We have just watched a film on tv, Joyeux Noel, based on when the Germans, French, and Scots declared a cease fire for Christmas night on the front in 1914. The soldiers then sang, shared drinks and buried their dead comrades in the snow, and played football in "No mans land".
Makes you think with Christmas approaching that even if you haven't got much it is good to be at home with the people who love you. So it makes me think about people in the armed forces away from home. What a mixed up world we live in.
On Saturday I walked around Fougeres, it was sunny and the sky was blue, no snow here in this part of France. So much rain has fallen that the force of water at the castle was extremely powerful, the sluice gates were open and the water roared.
So while others were doing their Christmas shopping I wandered around the park, and streets which have some lovely old timbered buildings.
I saw some interesting boxes, not for presents!
This one is near the castle.
This box is in the Jardin Public.
Box is boîte.