It seems that some of you heard about our recent weather, even from across the Atlantic.
No doubt parts of the UK (the North and Scotland) were sniggering about the fuss we southerners made, being themselves quite used to such degrees of whiteness. And some of you reading this from other parts of the world would find 8 inches of snow nothing to write home about. Or write blog posts about. But it was snow in unusual quantities for us, especially in London. So please bear with me - it was exciting! we had fun!
LG set off for school, feeling very hard done by and with a note explaining why she was wearing non-school-uniform trainers, but was back home before very long as there was no public transport and walking would have been quite an unpredictable trek.
The school sent an All Parents text around some time close to 2 pm announcing school closure (tch!) by which time we'd been out trudging, crunching, photographing, wondering, wandering, fighting, throwing and generally playing around with the lovely stuff. And, in between times, sitting in front of a roaring fire.
Classes at University were also cancelled for 2 days and so, as a friend put it, it was like a surprise holiday somewhere different.
Somewhere better, with much more beauty, fun, mucking about and damp clothing drying on the radiators.
Monday was full of heavy whiteness and the sky was thick with snow all day.
Tuesday was clear and bright, the sun casting exquisitely blue-white shadows on the still-crunchy sparkling snow.
Our garden still has a few patches of snow and ice, but the forecast of "heavy snow" again for tomorrow has now sadly changed to a prediction of "sleet". Won't that be nice?
I'm still in the process of sorting through the many photos I took, but heres a selection: