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There’s no business like snow business…

 

At this time of year, I become a bit of a bore. All right- more of a bore. Only instead of going on (and on) about books, dogs, the million best ways to eat peanut butter etc, as is my usual style, I’m fixating on SNOW.

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My village in the snow

 

Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved the stuff. Which was lucky as, growing up in the 1970s and and 1980s there was quite a bit of it around, even in the centre of town where we lived. In the winter of 1978, I remember an afternoon trip to the cinema, with snow already on the ground, and coming out 2 hours later to a fresh fall so thick we could barely walk home. I was quite little at the time, and the snow deep enough that it came over the top of my wellies. Ah, those were the days.

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In my front garden, delirious with joy!

After the snow-less 1990s and early 2000s, we’ve had a recent run of cold, snowy winters. I’m a fair bit older now, but let me tell you, that snow madness is still there. If snow is forecast, I usually can’t sleep for checking out of the window. It drives my poor husband nuts.

 

If-IF- it has snowed in the night, I can usually sense it the minute I open my eyes. It’s the sounds. And the light. Everything’s different. It’s this that I love. The fact that the world stops and goes quiet just for a very short while.

 

Then, the noise starts- mostly from me- running about the house whooping, shouting to my husband, listening to the local radio for news of Snow Days, whipping my dogs into a frenzy and phoning my best friend- and fellow snow nerd- Karl.

‘Hey Snow Sister!’ is what we say to each other. ‘Did you get any snow?’51Rp7pMZPQL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_

Which yes, come to think of it, is where the title for my latest book came from. But that’s a whole different story…

 

One thought on “There’s no business like snow business…

  1. Don’t get me talking about it! Best thing, EVER!! ‘Snow, Snow, I LOVE IT SO!!!’ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    ‘Do you want to build a snowman?, Come on let’s go and play!’

    πŸ™‚

    I’m SO jealous, you have so much of it! πŸ˜€ Have you made a Snow Angel or Snowman yet? x

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