Sunday, 20 January 2013

Snow photos

We had been warned about the snow that was due to hit us at the end of this week. Emily was quite excited about it and hoping for a snow day but when Friday dawned clear, she headed off to school as usual.  She hadn't been gone long when the snow started. It was really fine and didn't look like it would come to much - I was wrong!  It started lying on the ground straight away and within a couple of hours we had a fairly respectable layer of snow.  I got a text from Emily at about 10.30am saying that the school was going to close at 11.30am and she'd see me soon :)   She got home and changed into comfy clothes and we watched as the snow continued to fall.  

Saturday stayed clear all day but because it's been cold the snow continued to lie and our road was quite icy. Today we had been promised more snow and we haven't been disappointed.  It started fairly early this morning and hasn't stopped since.

 Looking from our front door to the entrance of our road. The cars parked along the side of the road aren't always there but when it starts snowing everyone moves their cars a bit closer to the main road to be able to get out.  Although we only have a fairly small incline from our house towards the main road, it's amazing how a little bit of snow makes it difficult to negotiate.
 Looking to the right of us.
 The children in the road have been having a great time on their sleds.
 I, however, prefer to watch from the comfort of the lounge ;o)  In this shot one of the Dad's was out there having as much fun as the children, I think.
 The oak tree on the green in front of our house.
 Looking out the back towards Forest Way - a wooded footpath which leads down to Forest Row.

 Alice's swing adds a little pop of colour in the back garden.
My photo for today. Although it looks a bit misty it's actually the snow falling - it's very fine at the moment but it still hasn't stopped. Jon also saw that it's supposed to get heavier again over the next few hours. Emily, naturally, is hoping for a snow day tomorrow too!

In the meantime, I'm having a little bit of grandchildren withdrawal as I haven't seen them since Thursday.  Claire didn't have any heating or hot water this morning and I thought we might have to pick them up and bring them down to our house but her landlord (and friend of mine) went round and managed to sort them out again. I think a Skype call is going to be needed :)


UPDATE:  Claire's heating has gone off again so Jon has gone to pick her and the girls up to come and stay with us tonight. Certainly wouldn't be much fun staying in a cold house tonight with a little baby!