On the 7th of December…..there’s no business like snow business!

Sorry for the snowy pun, but the large (for N Ireland) snowfall yesterday has greatly impacted on today.

For the first time in my memory, schools have been closed due to the snow and ice. We just don’t cope at all well with any sort of change to our normal weather. Somehow other nations manage to keep going but we grind to a halt and local government and local councils are still arguing, 10 days on, about who should be responsible for gritting/salting/clearing the pavements.

Enough of the moaning, here are some of the more pleasant aspects of a snow day:


We have a robin in our garden

Who needs an indoor Christmas tree, when nature can provide this?

and a few more of my own wee snow man!

I also made a pavlova with my middle daughter for her birthday tomorrow, and she was amazed at how easy it was, and maybe even a little disappointed! The washing up took longer than the mixing, so she no longer be impressed by pavlova! However, she is still looking forward to eating it tomorrow evening. Photos to follow.

See you tomorrow, I hope.

Keep those comments flowing!

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  1. Every time I see him, I just want to squeeze him. Don’t tell him…I know how they are…I grabbed a quick hug from Wonder Boy on Sunday night.

    Your snows sound like ours here in the southern United States…we don’t have much equipment for salting, scraping or whatever because snow is so rare so if we get an inch or two everything comes to a halt.
    Happy Birthday to your Daughter….my Daughter’s was last Friday…we have several December Birthdays, also.
    Mama Bear

  2. Enjoy it while it lasts! It looks so pretty. The photos of your son are gorgeous! We haven’t had any snow yet this year, here in the middle of the US.

  3. I have never had pavlova…I can’t wait to hear more. Your little boy is adorable! Carla

  4. The robin photo is lovely! Welcome little friend.

    Your son is SO photogenic with that head of flaming hair!

    Pavlova, how I love it – anything meringue, but my Mr. is not a fan so usually I have that sort of stuff when I get to a bakery. Do you have a special recipe? I wonder if one could make “snowballs” out of them? say bake two small ones and glue them together?

    Yay for you blogging the days away, my friend!

    Love, Barb

  5. Isn’t it weird that we both decided to blog about snow today? Although yours is decidedly cheerier than mine since I *hate* the stuff and am getting ready to go out and shovel it yet *again*.

    Why can’t I live in Hawaii?

    (ps: love that first photo!)

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