As if on cue, snow has arrived in this corner of southwest France and very festive it is too.
The chateau at Campagne, a hamlet just nearby looks as if straight out of a fairytale or perhaps the set for Merlin. Just perfect.
Even rosehips have a yule-tide ring to them, napped with a little white stuff, good enough to hang on the front door.
Equally of the season, though a little more curious are the bunches of mistletoe growing in the trees.
I came across these just outside Bergerac on the route de Bordeaux. I just need to 'shin' up and take a bunch.
Well everything winds down for Christmas now as I contemplate the travel chaos that is Europe at the moment. If I can cross the channel without stress then I'll be thankful!
I wish you and yours a very peaceful Christmas and a happy new year.