Winter 2012 has arrived in the Charente

South Charente

Winter 2012 has finally arrived here in Poullignac in the Charente. After we had these lovely mild temperatures all of December and part of January the snow starting coming down on Saturday, 5th February, during the night.

As you can imagine the children are delighted and went straight outside to play.I have to admit it looked beautiful, everything covered in lovely white snow.


The normally sunny 'La Petite Maison'

Normally the winter does get quite cold here, hard to believe when all you mostly see are sunny pictures of the Charente.

But Winter 2012 seems particular cold to me and other people as well.

I remember when I moved here in 2001 my first winter was quite cold with temperatures going down to as cold as -10. This year the coldest we had so far during the night was -15 and for the last week the temperature has not risen above freezing. Brrrrrrr………..

After all the snow came down we had to check on our little chickens and the poor little things were completely snowed in.

It was way to cold for them to come out of their chicken pen. So, we had some work to do so the food did not get wet and the water did not constantly freeze.The things we do for our animals……..

But, may I just say the chickens must have been pretty grateful as they have laid an egg each for the last couple of days. Good Girls!!!


Our snowed in Chickens

There you go, that was a little taste of Winter 2012 in the normally sunny Charente.

How about yourselves? I would love to see some of your winter photos or some photos of the things you might had to do for your animals/pets.

Why not share them with me and my readers. Just fill out the form below and we can all have a look. So, here is your chance to show of and share it with me and my readers.We all like to thank you in advance.

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Please don't worry, as winter does not last too long. Before we know it we shall be outside again and enjoy a glass of something nice by the Pool.

Why not come yourself and soak up the sun, when it arrives once again and stay with us at 'La Petite Maison".

Don't get too cold and enjoy the Winter


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Very different view in the snowy winter


And that is looking the other way over the pool


That is looking from our house down the drive


This is looking towards our house coming up the drive

La Petite Maison

'La Petite Maison' in the snow