A Fall in Time: Week Eleven
24th to the 30th of November, 2010
Winter was here. And it was not a normal UK early winter, either. The temperature plummeted, the snow began to swirl, and water locked itself away in ice.
I, however, was warm and toasty in my shelter, enjoying the change in weather and keeping myself cosy by my fire making Christmas presents. I don’t want to spoil what happened during this week—read on to find out.
Rather delightfully, this week at our home in the French Alps, thirteen years to the day after it began to fall at Four Skull Shack, the first snowflakes of the season drifted from the sky.
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Read more at the introduction where, if you wish to catch up, you can also find a full content list, broken into each of the weeks I spent out in the woods.
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Although it is not directly linked to this adventure, I thought I would mention the following post, which is my summary and sort-of conclusion of four years of sending out a letter. The key point of this piece, which links neatly to A Fall in Time is this:
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Whether this relates to how we move through life physically, emotionally, mentally, how we negotiate sharing a letter, or those moments when we decide to undertake something unusual—such as spending weeks alone in the woods—this diversity and difference in path should always be something to celebrate.
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