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My first memory of snow
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.
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!
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
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.
Read a beautiful description of a snowy day or create your own (for $4.99) with the Insta-Snow, just a little bit of fun.
A beautiful book with such lovely descriptions.
Just for fun, create your own snow scenes, expands up to 100 times it's size!
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.
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!
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
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......
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!
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!