Thursday was the day of my long awaited an much anticipated sabbatical in the South of France. My flight was booked for 11.20am from Luton to Nimes. So just my luck to awaken and find the heaviest snowfall London had seen in 10 years… Unfortunately Ryanair doesn’t stretch to emergency travel information in their budget fairs. Naturally, after lugging my 2 months worth of suitcases and a very reluctant partner through the inches of snow, I ended up having to rebook a flight 2 days later.

When I finally did arrive in Nimes, driving down sunlit tree lined avenues towards my home-to-be, all memories of snow quickly melted away!