Since it's so beautiful I have swapped out the snowy bird image on my profile for a more seasonally fitting oiseau.
I'm not thrilled since last night I got my tax forms which I have to complete. Easier than the US but tougher than the UK. More expensive than both.
The HR director who I started out on a bad foot with when I arrived (think aggressive NY manager meets uptight French hierarchy) has agreed to help me calculate my reported income. (I'm paid in London it gets horribly complicated). For which help M. HR Director will be paid in the gesture of some champagne (yes, I worked out the show French courtesy and bow down to your superiors thing eventually).