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My first memory of snow

Updated on August 2, 2014

My first memory of snow

I love snow, I know that life stops in the UK and causes it's own problems but when I look out the window and the world is white, my heart skips a beat and I remember the first time I saw snow!

I was about 5 years old and I had been bought the most beautiful pair of red wellies, well at least I thought they were. I also had my red scarf and mittens and I was set to go. My teacher at school had been saying that we wuld have snow and each day I was looking out the window and waiting so impatiently for the snow to appear but each day it was just cold and on others just wet. I remember thinking all I wanted to do was run around in it, build an igloo (we had been learning about this at school, oh how simple life was!!!) and a snowman. the snowman was the main attraction for me, it seemed so magical then and I had never built one before.

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Resigning myself to no snow!

My mom and dad had given me an old cap and scarf and my mom had promised that I could have a carrot for his nose and some big buttons for his nose. I was aching for it to snow but no such luck. After several days I gave up looking and resigned myself to the fact that it was not going to happen, I don't remember much else about it except a deep disappointment, I had resolved to ask Father Christmas for snow as I had been so good, he had it easy in those days!

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Winter wonderland

One morning a couple of weeks later I woke up really early in the morning, I didn't wake my parents, instead I snuck downstairs to get my book that my mom read to me each night, Just so Stories, I didn't know most of the words but I liked to look at it. When I got downstairs I remember glancing out the back door window and seeing that the garden was white. I couldn't believe it, my garden was no longer visible, just covered completely in snow.

I raced back upstairs and looked out of my bedroom window, the whole world was white, it was so incredibly beautiful and perfect, no footsteps in it, just lumps and bumps where plants sat in gardens and cars completely covered in snow. I was mesmerised and I so badly wanted to be out in that snow. I raced and woke my parents up, I wanted to go out but knew I wasn't allowed without them going with me. I pulled at them and wanted them to come with me. I then raced to my bedroom and pulled on some clothes. (I have seen photos since and I had chosen a pink skirt and a white long sleeve top and white tights. Going downstairs I got out my new red wellies and my scarf and gloves and pulled them on

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Snow angels

my first adventure in the snow!

I don't know how long they took to come down but I remember it felt like ages. i wanted to be the first person to step out in that snow, to feel the snow under my feet and build my snowman. When they did come down, they were laughing and joined by my sister, they all put on hats, coats and wellies and we went out. I went ahead first and I remember looking back and seeing that it was my footsteps that were first in the snow. That morning my sister taught me how to make snow angels and my parents and both of us made a really fab snowman. It was such a happy day for me.

Now as a grown up, I still get that tugging feeling of wanting to run outside in new snow, that first excitement when i look out the window and the world is blanketed in white and it makes me smile.

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De-stressing

Life can be stressful, we all have those days where we are stressed and often many in a row. We can look back at our childhoods and remember how simple things were. We would be fed, have clothes, go to school and have lots of hours playing and relaxing.

My one piece of advice if you love snow like me is next time it snows, put on some wellies, the brighter the better, wrap up warm and either with friends, family or on your own go for a walk in the snow. Throw snowballs, build a snowman, do the things that will allow you to remember your innocent days and in this way, a natural de-stress will happen.

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Wellies can and are fab! They can be in all colours, sizes and suit your personality (I can see another lens happening here!!) Just wanted to show that there are fab ones out there, weirdly enough, even ones with heels!!!!

You can click on the picture and it will take you to a place you can get these!

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Snow in 2010

Dorset in Winter snow

Welcome to 2010 and for the first time in so long we have snow for Christmas. Heavy snow that makes the world white and as I said previously makes me want to run out and make the first footsteps in the blanket snow.

I have watched lots of parents with their kids all decked out in wellies (lots of red ones!), scarves and hats walking through the snow, having the occasional lighthearted snow fight and building snowmen! It warms my heart to see people a little more relaxed and happy, it brings out the youngsters in ourselves!

On my way home from a long day at work and travelling at about 15mph (a joy of the snow) I was tired and getting frustrated and then in the middle of the roundabout were two families making a snowman, a really big one and it made me smile and in that moment I was feeling more lighthearted and I even went home and built one with my husband in the garden........we have no children but it's ok at 32 and 33 to do that, I call it practice!

