Just look at this incredible build up of ice round individual iris leaves. The fountain in the pond was paying onto the leaves during the bitterly cold temperatures of yesterday and completely surrounded each leaf.
I was amazed that the fountain hadn't frozen, but you can see it still working to the right of this photograph.
There are posters on every other lamppost in St Nicolas du Pélem advertising the circus for today and tomorrow. I'm not sure exactly where it will be, but it will be very cold for the audience that's for sure whether outside or under canvas.
It’s very calm though after the strong and bitter winds of yesterday evening. By 10.00hrs all the animals were done, laundry on, dishwasher unloaded, floor swept, worksurfaces cleaned, shopping bought and put away sorted and I enjoyed my coffee and a lovely fresh chocolate fondant in the warmth of the woodburner.
Two friends from England Skyped me - I love Skype - it's just as if they're in the room with me. One of them is trying to sort out dates and travel arrangements to come and stay in April so I'm really looking forward to her visit.
I now have just 80 pages of my Book Club book to read before Monday afternoon.
Three things I like:
1. Talking to friends on Skype this morning.
2. My gooey, very chocolatey fondant cake - big enough to share with someone and not feel deprived - I ate it all myself!
3. Just enough snow to make it beautiful out there without making life difficult.