Ten days of quiet, family Christmas, gentle working, snowy driving.
Snow which has lain for a month already, the first time I can remember. Narrowly, and very luckily, missed the travel chaos.
From the study, a change from a snowy Arc de Triomphe from the office back in Paris.
The view from the RSC's new tower, up the river towards Trinity Church.
And in the distance, the ridge of hills beneath which is the village where I grew up.