What is wonderful is that 27 years after my first memory of snow, I am still creating new ones and snow for Christmas? It's just what I asked Santa for x

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When you look out the window and the world is white, fresh and pure does your heartbeat race a bit faster because you want to go and play or does it sink because it's just another obstacle to overcome?

When I see the snow......

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The snow has melted...all gone away

8th January 2011

The snow which has delighted some and annoyed others has finally melted....I saw the last remnants yesterday and now there is no more. It is sad for it to go but as I am returning to work, I suppose it is a good thing. Also there is the fact that if we had snow all year around, it just wouldn't be as magical.

I am now of course looking forward to the sunshine, not too much but the joys of spring, when the flowers are all pushing up and looking pretty. I will of course look forward to more snow next year but for now, the wellies go in the cupboard (bought out for rain of course) and the snowmen wait another year to be bought to life!

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September 2011

Will there be snow this year?

It's coming up to autumn, the trees are starting to lose their leaves and the nights are getting darker. I love this time of year, autum is one of my favourites though winter has always been magical because of the snow.

I have my hat ready, my scarf is hanging up and a brand new green pair of wellies to go walking and playing in. This year if we have snow I feel the need to make a snow family!

Hope everyone who has snow is loving it!

Do you have memories of snow, the first time you saw it? Please let me know!

Would love to know what you think

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      Gillian 2 years ago

      I love snow, making snow angels is perfect!!!!

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      natashaely 3 years ago

      @Charito1962: I hope you do one day as it is wonderful!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Coming from a warm country in the Far East, I have yet to experience snow!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love the snow, I find it so magical and you describe this so beautifully, thank you for sharing. I look forward to the snow, I just want to stick wellingtons on (mine are bright blue) and go and build a snowman.....you're never too old for that!

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      citreonman2 4 years ago

      I remember this well, such a magical time, you have always had such a wonderful way with words x

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      My first vivid memories of snow are from when we had blizzards for 3 years in a row. I recall making some awesome snow forts with my siblings.

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      Carol Houle 4 years ago from Montreal

      No Wellies here in Montreal. We wear thick suede boots lined with borg! LOL But of course the winters are deep freeze, though there are snowy days which are much less cold and I do go walkabout with my camera in tow. I'll make a lens which features my photos in a couple months and you're welcome to see how deep that lovely white fluffy stuff gets. Last winter (2013) one storm brought snow to halfway up our patio doors, even though we kept at it. We had to cut a path though our yard, jump the fence and cut a path to our neighbor's patio doors which were almost completely blocked for the wind squalls. Thanks for sharing your story.

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      C A Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      I grew up in an area that rarely had snow. Now that I'm a bit farther north, we get snow once in a while but not too often. I still enjoy seeing it but I don't like to drive in snow.

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      MacPharlain 5 years ago

      What an awesome memory. I don't remember my first snow but have lots of memories enjoying it as a kid, especially sledding.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I miss the snow. I grew up in chicago and went to school in Wisconsin and now I live in the desert :(

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      I don't always like it to be honest. However I just went to Maine and Canada in the US. It wasn't snowing but it was so unbelievably like anything I ever saw...maybe I could tolerate some winter days. Guess your looking forward to December......

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Snow isd great, especially whenI haven't got to work. Now I am at college and hopefully will be just as great, I can even walk here.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love the snow and hate the sun! Lovely memories and well written.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I remember building a snowman with my mom and dad, even had a carrot for his nose. Must have been about 7 at the time and we had loads of snow that year! Had my first sled that year. Great lens, what a lovely memory.

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      Rodjanefreddy 6 years ago

      Love the wellies above. Put them on my Christmas list( I know it's early lol!)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Although the snow has now gone, I remember it with fondness, Not so much at the time of course when I couldn't get anywhere except by slipping and sliding all over the place but that's what is good about memories, they can be selective!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      I love the snow and have great fun watching my dog dig her nose in it and toss it in the air. Fun!

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      EuroSquid LM 6 years ago

      I grew up in a place with no snow. I believe I was about 12 or so when I saw snow for the first time. Now I live in a place with LOTS of snow...brrr. Think I prefer the heat. But this is a great lens and I have blessed it.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      Unfortunately, I don't remember my first snowfall. I have been around snow all of my life.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      I like snow. I don't remember my first experience with snow, but let me share a story I like. When I was 10 our teacher in elementary school brought us to the backyard of the school to skate on ice. While skating, my warm coat melted some ice and my coat became wet. Then the cold froze my wet coat and I had to remove the icicles from it when we went back to the room.

