Saturday, 30 January 2021


SUNDAY SNOW DAY!! Well after me saying about looking up for snow for ages we finally got some! Yippee! I awoke at 7:30am and saw it falling when I opened my eyes. Happy that it had finally delivered and also being the first to awake I closed my eyes to go back to sleep. No way i'm getting up yet! Well actually yes there is! I MUST have a video of it a piccie of the garden! So here they are! After padding to the back kitchen door this is what I got. Video a bit rubbish through the grubby kitchen door lol!

After taking these I did indeed go back to bed and slept another hour or so. I woke when I heard hubby go to the bathroom and was greeted with "IT SNOWED" "IT SNOWED" from Jessica seconds later. This was so loud it woke the whole house and then Sophie was up. We all jumped straight out of bed and put on our clothes to go outside. I was dressed first so got everybody's coats, hats, scarves, gloves and wellies ready. Me and the girls went out first to the back garden. By this point - I dunno 845/9ish it had started sleeting so job 1 is making the snowman before it's all gone! Sophie was super excited as it hasn't snowed since she was 2 years old (current picture on my facebook profile) and she doesn't remember it. She wanted to take her gloves off and feel it as it is with bare hands for her "first ever snow". So cute! Here's some pics of the snowman making. Hubby was still indoors waking up with caffine and getting in the loft to find the all important sledge!

Mr Snowman - Who we inevitably called Frosty! - has 2 firework rocket plastic thingies for his arms. Jessica's idea! Stones for his tummy which Sophie found for his buttons. And I had to go and dig in the rock hard veggie patch to pull up a carrot for his nose!! J pulled out the scarf, hat and gloves too. 

Once we had finished Mr Frosty the snowman the man with the sledge was suitably attired for the weather so we decided to go out on our front drive way with it. We are lucky that our drive is on a hill so we can go speeding down it. Under normal circumstances this is a silly idea as you might get run over by cars as you go into the road! However - they have closed the road for roadworks at the end! So happy days it was all ours!

Jess decided to write NHS on the car in snow :-)

After this went over to the play park which is literally over the other side of the road. We took the sledge with us and mucked around over there. Sophie saw a school friend so her friend was chasing her on the sledge throwing snowballs at her as she went by. Here are some more pics and a couple of videos i've put on youtube. Here's some sledging action with daddy:

Doesn't nature look so nice with a coating of icing on it! All prettied up - All it needs is a bow of ribbon!

Sophie did a snow angel:

Someone else drew a big smiley face so couldn't resist taking it's picture! Doesn't it look good!

After all this we went back to the driveway for a bit more down hill sledging where mummy decided to get in on the action ... Disaster though as I went flying so fast I ran into the road sign!! *Crash* OOPS! So annoyed this wasn't on camera as it was hilarious! Any way here is another attempt caught on camera: - This one is worth a look LOL!! Just to see an almost 40 year old woman on a sledge- i'll still be doing this when i'm 80 lol! I might not be able to get up after mind!!!!!

Mummy's track from the road sign crash!

Then Sophie had a go:

And then Jess with her railway track made spear LOL!! It has a plastic fork on the end - not quite sure why this was needed mind?! But here we go:

We ended with mummy and Sophie having a go together!

Later in the afternoon it was mostly all gone as the temperature rose to about 5c!

The rest of the day was pretty lazy really. We went in after the rest of the sledging and had breakfast and caffine for the grown ups! Then it was mostly a screen day doing nothing. Think I had an afternoon nap too! The chilled life! In the evening I settled down to finish off my Christmas Chronicles book! And the girls decided that sledging in the snow wasn't enough and they were going to go at it down the stairs in sleeping bags! Just look at these videos!!! Sophie started it too! LOL. She had pillows in hers so it was a little softer going down!

Sophie here:
Jess here:

Right that's it from the snow day! Wonder if we will get any more before the winter is out? Only 4 weeks to go until the metrological start to Spring on the 1st March! That's officially the day I get out in the garden and start doing stuff so I better get garden planning this soon!! I'm feeling behind already! Soon this blog will be full of the garden stuff instead. Can't wait! I love the change of seasons! It's like a new start all over again. Love it! Right sleep well all. Lots of love from us girls - Keep looking up! Xx

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