children, writing, photographing, painting, playing piano (who knew!!) and blogging - and now... full time student at ART SCHOOL!! (I MUST be crazy!!)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Good to be Home...




I am here this weekend after all...what with a combination of Lily being sick again , a snowstorm and being just plain pooped from house hunting non stop...it just seemed just too good to cancel my ticket and stay at home. So I did.




On my way home from Hanover on Tuesday, Dijon and the area experienced an uncharacteristic snowfall...which typically brings the city to a standstill.




The train home from Paris took 5 hours instead of 1 1/2 due to the snow which was a little exasperating especially since I ran out of book after an hour or so. So instead of arriving home at 9 ish the train pulled in at midnight.




Dijon was shrouded in a beautiful cloak of midnight light and a lacy haze of snow, and the streets were so greasy with ice and snow and the line up for cabs was at least an hour long, so I decided to bundle up and walk. I always LOVE being out in crazy inclement weather, usually because I am the only one out there. It was hard going in the unploughed streets dragging my bag through the thick snow but I could not resist stopping to take some photos.



The Palais Des Ducs de Bourgogne shrouded in snow.





When I arrived Home TBG had a nice cosy fire to curl up by and a warm drink....Ahhhh...good to be home.






6 comments:

oreneta said...

How lovely it all looks in the snow. It is lovely being out in storms and snow isn't it.

Staying home seemes like a good idea. Hope Lily's doing well. Will this set your recovery back? (sorry, lousy pun)

Beth said...

I love being home...especially in bad weather....but I love the pictures and I'm a little jealous right now...

diva eva said...

love the photos, wish I was there!
Hope Lily is feeling better, and you are at least able to relax abit this weekend.
It's a good thing you're not here in chicago anyhow...It's freezing!!!!!

sarah said...

Great pictures...we've had snow here too, but just enough to dust the grass and tempt the girls to want to go out. I hope Lily is on the mend.

Attila The Mom said...

Oh, your pictures are so beautiful!

Jennifer Talty said...

My kids play travel hockey and I spend a lot of time on the road with them on the weekends. I love coming home.

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