Snow!


I’m sure many of you are sick of the sight of it but I’ve not had many opportunities to see snow (to be precise, twice) so when it snowed on Boxing Day while I was visiting my family in the UK I was delighted.  That the snowfall coincided with First Born’s first night in the UK – and his first ever experience of snow – made it all the more exciting.

As the first flakes fluttered down we all rushed outside, immediately built a snowman and then gathered as much snow as we could to throw puny snowballs at each other. Our laughter and screams of hilarity drew confused neighbours to their kitchen window and we laughed even more when we heard one of them comment “Oh, it’s OK. They’re foreign”.

It's not much to look at, but it's Ours!

It’s not much to look at, but it’s Ours!

Foreign antics

Foreign antics

The following morning my Dad took us all for a long walk around Shire Hill. I  love the crunchy noise the snow makes when you walk on it!

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The snow had hardened by then but that didn’t make the views any less spectacular.

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Looking down on Glossop from Shire Hill

 

More snow was flung around.

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And again the neighbours came to have a look.

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What’s with these foreigners flinging snow all over the place?

Half way up the hill we found this poignant memorial and we stood still for a moment, the only sounds coming from the wind whistling through the trees and the occasional plaintive bleat from the sheep.

Come and sit for a while, and remember me

Come and sit for a while, and remember me

We all felt a little sobered, so it was a great relief to the eyes to see a small splash of colour among the white to cheer us up. First Born’s reaction was delightful – “But that’s so English!”.

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16 thoughts on “Snow!

  1. A beautiful story. Such a laugh regarding the comment by the puzzled neighbours! The snow is always glorious to those who don’t or can’t or wont drive, and to crunch your way across it over the hills of the gorgeous Glossop countryside is indeed a delight. Snow induces a special muffled silence, as if there is a wodge of cotton wool in your ears. – A bit mystical, in fact.

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  2. Lovely scenery up that way in the Peak District but I won’t sit on your bench this week if you don’t mind, though it might be rather lovely in the summer 🙂
    And I love the last photo!

    We went away for Christmas one year recently and it was absolutely freezing and snowy and our South African neighbours had a braai outdoors on Christmas Day – so funny 😀

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