I love snow. I love snow when everyone I know and love are safely home and don’t have anywhere to be that’s not a short walk away.
Yesterday the hubs went into work late as we had an early morning appointment. He arrived into work in central Birmingham about 11am and by just after midday he was heading home again as the snow was falling heavily and persistently. He travels by train and didn’t want to end up stranded in the city for the weekend.
Yesterday I picked Littlebit up from her Granny and Grandad’s where she’d spent the previous night.
Yesterday I took a corner slightly too fast in the snow and spun the car. I was fine but it put the willies up me. I thought I was being over cautious but I was evidently not being cautious enough.
Yesterday I slipped and slid onto our drive stopping just an inch from our house.
Yesterday was a snowy adventure, but not the good kind.
I couldn’t resist sharing this too that I saw on Facebook today. This is SO true of the UK. A few inches of snow and the country comes to a standstill. What is that about? They have way more snowfall than this in the US and Canada but life still goes on over there.
How are we so under equipped for snow? Don’t get me wrong I think we (as a family) are pretty well equipped. We have winter emergency kits in the car containing:
- A sleeping bag
- Hat, scarf and gloves
- An extra jumper
- An foil emergency blanket
- A warning triangle
- A torch and spare batteries
- Walking boots / wellies
- Water and energy drinks
- Chocolate and high energy snacks like nuts
- Snow / ice scraper and de-icer
- Travel (collapsible) snow shovel
- Neat windscreen wash
- High visibility vests (adult and child)
For home we also have snow shovels, portable heaters, ice melt salt and rock salt. So I think we’re more than equipped. But why then do we hibernate? Why then is our estate like an ice-rink with cars slip sliding all over the place? Why is our local shop already running out of the essentials?
It’s fun for now but it will be a different matter when we need to be somewhere we can’t walk to!