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Friday, 6 February 2009

More Snow!



Today has been a proper snow day. I'll work doubly hard on Sunday (I have a conference paper to write!) but I couldn't miss out on a foot of new snow this morning. This is the 'main' road near us:


We went out at 8.30am at which point apparently no-one in our village had even left their houses, and the snow was falling horizontally thanks to the wind. This was when I realised the value of my old camera: pocket-sized and waterproof! We took the new one too, of course, but we didn't want to take it out of the case in the blizzard that was our village.


We walked down to Stroud (it was all a bit mushy & slippy in the town, but still causing chaos with lorries) and thankfully found a cafe that was open for breakfast so we could warm up over a cup of coffee.

On the way back I made a snow angel. I don't remember doing this as a child and I certainly haven't done it as an adult, but we were walking through a field of undisturbed snow and the only reason I could think of for not doing it was that "I'm a grownup" and that seemed like a really bad reason - I'm not ready to be that kind of person! So I lay down and swished my arms around like a five-year-old, and my husband took photos. Definitely one of my finer 'inner child' moments.

We had been planning to go to Bath today, but there was no way we were going to get our car out. Still hoping it's clear enough for driving tomorrow because I've booked us a super-special meal out (early Valentine's treat) that I've been looking forward to for months. But this is the current state of our car:



And someone else's motorbike, just because it looks cool - this was on the way down, on the way back someone was actually trying to ride this through the snow...


These were all photos from the old camera, haven't uploaded the ones from the SLR yet so there'll be more snow (photos, at least) to come over the weekend.

12 comments:

Diane said...

Great pics! The church looks like the one outside Woburn... but I guess lots of old churches in England look similar :). Enjoy the snow!! And get that paper done!!

Where was the picture in your header taken? It's gorgeous!

and her heart it is in ireland said...

It is so weird to see that much snow over here, the papers keep showing Dublin with snow and I just laugh!

Heather said...

Wow. I've never seen so much snow! At least not in real life.. the most I've ever been around is a few inches!
And I'm glad you made a snow angel! Being a grownup is no reason to be boring!! :)

Chef E said...

I love snow! People ask me how I can live up in the NE after growing up in the heat...that is the reason :)

I want to borrow your motorbike pick for my vision board???

Rachel Cotterill said...

Diane - the header picture is from our camping trip to Iceland

heart in ireland - isn't it great?!

Heather - I think you need to go skiing!

Chef E - I don't know what a vision board is, but go for it :)

Lyndsay said...

Is.Winter.Over.Yet?

Lilly's Life said...

Those pics are incredible. Reminds me of my days in Scotland too.

Jeanne said...

Where's the snow angel? Perferably a pic of you making it....

Debbie said...

The church picture is stunning.

Kazzy said...

A snow day is always a great photo op! Love your shots. We have had snow on the ground since Christmas... non-stop.

Pam said...

That looks like a great wet snow!

Domestic Executive said...

Crikey, that's snow alright! Can't wait to see the next lot of pics. It's been 30 degrees here - not a snonwflake in sight!

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