A heavy and abundant coating of snow sits across the countryside, with my footprints being quickly devoured by snow that looks set to stick around for more than just one day.
The north of the Dordogne has seen around 10cm of snow, and the département currently sits under a vigilance orange that is in place until Thursday morning.
So the log burning fire is up and running, and as the lights flicker it seems as though the electricity itself is struggling to get through, leaving people cocooned away in the Dordogne countryside.
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