We expected another cold start this morning after sub-zero night-time temperatures but there was certainly no forecast of precipitation. So you can imagine my surprise early on when I looked out of the window and was greeted by the following sight.

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Snow! It seems that we’re enjoying temperatures two or three degrees below those in the south of England at the moment, which is quite unusual. And I don’t recall our getting snow this early in the year either in the 3½ years since I’ve lived in the Dordogne.

It’s just gone midday as I type this and although it’s still chilly outside, the snow has now all melted away. But I hope that it’s not a sign of things to come! Here’s a final, somewhat wintry shot of the Weedhopper under its cover in my back garden.

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