Thursday, February 08, 2007

SNOW Day!!!

At 5am there was no snow. At 6.30, everywhere was white, and David and I tuned in to the radio and TV to hear whether schools were closed. I had a call first to say my school was closed and then David heard his was on the radio. I had already seen that our local bus company was stating that the busses were "sliding" in the snow, and the thought of sending my son off on a double decker bus across the countryside to the town where his school is was out of the question. He was very happy....his holiday started a day early!

Mid-morning, I put on the snow boots and wandered down to the village, and stopped at the babes to play. They built snowmen with some friends, and had a wonderful time with the sled in the garden, and then we all had a snowball fight. A hot drink and flapjacks later, I booted up again, and walked, or slid, rather, down the hill to the village centre.

Here you can see the centre of the village with the war memorial.

And here is the church. It was lovely crunching through the snow in the churchyard. No-one had walked on it before me. I love the sound it makes.

On then to the field at the outskirts of the village, where traditionally, all the children (and a lot of adults too!) go to go sledding. The local farmer doesn't mind at all.

And then I walked home. And I snoozed in the rocker. It has snowed most of the day, and now it is going to freeze over night. Tomorrow is the last day of school, and I am thinking that there could be a chance it is closed again. I think some children may decide that they are already on holiday! Sigh. This has been a gift of a day.


Morning Glory said...

I love your pictures. It just makes me so eager to get over there again, but sadly it's going to be another year before we do. The snow in your village makes it look like a greeting card.

Heidi said...

This is beautiful!!! I'm glad you got to play in the snow! Yippie.

Katherine said...

This has made me feel terribly homesick!

Hungry Hippo said...

It's not fair!!! I had to go to school today :((stamping my feet in indignation).

Diana said...

Aren't snow days great? I love the pictures of your village--it reminds me of Connecticut when I was really young.

Barb said...

What a lovely place you live, Linds. I can't imagine having a village square. I can't imagine living in a village! Lucky, lucky you. Wonderful photos!