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      kohuether lm 6 years ago

      I absolutely adore those Wellies! I think I want a pair!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Ohhhh make it go away!!! I love it for the first month and then I want to either move or make the snow go away...it's fun when you are young and don't have to shovel or drive in it.

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Growing up I do have fond memories of sled riding, making a snowman, snow forts, ice skating, and my favorite of all, snowball fights!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. It just snowed here the other day. It's still on the ground! My 2 year old loves it, but it's so cold I don't want to let him go play in it. :)

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      reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

      Great-looking and well-written lens on snow. I've enjoyed this visit. Thumbs up

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      danny79 6 years ago

      Amazing Pictures, did you take the bird one?

      I'm going to Chamonix, France in a month, builds up an appetite

      Thanks and drop by

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I remember hiking through 6 feet of snow to get a Christmas tree in the bush. I was 6. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Rodjanefreddy 6 years ago

      Love the update. All melted where I am, just in time to go back to work... Enjoy if you still have any!!

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      Rodjanefreddy 6 years ago

      I like the update, we've had lots of snow and although it's been lovely as you say the novelty can wear off. Thanks for a great lens :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i love snow too !! fab website :)

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your lovely feedback and sneeze is indeed the perfect word lol! I'm glad you liked the lens, it was my second one! Take care ;) My word is splendid!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      this is a beautiful lens, I love snow!!!!! magical :) and what an appropriate security word I have for this lens "sneeze" lol :)

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      acopson 6 years ago

      What a great lens, especially as you're aware in the UK atm we are having copieus amounts of it lol, brrrr

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I remember getting 6 feet of snow one winter in Prince Rupert, BC. We made tunnels in it.

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @SusannaDuffy: I'm sorry it frightens you but at least you can stay indoors away from it, do you think pictures of it are beautiful? Take care

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @aesta1: I have always wanted to go to Canada especially Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables is my favourite book and film, I can imagine the snow is beautiful there but also like anything too much of anything can be a bad thing. Lovely hearing from you. Natasha :)

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @slappywalker: I still go and walk on fresh snow and love to watch my footprints behind me but understand too the frustration of trying to get my car out of the drive, it's all balance love it on my days off a little less on work days. Lovely hearing from you :)

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @CCGAL: What an amazing memory, I can't imagine thinking that but then I think in many years time what we do now will seem strange. I love the cold but then only of I'm wrapped up warm, a walk in the snow still uplifts me. Take care and come back soon :)

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      slappywalker 6 years ago

      I grew up in a place that did not get much snow, so it was always exciting the few times it did fall. Now I live in a place that gets snow regularly. I still enjoy watching it fall, but I don't enjoy having to shovel it out of the driveway.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Love how the world is transformed by snow. Nice memory of your first time seeing it. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love watching it snow. We had a few days this week with beautiful snow covering the mountains, but it's gone, now. I don't enjoy the cold as much as I used to, but I still get a thrill when it first starts snowing.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We used to make artificial snow to put in our christmas tree but when I moved to Canada, I had so much snow. It is very lovely when it is fresh but after a few months of it, you wish the mountains of snow around you would disappear. But it is always nice to have snow at Christmas.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I saw snow once, but that was a fleeting look and many years ago. Snow frightens me

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      I spent much of my childhood in Colorado, and have many memories of "snow days" off from school, and my Dad using a sled to go to the corner grocery! Very nice lens. Welcome to Squidoo.

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      I saw snow the first time ever in the middle of summer, the year we landed on the moon. I remember the adults being worried that the moon landing had knocked the moon out of proper orbit, causing the bizarre weather we had that year. I love how snow looks, but I sure don't like the cold.

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      @LisaAuch1: Indeed we do. I read your lens on Angels, it was beautiful!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I think this years snow has reminded me of the year, when I was around 8 and the snow drifts were higher than the size of me! But we all love making snow angels! And making silly snow men!

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      Rodjanefreddy 6 years ago

      I remember doing star angels but only when I was older, I remember loving the snow and enjoying making a snowman with my dad!