Wednesday, January 06, 2010



Yesterday afternoon and evening we had a lot of snow! Phil, Sian and I all love snow and went out for a walk in the evening. It was magical - there were a few other mad souls out, throwing snow balls and building snowmen. It's funny to see how grown men can suddenly get very primitive when it comes to a snowball battle!!!!

This morning Phil & I got up before sunrise and walked round and up Helsby Hill. The girls weren't going into school and I don't work Wednesdays; Phil decided to work from home. Our walk was just wonderful - words fail me to describe it - when the sun came up and shone across the snow covered fields and lit up the bare branches of trees heavily laden with snow....well, it was so beautiful it was almost too much!

Snow transforms the mundane into something out of this world. I know the snow is hazardous and has caused chaos across the UK but I'm still in awe of the magnificence of a snow-covered landscape.

Phil took today's photo; I didn't take my camera in case i fell over in the snow and smashed it (not goid when we have a wedding in less than two weeks!)

Later this afternoon I went to TESCO - Kate fainted in the snow and told me only a Krispey Kreme donut would make her better so off I set like the loving mum I (sometimes!) am! I was astonished to find the shelves bare of semi-skimmed milk and lots of people going out with bags cat litter (supposedly a good substitute for grit!)- the papers are right, panic-buying is going on! I was also taken aback to see my first hot cross buns!! It is still only January, right?

I am NOT looking forward to going to work tomorrow, especially as our heating has packed in. Should be an interesting trip, to say the least...

9 comments:

Akelamalu said...

The snow does look lovely but it's such a nuisance! I'm praying for a big thaw before next Wednesday.

Becky said...

What a lovely channel you have here. I arrived through a series of jumps. Greetings on this very icy evening, from another worrier LOL !

mrsnesbitt said...

Panic buying of bread and milk up here! Didn't know about the cat litter! Will remember that one!

Cathifach said...

It's always a pleasure reading your blog - sometimes I think I could have written exactly the same things. The photo is beautiful - what a brilliant idea and an experience you'll always remember. Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best.

Denise Burks said...

I had a dream once about going for a walk with my husband on a beautiful snowy day. But we mostly have a list of chores a mile long that seems to get in the way. But tonight, when he gets home from delivering our daughter to college, I think I'll ask him to go on that walk. It sounds lovely.

Thanks for inspiring me!

Denise Burks
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The Quiet Rage said...

You do need to plan a trip to Minnesota;)

cheshire wife said...

Snow or not that photograph is anything but mundane!

Our snow has nearly gone now.

photowannabe said...

Safe drive into work Julie.
I'm so glad you could have a special walk with Phil and enjoy the "romance" of the snow. Great picture too.
Krispy Kreme...yummmm

Kerri said...

Gorgeous pic!