This picture has nothing to do with my ranting down below. It's just a nice photo I took in Tourlaville last spring of a boat sinking into the pond.
Can you believe it? The weather in most parts of Norhtern Europe has taken a turn for the worse and many people are stranded in train stations and airports. It's typical for this time of year but the recent catastrophe with the Eurotunnel has everything and everyone running around like chickens with their heads cut off. People were stuck on the train underneath the English Channel for close to 16 hours without electricity, food or air-conditioning. One woman said that Eurotunnel employees suggested she take a plane or a ferry but these two modes of transportation are currently booked solid. To add to her pain, she was told she could maybe drive !!! Whatever idiot said that ought to be fired. How do you drive a car across the English Channel? Dummy. . . Anyway, due to train cancelations, my friend can not make it to his family's house in time for the holidays in the south of France. To help him out, I told him I would drive him tomorrow. So, I guess I won't be spending the holidays alone afterall. I just finished packing and getting the house ready for my absence. If I don't post anything for a few weeks, it will be because I will have little opportunity to connect to the internet. My loyal readers will understand and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !