Thursday, 8 January 2009

back to normal

The holiday season has officially ended. The Parisians have headed home, the schools are back and the Christmas lights are turning off one by one. Sad in one way to see the back of another festive period but also pleasing that St Jean de Luz will return to normal.

My friends here say that from now till mid July is their favourite time here. The weather improves daily, the days get increasingly longer and other than Easter week there are no real inflows of tourists. Much as everyone welcomes the tourists and their important cashflow, life seems to be very different out of season and feels more social.

I saw our first snow flurry in town today. Quite suprised given the proximity of the sea, I must get some skiing arranged...

Basque of the day:- finish :: helmuga