Waking up to find it has snowed overnight is always a fun moment for a child. Waking up to snow and being told school is closed for the day is even better! I have to confess that I’m just as much of a big kid when it comes to the… View Post

The first snow of the year

The first snow of the year

I still remember the excitement of the first snow of the year as a child. Would it settle? How long would it last? Would we get any more? Sometimes that first snow was the only snow of the year. Some years we didn’t get any at all. One thing was… View Post

Fun in the snow: building a mini-igloo

Fun in the snow: building a mini-igloo

I thought we were done with snow for the year. It turned out that Mother Nature had other ideas though with a brief return of the cold winter weather. Clearly this year is making up for those years where we’ve had no snow! One of the nice things about having… View Post

Do you want to build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman?

The recent snow we had was too powdery to be good for building a snowman. We made the most of it in other ways though. When it finally started to melt last weekend, I thought we might have better luck as the snow was a little wetter. We had to… View Post

Snow painting and fun in the snow

Snow painting and fun in the snow

I love seeing snow through my children’s eyes. To them snow is magical and fun and exciting. And as long as I don’t have to travel anywhere in it, I quite enjoy the rare occasions that we get snow. This week we’ve had snow for several days which is almost… View Post

Friday Focus 15/12/17 – Let it snow

Friday Focus 15/12/17 – Let it snow

The girls were very excited when they woke to snow on Sunday morning. We were out straight away, with coats on over our pyjamas, making the most of it. I think the last time we had snow that actually settled was almost two years ago. It was lovely to watch… View Post

Let it snow, let it snow: waking to …

Let it snow, let it snow: waking to a winter wonderland

Jessica was at the window, looking out under the curtains, when I woke up that morning. She doesn’t normally do that, I thought. Unless… yes, I was right – snow! Big flakes of snow falling outside. The back garden was already covered with a thin layer of freshly fallen snow.… View Post