Well, the UK weather forecasters have been predicting a deep-freeze for a while now, with a freakishly low-temperatured cold-front predicted to hit the country this week – and for once they actually got it right – it snowed! At least in some parts of the country that is.
When I wake up to a blanket covering of snow I always get that excited feeling, like I’m a child on Christmas morning. Nothing much comes close to throwing open the curtains on a frosty morning and peeping out to see the whole scene covered in deep snow; the window hurring up as you start breathing a little faster because you know it means a day off and outdoor fun!
And you can tell it has been snowing before you even open the curtains because there is a brighter, whiter glow coming from around the window. That gets you out of bed a lot faster than normal as you rush to investigate, and your blurry eyes are briefly blinded by snow-glare. When it’s a school-day, kids (and teachers, I’m sure) are all half-heartedly dressed for school, waiting, huddled around the radio listing for local school-closure updates. Another great feeling when you realise that your school is shut – whoooops go up all round and school shirts are quickly swapped for woolly jumpers and wellies. And everyone knows that it is also exactly what happens when adults get an unexpected snow-day off work too. None of this catching up on the housework, doing a bit admin from home, naaaaah – get the sledge out of the shed and put your bobble hat on!
So (even though I have plenty of ‘working from home’ I can do) I’ve had a couple of days of snowmen, igloo-making and getting sopping wet during snowball fights. I’m so glad I bought those snow-boots earlier this year 🙂
So did it snow where you are? Do you love or loathe snowy weather? And get in touch with your photos 🙂