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walkin' in a winter wonderland

This morning I was woken up at about half past seven by the shrill and joyous cries of my infant neighbours. Which was, of course, very annoying. Until I heard one of them shriek "snow!", whereupon I leaped (well, kind of staggered) to the window and looked out to see that the infants were right, and outside was a veritable winter wonderland! Well, a winter wonderland with just about an inch of snow. But still! Snow!

Although it was also a reminder of global warming - one of the teeny infants was exclaiming that it was the most snow she'd ever seen (she's about five), which made me realise that when I was her age, back in the mists of time (1980), we usually got at least one day off a year because of heavy snow falls. I remember making entire igloos on a regular basis! And then there was the huge freeze in about, I dunno, 1982, when we had six foot drifts in the back garden. I haven't even seen this much snow in this country for about four or five years. No wonder I'm so pleased by its arrival.

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pescana
Feb. 23rd, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
Yay for snow! I miss it, and am still holding out hope for snow this year. Have fun!
glitterboy1
Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
Hurrah for snow! We haven't even managed an inch yet, just a light covering a couple of times.

gralyn
Feb. 23rd, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
I have been hearing about the big snow strom of January 1982 for years and years! My mother was pregnant with me and sent my dad out to get ciggies. And he battled the snow to deliver her smokes!
ladyxoc
Feb. 23rd, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
JuJu needs a red scarf! It would look very chic.
stellanova
Feb. 23rd, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)
Hee! P and I actually say this about her! She'd look so festive. But we'd have a very, very hard time getting the scarf on her....
glitzfrau
Feb. 23rd, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
Eee! I remember 1982! We were having a house extension done, and the back garden was a wilderness of snow and caves caused by piles of planks and bricks. Wonderful. There also exists a fantastic photo of me in the snow in a skimpy cotton dress and wellies; apparently, nothing would do but that I would wear my favourite summer dress out into the snowdrifts. I lasted several minutes, what's more, which is quite spectacular.
jeejeen
Feb. 23rd, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
It's times like these that I'm reminded of the VAST CULTURAL DIFFERENCES between us.
stellanova
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hee, we are so unused to snow. When I was in Boston in January a few years ago, I was amazed that we could actually, like, go out to a club on a Saturday night when there was snow on the ground. "You mean, life can actually go on as normal with a few inches of snow? Surely not!"
anglaisepaon
Feb. 23rd, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
Build a tiny snowman for me (suffering thunderstorms and heat). :)
stellanova
Feb. 23rd, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
I can't, it's all gone again! We're just back to our usual damp.
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