Friday, 6 February 2009
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.