A(nother) Wintry Walk

How I wish I’d happened to take the big camera today…! We set off for work at 730, in the snow snow snow. There wasn’t as much as the other week, but traffic was AWFUL. Almost a standstill, then a couple of buses and cars stuck on the uphill road, it took us a good half hour to do a journey that normally takes 5 minutes. I’m not complaining though, a couple of my colleagues had to drive for an hour and a half, and another one got stuck after at least an hour and had to abandon and walk home!

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Blurry blurry.Β 

I walked from my Mr’s school (I really love walking in the snow), which was really lovely. Very quiet, deep snow, dramatic blue clouds in the distance…

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Angry, angry sky.Β 

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Kids weren’t in til 930, so I did a few assessments, watched the snow fall, fall, fall. Blizzard? Not quite, but it was falling thick and fast. We had a slightly depleted class, and for some reason, snow just threw us all off. I tried to get on with tasks that we knew they had to do, but it just didn’t seem to happen. After a bit of snow clearance in the playground, it was time to send them all out of the door (at normal home time – no lunchtime closure for us!) and bolt for home ourselves (which meant I forgot to empty the water, hide the iPad and set up for tomorrow…I did plug my snails into their heater though). My Mr had been sent home at 1130, so he walked to meet me and we wandered home. I really wish I’d taken more photos, it was really really beautiful once the mini-blizzard ended and the sun was shining on the city with a clear view right out to the hills.

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20150129_154824We ran down an unspoiled hill of snow – it really would have been perfect snow for sledging and/or a snowball fight. We threw a bit, ran a bit, then carried on trudging home. On returning, we promptly changed into our PJs and snuggled down for the evening. An evening in front of the box with brownies, grapes and lasagne. Location location location currently on,Β nearly time to head to bed with Lord of the Rings. I’m hoping for a snow day tomorrow…not likely though, it seems that I got a job in a school that closes for no weather πŸ™‚

P.s. It’s started snowing again…

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