Snow Day

6:30 am.Woke up. Slowly realised it was too light. Promised snow must have arrived. Disappeared under duvet.


7:00am alarm goes off. Contemplate getting up. Soon after, I hear my mobile phone, down in the kitchen. Beep. A text message has come in.  Hmm. Early morning text plus snow. School must be closed.

Better check. Yes. It’s closed. Put head round each of the children’s bedrooms and break the news. Amazing how they find it easier to jump out of bed now.


Filled the day reading together and playing in the snow. Sat around the table drinking hot chocolate and marmalade covered toast at elevenses.

While the children caught up with the BBC Winter Watch,  I finished off some sewing. My craft morning with friends cancelled, but I don’t mind. I love an extra day with my children.

Afternoon, the whole family took the sleds up the field and built a slippy slide. Gwinny the dog flew up and down the snow covered slope. Trying to steal mittens and boots. Children squealing and laughing.

At home, we watched a flock of fieldfares devouring the berries in a near by tree. Watched a flock of lapwings fly over. A tiny firecrest whizzes passed us. And the snow kept on coming. So glad we don’t have to be anywhere else.

6 thoughts on “Snow Day

  • Saturday 19 January, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hellooooooo !
    Hope all is well, and you are playingin that beautiful fluffy snow, i’m envious!
    love love love xx

  • Sunday 20 January, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    oh england has so much beautiful snow and minnesota has none?!?!
    i’m trying not to focus on the injustice of it all and just enjoy the gorgeous snow-filled posts of my bloggy friends over the pond!

    enjoy the snow!!!

  • Sunday 20 January, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I love your snow, and your snow day looks perfect. The picture by the fire with the book is beautiful – my eldest is also a HUGE Dahl fan 🙂

    • Tuesday 22 January, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      They are fab books. Its lovely seeing the second of my children discover them. She’ll read one after another, just like the eldest.Such fun!

  • Monday 21 January, 2013 at 6:03 pm


    The fieldfares were so cool to watch 😛


    • Monday 21 January, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      You’re right. It was fun watching them. Still some berries on that tree. We’ll need to keep our eyes on it and see if they come back. 🙂

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