Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Il neige !

It was about 3 o'clock this afternoon. 
We were working on comparatives & superlatives in class. 
I was in the middle of explaining to my students why you can't say "more intelligenter than"
when I noticed the snowflakes falling. 

Lots of snowflakes. Falling fast. 
It was beautiful. 
But then I started thinking about the drive back to Annecy, the hilly road with all its twists & turns.

My students - all grown men - noticed me looking outside & turned to the window as well.
 They immediately got all silly just like little kids do when the first snowfall of the winter comes along.
 I sent them off on a coffee break so I could have a moment of silence
to ponder whether or not we should end class early.

After pondering (I decided to finish class at the normal time),
I used the fancy-dancy retro camera application on my phone
to snap a couple of photos from our classroom window.

Our classes take place in an old building across from the train station in Bellegarde.
 The view isn't anything special. 
 But today?
 With the snow blanketing the platform & sticking to the rails, it was quite lovely.

And the drive home? 
Well, we took our time, went super-slow & got back to Annecy in one piece. 

 As for tomorrow morning's commute, 
let's cross that bridge (or not, as the case may be...) when we come to it, ok?


  1. The photos you posted today were absolutely fabulous. Each of them could be frame worthy. I love the way you capture the little things in your day and turn them into glorious treats for others to see. A Vancouver, il pleurait beaucoup! Love Dee

  2. I can't see the photos! Zut alors! Bet they're beautiful though...


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