Wednesday, 8 December 2010

MORE SNOW!

Wowh, what a snow we had today!
Ok, when we left this morning to do some shopping at IKEA (just 15 km away) there was some rain and it was 0°C, but we didn't really think that it would get so complicated later today!
It started snowing around noon and it didn't stop until 5pm... The world is wonderful outside, especially the garden. The situation is not beautiful at all if you look at the traffic!
It took us about 5 hours to get home (record: 15km in 5hours, that - luckily - never ever happened in crazy São Paulo traffic!).
Our car is still parked about 3 km away from home... we decided to walk the last part as it was getting really ugly! School buses were cancelled and all students stayed at campus until a parent arrived to pick them up. So glad we have a very nice neighbour who picked the kids up by train (we were still stuck in road traffic & at that time trains were still running!)... Thanks soooo much Jason!
At 9 pm everybody had left campus...
Airports are closed, flights are cancelled and many people just abandonned their cars at the highway, emergency centers are installed in Versailles for all those unlucky people who can't get home tonight...
Crazy situation!
No more snow is predicted for tomorrow but temperatures will stay below 0°C and roads will
become even more of an ice rink then they already are!
School has decided to call it a snowday tomorrow... and I'm more than happy with that!
So tomorrow calls for long walks in the park, lots of hot chocolate &
the famous Dutch 'erwtensoep' (a typical pea soup served at really winter days).
...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
(I don't mind as long as I don't need to go anywhere by car!)



Wishing you all a wonderful snowday too!!
Bisous,


5 comments:

Meurs Family said...

Wouw wat een witte pracht! Wij hopen ook op sneeuw tussen de 18 & 4 dan zijn we in NL.... B & F hebben nog nooit sneeuw gezien!
liefs Ester

Mariette said...

Dearest Chantal,

Wow, we have frost too, -7°C and even more for Monday... During the day Sunshine and warmer but unusual for this region! Snow is ugly in heavy traffic; it only looks good on post cards and from the inside looking out...
Wish you all the best and stay safe!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Anonymous said...

SOU BRASILEIRA, MORO NO SUL DO BRASIL E VEJO O TEU BLOG TODOS OS DIAS.É LINDO, DESEJO PAZ E SAUDE.MEU NOME É EUGÊNIA.

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ said...

Boa tarde Eugénia! Muito prazer te 'encontrar' aqui! A gente esta se acustomando ainda em Franca... depois um ano ainda saudades do Brasil!! Voce tem um blog também?
Um beijo, Chantal

Anonymous said...

Boa tarde Chantal.Não tenho blog, mas adoro blogar, ou seja,ver idéias diferentes, das daqui do meu país a respeito de decoração, jardinagem, clima,cidades, etc. Estou gostando muito que você esta escrevendo sobre a neve e a temperatura, aí na França, pois sabes que aqui não neva.Onde moro, no Rio Grande do Sul, faz muito frio mas nada comparado ao daí.Abraço,Eugenia

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