We have snow!

Yes, I know it was forecast. I know that folk in other parts of the country are going to call our inch or so of white stuff paltry … but snow?  In Sandwich?  Seriously?

In the four years I’ve lived here. I’ve never seen more than the odd flake whirling past the window – clearly lost and on its way elsewhere.
Still, it’s an ill wind, as they say. At least the Turkish carpet has finally been out for a thorough beating.

Author: Stella Riley


4 thoughts on “We have snow!”

  1. We have a light dusting of snow.The beast from the east–I mean our dog Harry-has been out and about in the garden making paw prints!

    1. Harry looked as if he was enjoying himself. Dogs do tend to love the snow, don’t they? The trouble is getting rid of ice-balls in their fur after they’ve had their fun. Lesley, I’m considering setting up a closed FB group for readers/reviewers/friends such as yourself. A place where you can all chat to each other – not just to me. What do you think?

  2. I grew up on the south coast overlooking the sea in Hampshire and I don’t ever remember snow settling there. However, I went to school on the other side of the hill and remember being sent home from school (on foot) because the snow was so heavy but once we got to the top of the hill, the coast side was completely clear but it was quite nice because I got a few days off. As I write, the snow is falling here in London where it is not unknown for snow to settle but it is not that common (for reasons of urban warming rather than anything else). Just think of those frost fares on the Thames of yore. I am led to believe that the sea has even frozen in some places.

    1. We’re just over a mile from the sea and what you say about the Hampshire coast is usually true here. But the easterly wind has been truly evil for five or six days now and, for the first time since we’ve lived here, it’s brought the snow with it. Most of the first snowfall melted away during the course of yesterday but it froze overnight, along with another light dusting. After walking along the riverside yesterday and returning home frozen to the bone, I think today is one to stay safely at my desk and focus on the task in hand! Although, the fairs and bonfires on the Thames when it froze do sound good fun, don’t they?

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