Sitting in my hotel room in Strasbourg, France, late evening, catching up with email (always a constant task!), I look out of the window to a world of white. Yes, it's snowing here.
I arrived in Strasbourg late this afternoon after a pretty pleasant drive down from Amsterdam. About 700 kilometers and four countries in total (Netherlands > Belgium > Luxembourg > France) to get here. For the first time, I used a TomTom portable GPS navigator. Excellent - it guided me precisely to my destination without any navigation errors, so I'm quite impressed.
One of the great things about European motorways is that you can drive pretty fast over long distances. My return route to Amsterdam tomorrow night will likely be via Germany where I can take complete advantage of those high-speed autobahns and really motor!
That, of course, depends on the weather now. So back to the snow. A light covering so far but likely to be more overnight. Bitterly cold out there, too (a relative term of course: compared to winter temps in, say, Winnipeg, Canada, 'bitterly cold' here is positively tropical).
But it does look like Europe is heading for a severe winter by some accounts.