Saturday, January 28, 2006

Cut off from the world

Aveyron was covered by a debilitating snowfall today. I had just been reflecting, this morning, about the meaning of the term la France Profonde, and had been thinking about how Aveyron is somewhat cut off from the rest of the world. Little did I know that a few hours later, I would truly be cut off from the world, snowbound in my house with the rest of my family. Well over a meter of snow fell in about 20 hours. Everything, absolutely everything, was cancelled. Even the hypermarkets shut down at noon, facing the fact that if they didn't let their staff go, their employees would be spending the night in the store. It has been an adventure, one that fortunately took place on weekend.

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