Posted: 19/01/2017 at 13:40
They are so pretty Liri.
It was -12° here at 8.15am.
We went to the Maire's funeral this morning. It was freezing, -9° in the village at 10am. Everyone gathered outside the Mairie for tributes and speeches then we walked down the road to the church, but the church is very small so a lot, including us, couldn't fit in. There were loudspeakers outside but they didn't work very well. I thought he would be buried in the village cemetery, but he is being cremated this afternoon, family only. He was such a nice man, been Maire since 1983, only 64 yrs old.
This evening we are going to an ecumenical service for Christian Unity Week in the French Protestant Temple. It's usually packed with everyone from the French Catholic bishop to the English C of E. Refreshments afterwards and lots of chatter (in French).