A Winter Wonderland
Hello, it's Rob here. I was stuck at home recently and couldn't get to the office. No I wasn't being lazy; the weather was to blame! I know the British like to talk about the weather but the snowfall last week was exceptional. Let me tell you more.
It snowed and snowed, so much so that I couldn't drive the car and there were no trains. Winter has just begun and yet, I am already up to my knees in snow! We call it 'the white stuff' and we don't see it that often in England. The mountains of Scotland usually get some but it's unusual to see much in the South of the country.
Have a look at my photos to see what I mean. It does look beautiful, like the picture on a Christmas card but it's not the festive season yet. Outside it was cold and it was also very peaceful because there was very little traffic and the snow softens the sound too.
As water dripped off my roof beautiful icicles formed and hung to the eaves.
There was lots of fun to be had in the snow, especially for children. My daughter has been making snow angels by laying on her back in the snow and spreading out her arms and legs. However the fun doesn't last that long because she gets cold and starts moaning!
Sledging is another fun thing to do and of course, everyone has to build a snowman. But as you can see we have not had much success in making a good one because the snow is too light and fluffy. Can you see what we have used for his nose?!
As I said, getting this much snow is quite rare so we have to make the most of it. The problem is that we are not that prepared for it. Our village shop quickly ran out of supplies like milk and bread. The railway companies couldn't clear the tracks so the trains couldn't run and I don't own a pair of skis to get about on!
After three days the novelty was beginning to wear off. I wanted to get out and about, get the cupboard stocked up and get back to work! Imagine living in a country that has snow all winter.
Well I hope you've enjoyed reading this blog. Maybe you have never experienced snow or maybe you always get snow and what I've got was just a light covering. Please let me know your stories. Bye for now.