After a few very cold but ‘snowless’ days in Nottingham I returned back to Stanbridge last Friday to find a light dusting of snow on the nearby fields and pastures.
After a pleasant night catching up with my parents, my Dad and I watched on to see a blizzard settle in for the morning on Saturday (see photo above). By Sunday we were digging up the powdery snow so our car wheels could get a little grip.
I spent most of the weekend in front of the fire, keeping warm, reading, watching a bit of TV and generally enjoying being back at home. Luckily I didn’t have to go too far with all the Christmas shopping done (phew!), thankfully avoiding the ensuing travel chaos. The biggest inconvenience of the weekend was not being able to watch the Chelsea vs Man U game which was called off on Saturday, amid safety concerns over fan travel.
All this leads me to wonder whether we will have a ‘white christmas’ this year. I was intrigued to find out that in London, snow has to fall on Christmas day on a small patch of roof at the Met Office for it to be technically classed as a ‘white christmas’. Regardless of that, with the freezing temperatures (it’s been down to -9 here!) continuing, I’m sure we’re likely to see at least a little bit of snow around next Saturday.
I’m working from home in the run up to Christmas, so to everyone out there, have a Merry Christmas and I hope that everyone gets to where they are trying to over the festive period! x