Sunday Snow

We’ve had a lot of rain over the past few days which fell as snow up in the mountains. It’s very early this year. It looks beautiful against today’s blue sky and this view from my house and garden is definitely something I’ll miss.

Still, I can’t wait to get back to England.

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  1. #1 by nanacathy2 on October 4, 2020 - 10:02

    It is so beautiful- this moving malarky is such an emotional time. England has RAIN this week.

    • #2 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 13:31

      Yes – Mr. T. who has just come out of quarantine over in the U.K was waiting for a lull in the downpour yesterday to go and buy a car, as you do.

  2. #3 by lifebyacompassnotaclock on October 4, 2020 - 10:11

    So beautiful 😍

    • #4 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 13:31

      It is but I am moving somewhere beautiful too so it’s not all sad.

  3. #6 by Wild Daffodil on October 4, 2020 - 10:25

    What a magnificent view!. The West Country is going to be a bit tame after that!

    • #7 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 13:32

      Tame would be good at the moment – I have enough drama in my life at present 🙄

  4. #10 by claire93 on October 4, 2020 - 11:53

    gosh, snow on the peaks already? that is a bit early!

    • #11 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 13:33

      It is – usually when we get it this early, the sun comes out and melts it all again but I’m not sure that’s going to happen this year, it’s already a bit nippy.

  5. #12 by katechiconi on October 4, 2020 - 13:25

    Lovely… There’s always something you miss. I miss Autumn mornings, with mist rising in the valley and clear blue skies above, red and gold leaves on the trees and everything so clear it looks newly invented. I miss waking to snow, that special light. England has many special things to look forward to. I hope you won’t miss your snowy mountains too much…

    • #13 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 13:34

      No I won’t. As you know I’m ready for a change of scene in more ways than one.

  6. #14 by Colorful Sisters on October 4, 2020 - 13:29

    really love this. thanks for sharing!

  7. #16 by Laurie Graves on October 4, 2020 - 14:01

    That is a spectacular view. Good, though, that you are looking forward to returning to England.

    • #17 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 17:20

      I am, more than I thought I would be.

  8. #18 by M. L. Kappa on October 4, 2020 - 18:12

    Moving back to England? Must have missed a post! How come?

    • #19 by tialys on October 4, 2020 - 18:55

      Family/Husband’s Work/Travel Disruption/Nasty Neighbour – in that order although the last reason is rapidly becoming the first one. We’ve been here fifteen years, the girls have moved back, I’m a bit homesick to be honest. Just wait, once I’m there I’ll be complaining about the weather before you can say ‘knife’.

      • #20 by M. L. Kappa on October 5, 2020 - 07:47

        The grass is always greener, etc…Sigh. I know, I love it here in Normandy, but I do miss Greece a lot. Nasty Neighbour sounds awful, such bad luck. Our neighbors here are lovely. Well, good luck with the move! Xxx

      • #21 by tialys on October 5, 2020 - 08:24

        Have I missed something too? Your latest post still seems to be from Greece.

      • #22 by M. L. Kappa on October 12, 2020 - 18:20

        Yes I do go back as much as possible, which is not easy nowadays…

  9. #23 by kathyreeves on October 4, 2020 - 23:20

    Mountains are special, but they can’t replace a cozy, happy home. Hoping things go smoothly as you transition. Is the house showing yet?

    • #24 by tialys on October 5, 2020 - 08:26

      Not so’s you’d notice to be honest. These big, traditional houses often go to Brits who, of course, are having trouble getting here at the moment and are unsettled by the Brexit fiasco. Just one of the many issues besetting us at the moment. 🙄

  10. #25 by nottaholiday on October 5, 2020 - 09:22

    ooh, I have a bit to catch up on don’t I… Im so glad you’ve found somewhere back in the UK that you’re happy with. I promise to do a revision on your posts. (btw I feel like I never want to leave home again, been working here since March, and its taught me that everything I need is right here – so I have a silver lining at least) 4 quilts and heaps of sketching has been achieved! Writing has suffered drastically though,.

    • #26 by tialys on October 5, 2020 - 12:12

      I think lots of people are finding the same thing out about the importance of home. At least you got yourself around a lot of the World first so you won’t feel like you’re missing anything. Four quilts! You’re a machine 😄

  11. #27 by craftycreeky on October 5, 2020 - 11:47

    I’d miss that view too, but there’s nothing like home 🙂

    • #28 by tialys on October 5, 2020 - 12:09

      So true – and this doesn’t feel like home any more.

  12. #29 by magpiesue on October 9, 2020 - 19:34

    I’m sorry you have a Nasty Neighbor issue. That’s no fun no matter where you live. I wish you weren’t also caught up in the side effects of covid and Brexit. Hope Hubby can stay healthy now that he’s out of quarantine. Is there any chance of you being able to move back to England before the house in France sells?

    • #30 by tialys on October 10, 2020 - 09:02

      We don’t like to do things by halves Sue. As if moving house in ‘normal’ times isn’t supposed to be one of the most stressful things to do, we’re doing it to another country just before the Brexit transition period ends and during a global pandemic which has meant, every time Mr. T. goes over to the U.K. to sign anything, he has to spend two weeks in quarantine first. Add a touch of high vet bills for getting seven pets a passport and even higher bills for a company that’s still operating to transport five cats over the channel, throw in a nasty neighbour who’s trying for a land grab after 15 years and you get the idea.

      • #31 by magpiesue on October 10, 2020 - 18:37

        Holy cow! You certainly DON’T do things by halves! I take it you couldn’t rehome one of the cats afterall?

      • #32 by tialys on October 11, 2020 - 09:05

        Unfortunately, the two cats I am trying to re-home are competing with myriads of cute kittens as is the way of it in rural France where a lot of people don’t bother sterilising their cats and therefore the refuges and/or streets are overrun with kittens every year – which is how I ended up with all of mine to begin with. As I have had cats in the past who have lived past 20 years old, I thought somebody – especially somebody not in the first flush of youth – might prefer a mature house cat but I think we’re going to end up having to take them all. I worry about the lack of space inside our new house and the large amount of it outside where five cats suddenly dropped into it will probably have an unwelcome impact on the local wildlife. Still, there you go.

      • #33 by magpiesue on October 11, 2020 - 18:36

        Sadly, some things are unavoidable. Still wishing you the best of luck on all fronts though.

  13. #34 by Susan Nixon on October 17, 2020 - 02:30

    While I wrapped myself up in my own cares, here you are undergoing a major life change! Your conversation above with Sue highlights only some of the many issues you are having, I’m sure. And I would bet there are mixed feelings, though going home, being closer to family – that has to feel good. Best of luck on down-sizing!

    • #35 by tialys on October 17, 2020 - 08:40

      Our own cares always take priority – it’s only natural – but that doesn’t stop us putting ourselves in somebody else’s place and sympathising so thank you for that Susan. I started off the process with lots of mixed feelings but, the longer it’s taking and the more difficulties that are presenting themselves, the more I just want to get it done and dusted.

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