Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Fantastic Freezing February

Well, February came in with a bang - loads of snow, more than we've had for years, more than the children have ever seen in London. As usual, the entire transport network shut down as did the schools so yesterday we were all at home and in the park by 9 o'clock as we were so excited to see a foot of snow over everything. It looked awesome and we had so much fun building a snowman and throwing snowballs.

We'd only bought salopettes for Adam's ski trip on Saturday so they've been put to good use already as have the ski gloves, hat, fleeces and thermals - shared out with the others. I really need some other trousers as wet jeans are not pleasant, but otherwise I was amazingly warm, thanks in part to some fabulous hats which arrived from Sally and Yogya in Nepal, warmly lined with ear flaps and very trendy to boot, the kids are desperate to wear them!! Not often they want to borrow our clothes!
Today was beautifully sunny. Ken had to go into work (the buses were running and so were the tubes, but still no trains - pathetic!!) The kids and I went to the park with the Nikon and took lots of pictures, then raided Morrisons for squirty cream and marshmallows to make hot chocolate. The schools are open tomorrow so real life will kick in again, but this has been a fabulous unexpected break, so much fun - I'm quite glad the British are useless in the snow - we get to take time out.
I'm not looking forward to digging out the car and driving tomorrow, but hey! that's another day.

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