We so rarely get it in my corner of south-east England. This morning, we've a real blizzard! I can't go to work because the day centre's shut with the weather.
So... I've been out and taken some photos...
Thanks Tom, lovely scene so long as you don’t need to get anywhere fast,
We had a flurry yesterday which didn’t amount to much but stayed where it fell. Temperatures were very low as expected everywhere,
And we are just getting the snow you had,we are Oxfordshire,
Light but big flakes,settling, I am not at work as my wife is poorly.
Normally I would be out in it as I work outside doing manual work.
Everything to do with earth,digging trenches and holes. Construction etc,
winter is a tough time but summer is sweet, deck chairs at break times taking in the country side.
Beautiful. Thanks Tom, I love the snow, I’m about to go out and enjoy it myself shortly.
Nice to see snow at the seaside.
Here it's sunshine and showers. I'm staying inside struggling to breath.
I’m assuming you’re still managing it? Breathing that is! I’m still in bed, watching the snow fall through my bedroom window. It’s beautiful. I don’t know if I’ll have the energy to go out in it, if not, I’ll continue to enjoy it from where I am.
By the way, you robbed me of a reply on the other thread. I had just finished my reply to you when it suddenly disappeared! Lol! It’s ok, you would of received my reply anyway, even if it didn’t get printed on the page.
Keep going. Breathing is one struggle you don’t want to give up on. Stay warm.
I’m stuck at home too - we’ve had about 8 inches and it’s still snowing! ️
Meanwhile, I'm in touch with people in Europe who've had over 3 metres of snow - and society is still functioning. My friend out on the Canadian prairies, who's in her 80s and disabled, puts up with over 6 months of it - digging herself out, driving to town, carrying on as normal.
Trouble is, it's so unpredictable here. We don't get it for years... then we get a load dumped on us. The councils don't hedge their bets that way. So they're unprepared.
Trouble? Really? I love it and I love it even more when I have a job and you can’t go in because it would take too long to navigate the journey there! Lol! A day in bed or in the snow is always more fun when you feel like it’s a naughty treat because you would normally be in work.
Your friend sounds wonderful. She must like it a little bit though, surely, to stay there all that time, unless she just didn’t realise she could leave or there is something more compelling there for her there. I can’t wait to go to Canada and experience one of their winters. It sounds so exciting coming from England when we are lucky enough to be showered with it only occasionally and never like they get it in some parts of Canada. It sounds wonderful and keeps you fit and well by the sounds of it.
Believe me! A few days, or a couple of weeks... yes, it's fun. For half a year, less so. But it's what you're acclimatised to. I don't think I'd mind it too much.
I went out.
Still snowing a bit.
But imagine waking up to this for six solid months and thinking 'Hm... I have a 20-mile drive to work.'