After a few weeks of mild hysteria at the thought of the French exams, they are finally over and we proceed to the next level. We breathed a collective sigh of relief since neither of us felt very confident when we walked out of the room. However, it is done.
We have had some snow which has been fun. We've enjoyed making an SA snowman, taking the dogs for their first "free snow run" on a field nearby, shovelling the pavements, and avoiding the icy patches on the pavements. It's actually an art avoiding landing on your butt alot of the time.
I am wondering how the garden will manage. We love gardening and our FH garden was a source of great challenge (with snails, caterpillars, wind, sand, etc) but outweighed by a tremendous deal of love for it. We know little to nothing about what grows and what doesn't here, and I am sad to say that I have killed more indoor plants here than collectively in my entire life. I have always been able to grow anything indoors so it's a huge blow to my ego - I can only think that it has something to do with the indoor heating and I need to figure it out.
Outside, our new terracing which we recently did, is filled with snow, underneath that snow are the 100's of Euro's worth of plants we planted during our Spring/Summer - I wait with bated breath to see if any of it survives. Many times now when I take walks I look at the gardens of the locals and make mental notes of what they have, some plants I recognise, and others are a complete mystery - but next winter I shall be better prepared.
|Snowy view from our balcony|
We had one day of frost a few weeks ago which was absolutely just thee most beautiful thing ever.
|A frosty day in the city|
Posted on FB by "Ville de Luxembourg"
|My pic of what frost looks like up-close and personal.|
In the meantime though, I am about to board a bus, head to the city for coffee with a friend and enjoy the cosyness of scarves, boots, beanies, coats and gloves. Yes, today there will be gloves because we are at a wonderful -5 today.
Only about 10 days till the World Cup Cricket starts- that ought to heat things up a bit!
Have lovely days wherever you are!