Thanks to the Mistral wind we have had some extremely cold weather these past 10 days. So much that we have only had a couple of days above 0. Pipes have frozen and its been touch and go getting water out of the bores. The sun has been shining but with the wild wind gusting upto 100kms you need at least 6 layers on to even venture outside. We've managed when the days have been a little warmer to do some more of the cutting back in the gardens and orchards before spring arrives which looking at the long term forecast could be a ways off yet. The fish pond is thick with ice and strong enough to stand both our weights so we took a bit of time out to have some fun and practise curling. Check out K2, he knows all the moves.....he watches far to much TV! Even the local canals are iced up and the ducks are walking rather than swimming on them. The sad thing is that there have already been 8 deaths due to this harsh weather. We even heard today that earlier this week some companies weren't even open due to it being so cold. Where else in the world would that happen ! But don't panic if you are hoping to head to Provence this summer, some say it means a long hot summer. We will see.