Waking up Friday morning we’d half expected the scene that greeted us when we opened the curtains.
The weather forecast had predicted heavy falls of snow sweeping up from the south west.
It was certainly that, there was already about two inches, and it was still falling from the sky in big flakes.
It was the first big fall of snow since I retired just over a year ago, and I didn’t have to worry about going to work…..What a wonderful feeling.
T had already been out to get his daily paper and some milk, but like kids with a new snowfall, we were both eager to be out to walk on some virgin snow.
The dogs were just as eager to go for a walk, so we decided to walk them through the Pleck (the nearby playing field) and up to the main road to see how the traffic was coping.
We decided we’d better not take Cindy with us as the snow was now around five inches deep and still coming down.
The Pleck was full of kids (schools obviously closed) on sledges having a whale of a time.
My mind drifted back to many years ago, when our girls were young, we’d bought them a plastic sledge and taking it in turn had gone down the slope two at a time.
For the grand finale, all four of us sat on the sledge. Setting off from the top of the slope, with the weight of two adults and two kids we soon gathered speed, halfway down the slope where there is a steep drop we took off, crashing down onto the lower part of the slope, the sledge broke up into several pieces, leaving us all in a heap screaming with laughter.
We continued up to the main road, before turning round and retracing our tracks.
Both dogs love the snow, Jasp perked up, even trying to run at times.
By the time we got home, I decided to measure the depth of snow on the decking rails….almost six and a half inches….and STILL snowing.
As for T, yes, he’s still wearing shorts, much to everyone’s amusement.
A short video below, with Status Quo’s Down down, deeper and down: