Snow day

All that magical white flurry of snow that fell upon our doorsteps went far too quickly. Two weeks now since the rooftops and gardens were covered in pretty white fluffs of ice and it was wonderful while it lasted.
We didn't have enough snow to build snowmen or go tobogganing or go on a snowy adventure however we DID have snow so that is pretty special. Olive was rather impressed to say the least. In the evening as the snow fell we sat at the window and watched it lay on the wet ground (or at least we saw the wind drag it sideways!). Olive sat, pointed and excitedly said "Oh WOWWW!". It was spectacular.
The following morning I hurriedly looked out the window and felt disheartened that it was all mostly gone. The night took it away from us. Until it started to snow again. I was so excited for Olive so the moment she woke from her nap I put her coat, hat and shoes on and we went outside. Letting the delicate snowflakes fall upon our hands, Olive repeatedly said "bubble bubble" with an excited voice. The snowflakes looked a little like the bubbles from the washing up bowl - the bubbles that Sebastian puts on his hand and blows letting them disperse into tiny bubble clusters -very much like the huge snowflakes she was seeing right at that moment.
We are lucky enough to have lovely downstairs neighbours who let us play in their garden whilst they are at work so I couldn't not let Olive properly feel and see the snow fall around her. It just isn't the same to experience it on our front step!
The snow on the ground was more like ice now and these fresh flakes weren't laying like the night before. So Olive was a little apprehensive about walking on to it. We stood in marvel and after a short while of letting the icy cold temperatures turn our finger tips and noses a darker shade of pink we headed back upstairs in the warmth and continue to stare in awe out the window.
Warm radiators, two pairs of socks and hot cups of tea seem to help us warm up quickly whilst watching passers by wrapped up warm in scarves, coats and mittens.

I know most of the country had a little if not a lot of snow, did you get enough to enjoy it too? Build a Snowman? Sledging? A snow angel perhaps?


  1. Such a sweet experience and so magical for Olive to experience her first snow! To relive this moment through your daughter's eyes must have been soooo <3 ! I love her winter coat, as well.

  2. Ahh we didn't really get any snow in the south west! Not that I mind too much, it's fun and beautiful for the first day and then becomes a nuisance to get anywhere! Really magical for Olive to see it for the first time though! Alice xx


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