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we’ve had a lot of snow here in england recently and it’s been quite exciting! it’s also caused chaos! while it does snow here once or twice a year it’s always very light and if it settles its barely a few inches thick. this time it was about 6 inches thick and britain came to a standstill!




i couldn’t even get to work. the first day i couldn’t get out my drive – i was skidding and sliding all over the place. at the end of the day it had thawed and i managed to park my car in the street, but then the next morning the car wouldn’t start. the engine had gotten wet or cold or something and I had to get the car repair man to come out. this meant that we were stranded for two and a half days until my friend charlie came to take me out on saturday night.




the first day we were stuck my first impulse was “yay! snowday!” but poor old charlotte didn’t share my enthusiasm as she was set to miss out on some crucial classes ahead of her exam. and then, on top of that, the drains suddenly got blocked and we had to get the drain men out!


so it was a bit stressful, really. well, in parts. it was very stressful in parts but overall we managed to have some fun and make the most of it!


we went for nice snow-walks, had snowball fights (with each other and with the village children) and made a snowman! we also watched the end of season 1 of jericho, as well as the mummy 3 (which sadly wasn’t very good) and generally just cuddled up together!















i also just found the snow itself amazing! i’d never seen thick snow before and this was only the second time i saw snow settle. i love how it collected on each and every surface and how thick it was! i loved walking through it. i was so silly i was jumping around in it and even tried to slide on it (too many cartoons)!


i loved how it fell so thickly! there was one time when it was even becoming difficult to see. there was just snow everywhere.


it was amazing.

















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  1. February 17, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Wow, it is so much fun to read your thoughts on snow, being a pretty new experience for you. That must be what it is like for a child experiencing his first snow. Over here (Maryland in the US) we get it regularly and there just isn’t that thrill any more. SOMETIMES it is exciting, but more often it is just bothersome. So it was very enjoyable to me to see how much fun you are having with it.

    (By the way,I found your blog through Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made On.)

  2. February 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Love your snow pictures. As much as I have come to really hate winter and snow, there is nothing prettier than how it looks on roof tops and on trees and hedges. If nature could somehow manage not to drop it on roads all would be wonderful.

  3. February 17, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve only seen snow a couple of times too, so I definitely share your enthusiasm 😀 It snowed a bit here too, but not nearly as much. It’s too bad it caused all that trouble, but you and Charlotte seem to have had some fun anyway!

  4. February 18, 2009 at 7:23 am

    I want snow like that! It seems fantastic! The most snow we’ve ever had here was probably about 4 inches in 1989. Enjoy it! And I love the pics 🙂

  5. charlotte
    February 18, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Pooks!!! She looks so cute (and a bit scraggy).

  6. Anonymous
    February 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Aw, your love for the snow is just lovely to behold, but we soooo have differing views on it! I feel all bah humbug now!

  7. Fiona
    February 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    That last “anonymous” comment was me! Forgot to add my name!

  8. February 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Hmmm, you think the snow will still be around when I touch down in London next week? Or are they all gone by now?

  9. jean pierre
    February 25, 2009 at 4:12 pm


    hi heather! thanks for dropping by. yup – i felt exactly like a child! 😀

    i can very well imagine how it can all become very bothersome – especially if it snows for more than 5 days!


    you’re so right.


    so you can relate. i was feeling like the only snow-virgin here. yeah, christ, i just can’t imagine snow in new orleans…!?!




    haha – we do! 😀


    sadly not, you just missed it. although, if it had still been snowing then you probably would’ve stayed stuck in the airport. britain truly came to a standstill and there were no planes coming in or out!

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