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Re: Snow! Snow! Snow!

'Heard on the radio that roads from France and Belgium into Luxembourg were at a standstill.''


That must be wrong Pierre, it's only UK that comes to a halt when it snows - or so the UK press would have us believe.
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To my great surprise, when I opened the shutters this morning, there was no frost where I was expecting a sea of white.  J'ai eu les bras qui s'en tombé.  Er...did I get that right (as discussed on the "expression" thread and I am trying this phrase out to learn it properly)?Idea [I]

It certainly wasn't cold, not like it was last night.  Then it started raining quite heavily and now the sun is actually shining and the veranda is warming up nicely.  I have put the clothes out, though keeping a weather-eye out for rain.

Got lunch cooking; roast chicken for me and doggie and potato-and-red-bean burgers for OH.  I just feel soooo much better when it isn't blowing like the clappers (French equivalent for that?) and the sort of weather that freezes your very marrow.

Sorry for melding 2 threads into one but these French expressions can be most engaging and not easy to remember if you don't keep repeating them!  


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sweet17 said: when it isn't blowing like the clappers (French equivalent for that?) and the sort of weather that freezes your very marrow.

 

And that sounds like the Mistral........ or could it be the Tramontane where you are??????? does it get that far north?


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Sorry, id, I didn't make myself clear:  I meant what is the equivalent French expression of "blowing like the clappers"?
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SW17, you made your self very clear to me at least. I was however a bit perplexed by Idun's reference to Mistral as a translation "blowing like the clappers"
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 sweet 17 wrote:
Sorry, id, I didn't make myself clear:  I meant what is the equivalent French expression of "blowing like the clappers"?


One which comes to mind is "un vent à décorner les bœufs", meaning a wind strong enough to pull the horns off cattle...
Would that do? Smile [:)]



Clair
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Oooh, Clair, I LOVE that!!!  Imagine, flying horns everywhere........

That's how I remember a lot of stuff; create a mental image and then I have no problems coming out with the words Smile [:)]


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Back to snow......looks like in our bit of 31 we are due some this coming week.
BREXIT - wonder what the future holds
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