I'm sorry if this is boring ;) but I guess my joy at getting the white stuff is because I grew up in Africa - where there is not much of it. What there is happens high up and requires hours of driving :)
So this morning we woke to a white wonderland - oh so pretty! It had snowed very lightly all through the night but really picked up allot just after we woke around 7 this morning.
I love how vibrant the daffodils look against the white backdrop don't you?
Anyhoo, I decided to give the girls a snow-break from lessons for a bit so that we could get outside and enjoy the falling snow and do a bit of sledging. That's the great thing about homeschooling, we can grab opportunities that come along at the drop of a hat. We bundled off and set out.
This snowfall has delivered more wet snow this time round. Boxing Day's snow was certainly more dry, we struggled to form snowballs from it. But this time we had no problem. The girls had a few downhill rungs and then convinced me to have a go. "Come on mum, you have to be 'fun mum' this winter" - thanks Boots advert!
So I did, who can argue with the Boot's advertising slogan lol.
We then made our way down to the lake, it was pretty much frozen over. All the waterfowl were skating along the top, there was only a small patch or two of broken ice for them to swim in.
We continued on our walk, enjoying how different the landscape looks when covered with snow. The girls relieved some bowing branches of their snow loads with much delight as I happened to be under one of them at the time.
After having walked in the falling snow for a good 25 minutes we were beginning to feel a bit wet and cold so headed home. Home was a welcome sight :)
We shook off the snow, grabbed a hot drink and opened the school books. All longings for the white world outside completely satisfied and minds able to concentrate on lessons :)
Happy Wednesday all...