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Snow

A week at home because the roads were slippery, school transportation and classes cancelled. I was very happy to be working from home, watching the snow from my window. https://automattic.com/work-with-us/

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El Castillo de Chantilly

La biblioteca de madera con libros hasta el techo y sillas de lectura es mi parte favorita del castillo. Incluso más que la colección de pintura, que tiene cuadros magníficos. Me quedo con la biblioteca.

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El castillo de la reina blanca

Fuimos a dar un paseo a los estanques de Comelles. Es un paseo muy bonito y después de dar una vuelta al estanque puedes hacer una parada de oficio y tomar una cerveza local, un crêpe o las dos cosas.

Al lado del estanque hay un pequeño castillo que llaman de la reina blanca. Dicen que Blanca de Castilla se alojó en él. Es una leyenda porque no existía en su época pero probablemente conocía estos estanques. Sabías que Blanca de Castilla nació en Palencia?

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Beauvais and Gerberoy

The Oise region, in the north of Paris has beautiful and interesting places to visit.

We went to Beauvais and visited the cathedral and the astronomical clock.

The clock is a fascinating mechanical calculating machine. On a funny note, the clock represens the final judgement. On the left of God is hell. And the island of Jersey, because, you know how much the French liked the English.



We had lunch at a bistrot in Campdeville, the chimney was on and the pies keeping warm by the fire. I couldn’t decide on a pie. They brought me three! 


After lunch we strolled along Gerberoy, with beautiful paved roads, traditional houses and gardens that make you want to live in the countryside. Just don’t be fooled: it is so green because most days are not sunny like when we visited.





During the car trip, we listened to the family podcast SHORT & CURLY. and LaLaLand soundtrack: