Monday, 2 February 2009

We got snow...well 4"....

How wonderful to wake up this morning to some beautiful serene glorious snow. Albeit it has brought most of the country to a standstill Me and hubby were talking about our childhoods when it really snowed....I mean 6' drifts, my Dad used to open the front door to face a huge bank of it, he used to clear a pathway and me and my two brothers would force our way through 3' deep pavements of the stuff. It used to stay around for weeks and refreeze and then the pavements would be thick with 4" of ice...oh those were the days hey? Mind you we did have local shops then in my childhood home. A local greengrocers, a grocers that sold a bit of everything and a sweet shop. So with these 3 stores if one was snowed in everything was catered for. Nowadays with more cars/traffic/people....out of town supermarkets, how things have changed....so 6-10" of the white stuff brings total chaos. But hubby is off work this week and we have just been for a walk locally with the snow biting into our cheeks, we stopped by the local church which looked so pretty and then the park where all the children were playing so nicely together, it did make us smile. Also the number of people actually walking, well I haven't seen it like that for ages.
It has been years since we have seen any serious amount of snow on the south coast of England....but I would imagine with our weather it will all have disappeared by the end of the week...but for now I and hubby will enjoy. x



PS....Out of interest if anyones also into cooking/baking....I started a blog with my attempts....actually its nice to have piccys to look back on...so if you enjoy this sort of thing...it can be found here...http://lovingmyrangecooker.blogspot.com/.....bye for now.

4 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Only 4 inches!! I'd love 4 "!! Here in the South if we get 4 flakes, everyone goes wild with excitement! lol It is beautiful, isn't it? Have a great week!I'm off to visit your cooking blog!...Debbie

Helen said...

Snow photos are lovely ... be very glad you did not get the horrible ice so many others received... We are having temps 10-15 degrees above normal out here today so everyone is happy.

Artis-Anne said...

We too have had snow and it does look lovely on the mountains opposite but it so cold; so after going for a walk I had a baking day yesterday Any exscuse to stay in a warm kitchen , Will go and see you other blog now :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Your snow looks so pretty. I am glad you are enjoying it. We've had so much snow that we are praying for some of it to melt. Actually, we're going to Texas next week. So, if we're lucky... real lucky.. it will be gone when we get back. We're looking forward to walking in the sand!!