It appears I'm actually living in Scotland, not - as I have thought for the past four years now - in France.
Indeed, the blizzard that had been with us since last night was suddenly replaced with sunny weather and dazzling blue skies. The better to deceive us, I'm sure, as the temperature has remained well below zero.
Or maybe I'm just exaggerating this. Few people will ever know.
Oh my, the weather is changing again as I rant. Will you read on if I give you hourly updates all afternoon? Could I be your life-line with the weather on the continent?
I really need to get a life, don't I. Or a more intense job.